Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced detectives have arrested a Raceland man and are seeking his brother in reference to an aggravated battery in Raceland Sunday night. Jeremy Hester (29, B/M) turned himself over to authorities Monday night and his brother, Jarrid Hester (35, B/M), has an active warrant for his arrest.
Through investigation, detectives learned a Raceland resident was walking along Greenville Street at around 10 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, when he was confronted by the Hesters who accused him of stealing money on a prior occasion. The Hesters allegedly began punching and kicking the man several times, and one of them produced a firearm which they also used to strike the victim. The victim suffered a facial laceration and other abrasions. Following the investigation, detectives obtained warrants for the arrest of both Jeremy and Jarrid Hester for the charge of Second Degree Aggravated Battery.
Jeremy Hester turned himself over to authorities at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center Monday night. He was booked on the warrant for Second Degree Aggravated Battery, and subsequently released after posting $10,000 bond as had been set by Judge Steven M. Miller. This is Jeremy Hester’s sixth arrest, all of which were in Lafourche Parish. His criminal history dates back to 2003 with prior arrests for charges including simple battery, multiple drug charges, and cruelty to animals.
Jarrid Hester is still at large. His criminal history dates back to 1999 and includes 17 prior arrests for charges including Attempted Second Degree Murder in 2010, Aggravated Assault, Battery of a Police Officer, illegal use and possession of weapons, and numerous drug charges and traffic violations. Anyone with information on Jarrid Hester’s whereabouts is asked to contact