Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz
Seaford, DE– The Delaware State Police have arrested Department of Corrections Escapee, Anthony R. Zack of Seaford.
On Tuesday, October 11, 2016, the Sussex Community Correction Center transported Anthony R. Zack, 22 of Laurel, as part of a road crew detail working in the area of the Bethel Community House on Main Street Bethel, Delaware. Zack fled from the road crew detail into the wooded area and attempts to locate him were unsuccessful.
Anthony R. Zack was also wanted for a vehicle pursuit which occurred on Friday, October 14, 2016 in the area of Johnson Avenue, Blades in which Zack attempted to strike a trooper with his vehicle and damaged a victim’s property with his vehicle when he fled.
On Saturday, October 15, 2016 around 5:00 p.m. troopers from the Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement team responded to a residence on Gum Branch Road, Seaford, in attempt to locate the escapee. Upon arrival a search of the residence was conducted and during the search movement could be heard coming from the attic of an unfinished detached garage. As troopers entered the attic Zack was located behind a false wall of insulation. Zack refused to comply with verbal commands and was tased in order to gain compliance. He was found to be in possession of a large butcher knife. Anthony R. Zack was removed from the attic and taken into custody without further incident. Zack’s mother, Tammy Zack, 50 of Seaford, was found to permit her son to hide in the residence and made several attempts to interfere with the investigation. She was also arrested at the scene without incident. Zack was arrested on the pending warrants for Escape After Conviction, Reckless Endangering, Possession of Deadly Weapon, and Criminal Mischief. In addition he was charged for the pursuit; Disregard a Police Officer Signal, Leaving the Scene of a Collision, Aggressive Driving, Criminal Mischief and multiple traffic violations. He was also charged with Resisting Arrest and Carrying a Concealed Deadly Instrument. Tammy Zack was arrested on charges of Hindering Prosecution.
Both were arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and Anthony R. Zack was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $55,000.00 cash bond. Tammy Zack was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $2,000.00 secured bond. (Anthony R. Zack mugshot attached/Tammy Zack mugshot is not available)
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Released: 101616 1751