One of two suspects accused of pushing a woman down and carjacking her at the Jewel-Osco in Algonquin in October has been arrested.
Tejontae Williams, 18, of the 0-100 block of Middlesex Drive in Carpentersville, was charged with vehicular hijacking, possession of a stolen vehicle, aggravated battery in a public place, retail theft, criminal damage to property and driving without a license.
The Algonquin Police Department was called at 12:05 p.m. on October 18 for a report of a carjacking at the Jewel-Osco, 1501 East Algonquin Road.
Algonquin Deputy Police Chief of Operations Ryan Markham said that two men, one whom was allegedly Williams, approached a 58-year-old Algonquin woman while she was standing outside her car. One of the men pushed the woman to the ground and implied he had a gun.
One of the men took the woman’s car and the other ran on foot towards Sandbloom Road, Markham said. Before the two suspects carjacked the woman, they stole over $300 of merchandise from the grocery store, prosecutors said.
Nearby schools, churches and businesses were notified and went on lockdown while police searched for the suspects. The stolen vehicle was later recovered in Carpentersville.
The woman was not injured during the incident, police added. Williams was arrested on a warrant Tuesday evening. He is scheduled to appear in court again on November 15 and remains held in the McHenry County Jail on a $150,000.
Anyone with information about the second suspect is asked to call the Algonquin Police Department at 847-658-4531.