One of at least three persons suspected of stealing four golf carts from the June Jam festival surrendered to Delaware State Police June 22.
Archie R. Hunnell, 17, of the 900 block of Beebe Road, Harrington, turned himself in at Troop 3, Camden. State Police detectives received a number of tips from the public based on media accounts of the thefts, which took place June 17.
According to documents released June 23 by Justice of the Peace Court 7, Hunnell provided a detailed statement and a full confession.
Hunnell said he and another person, who has not yet been taken into custody, took two of the four golf carts and that the second person took a third cart at night. No mention was made of the theft of the fourth golf cart.
Hunnell said he and the other person took a cart to a friend's home where they allowed others to drive it around. Hunnell and a second person, plus a third person, who also has yet to be arrested, drove the carts down a farm road, where one of them rammed a mailbox. One of the drivers tried to "T-bone" the other, causing the other to again hit the mailbox, this time uprooting it from the ground. The trio continued to play "tag" with the carts, causing more than $1,000 damage to a cornfield. They also played "chicken" with the carts, causing a head-on collision that resulted in more than $1,180 in damage to the golf cart.
Hunnell was charged with two counts of felony theft of a motor vehicle, second-degree conspiracy, criminal mischief causing more than $1,000 in damage and criminal mischief causing more than $1,000 but less than $5,000 in damage.
He was turned over to his parents pending a future court appearance.