HANCOCK COUNTY — A Hancock County man is accused of robbery and multiple other felony and misdemeanor charges after his father told police his son beat and choked him while demanding money.
Michael E. Marvin, 40, faces Level 3 felony charges of robbery resulting in bodily injury and burglary resulting in bodily injury; a Level 6 felony charge of strangulation; Class A misdemeanor charges of domestic battery and intimidation; and a Class B misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief.
According to a probable cause affidavit, the charges stem from a confrontation at 11:25 p.m. Sept. 30 at a home in the 7200 block of Buck Creek Road.
The affidavit states that Richard Marvin, Michael Marvin’s father, reported his son came over to pick up a blanket and $20.
Michael Marvin forced his way into the house from the garage, demanded more money and pushed Richard Marvin against a vehicle in the garage hard enough to make a dent, the affidavit continues.
Richard Marvin told his son he didn’t want to give him more money, and then Michael Marvin hit him with closed fists while demanding more money, according to the affidavit.
Richard Marvin told police that when he attempted to go out a back door, his son stopped him, choked him, pushed him to the ground and put him in a choke hold. Eventually, Richard Marvin was able to get up and gave Michael Marvin more money to get him to leave, the affidavit states. Richard and his wife, Becky Marvin, reported Michael Marvin said if they called the police he would come back and kill them.
Michael Marvin pleaded not guilty in court on Monday, Oct. 7. Hancock Superior Court 1 Judge Terry Snow granted Michael Marvin’s request for a speedy trial and appointed Chris Smith as public defender.
Michael Marvin called the charges “insanity” and indicated it’s absurd that he and his father “getting into it” could be considered a robbery. He added he and his family are very close.
Snow maintained Michael Marvin’s bond at $20,000 after deputy prosecutor Kevin Kelly referred to the threat reported in the affidavit and what he called Michael Marvin’s extensive criminal history.
Snow scheduled a pretrial conference for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 and a trial for 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9.