Wanted Man Arrested on I-24 in Coffee County

Robert Earl Hester intake photo provided by the Coffee County Sheriff's Department.

Robert Earl Hester intake photo provided by the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department.

Robert Earl Hester age 37 of Piedmont Alabama was driving a vehicle on Interstate 24 near mile marker 115 inside Coffee County Tuesday afternoon. Hester was stopped for a traffic violation westbound by Tennessee Highway Patrolman Donnie Clark.
A check of Hester confirmed him to be a fugitive from justice out of Calhoun County Alabama where he is charged with a child sex crime. Hester physically resisted arrest by trying to get away from Clark after the traffic stop. The man then physically assaulted the Patrolman Clark by grabbing the officer and shoving him. Clark then had to physically take the subject to the ground to complete the arrest.
Calhoun County authorities advised that they would extradite Hester back to Alabama.
Hester is charged with being fugitive from justice, assault and resisting/frisk/halt/arrest or search and was booked in at the Coffee County Jail under a $1,007,500 bond and has a court date set for November 24, 2015.