Police Nab Blow Dart Attack Suspect

Man arrested in summer's blow dart attacks

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    Hamilton Smith was arrested months ago but Delaware State Police just made the arrest public in hopes that it will help authorities nab other suspects.

    Delaware state police have arrested a suspect in last summer's blow dart attacks on joggers and bicyclists.

    Twenty-year-old Hamilton Smith of Bear was arrested Feb. 9 and charged with second-degree assault and conspiracy.

    Troopers said was involved with two of the four total incidents, both along Route 9 in Wilmington on Aug. 11. In those, a bicyclist was shot in the thigh with a blow dart. Hours later, a jogger was hit in the leg.

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    While it may have just been a small blow dart, if hit in the right location, someone could have been seriously hurt.

    Smith admitted his role as the driver, according to court documents.

    The arrest was only made public on Wednesday because Delaware State Police didn’t want to compromise any possible leads.

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    Several attacks with a blow dart have Delaware State Police searching for suspects and bikers on the lookout.

    Smith is free on bail awaiting trial.

    Police were hoping to nab up to two other suspects in the cases. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.