An Oak Bluffs man remains in custody after allegedly attacking the operator of a landscaping truck and stealing the vehicle. Jermaine Sharpe, 29, was arrested last week and charged with carjacking, unarmed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon, theft of a motor vehicle and vandalism.

According to a statement from Oak Bluffs Lieut. Timothy Williamson, police responded to the area of Dukes County avenue and Garvin street at about 3:10 p.m. on July 25 after receiving a report of a fight. They found a person sitting on the side of the road in distress, according to the statement.

The person reported the Mr. Sharpe had approached him as he was driving and requested a ride. Police said when the operator denied him, Mr. Sharpe hit him, overpowered him, and dragged him from the vehicle by the hair. The person said Mr. Sharpe then reached into the vehicle, a landscaping truck, and grabbed a machete. The vehicle operator fled, and Mr. Sharpe took the truck and drove it to Vineyard Haven, where he was stopped and apprehended by police.

State police and Tisbury police placed Mr. Sharpe under arrest.