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Grandpa Resists Baby Theft
March 19, 2009 permalink
Indiana grandfather Marvin Garbers was arrested after resisting efforts by social services to remove members of his family. Other Americans resisting social workers have been sentenced to long jail terms or killed forthwith.
Grandfather accused of striking officer
A 61-year-old Evansville man is accused of striking a police officer after becoming upset about Child Protective Services taking custody of his infant grandchild.
Marvin Garbers was arrested Tuesday afternoon on preliminary charges of battery on law enforcement and resisting law enforcement.
According to an Evansville Police Department probable cause affidavit, Officer Cara Messmer was dispatched about 3 p.m. to 4107 Theater Drive because case workers were taking custody of a child and believed “the mother would give (them) a hard time.”
Garbers and the child’s grandmother reportedly pulled up as case workers and police were there, with Garbers allegedly then charging officers standing at the front door.
“Garbers was yelling ‘You aren’t going to tell me what to do,’” Messmer wrote in the affidavit, adding he then hit her and flailed his arms as he attempted to get inside.
Police say Garbers agreed to stop immediately after being warned he could be stunned with a Taser if he continued.
Messmer reportedly suffered a complaint of pain and redness to her forearm. According to the affidavit, he said “Good, I hope your arm does hurt” as Messmer recounted the circumstances to a police supervisor on scene.
Authorities did not release any information on why the child was being removed from the home.
Source: Evansville Courier-Press (Indiana)