Zachary O. Hamilton is from Dickerson, Md.
Delaware state troopers have arrested a Dickerson, Md., man after he allegedly stole a van carrying staff workers for the Firefly Music Festival.
Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz said the incident took place at around 2:52 a.m. Saturday, June 17 when a passerby contacted a trooper working a traffic assignment at the entrance of Lot 18 to the Firefly Festival north of Persimmon Tree Lane.
As the individual reported a pedestrian had run into the side of a bus, the trooper turned around and spotted a white Ford Transit van traveling down the gravel road entrance to Lot 18. The van swerved to the east, crashed into a fence and then into brush before coming to a stop.
Troopers quickly responded to the crash and contacted the occupants of the van. It was at this time the people inside the van advised the person driving had stolen the van. As troopers tried to take the driver into custody he resisted arrest and punched at the troopers. The driver also head-butted the side of a marked patrol vehicle causing damage to the vehicle.
The investigation revealed the driver, later identified as Zachary O. Hamilton, 25, punched the driver of the van after she left the driver's seat and then stole the van while six employees of RMC Events were still seated inside the vehicle.
RMC Events is a company that supplies staffers to run the Firefly festival.
The employees in the vehicle attempted to stop Hamilton but were unable and sustained minor injuries, Bratz said.
Hamilton was taken to Bayhealth Hospital-Kent Campus, where it was determined he was under the influence of drugs.
Hamilton is charged with first-degree carjacking, attempting to commit assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with force, criminal mischief over $5000, six counts of second-degree reckless endangering, third-degree assault, criminal mischief over $1000 and driving a vehicle under the influence of drugs.