Carpentersville man charged in carjacking outside grocery store

Updated 11/5/2018 2:14 PM
  • Tejontae Williams

    Tejontae Williams

A Carpentersville man has been arrested in connection with an Oct. 18 carjacking and retail theft at a Jewel-Osco in Algonquin, authorities said Monday.

Tejontae Williams, 18, is charged with vehicular hijacking, possession of a stolen vehicle, aggravated battery, retail theft, criminal damage to property and driving with a suspended license, according to Algonquin police.

Williams and a juvenile suspect are accused of stealing alcohol on Oct. 18 from the Jewel-Osco at 1501 E. Algonquin Road, officials said. They ran into the parking lot, where Williams approached a 58-year-old Algonquin woman, pushed her to the ground and drove off in her vehicle, police said.

The woman was not injured, and her vehicle was found soon after in Carpentersville.

The juvenile suspect, who fled on foot, has not been located or charged as of Monday, Deputy Chief Ryan Markham said.

Algonquin police obtained an arrest warrant for Williams, and it was handed over to the McHenry County sheriff's office, Markham said.

Records show Williams has been held at the McHenry County jail since Oct. 30. His bail was set at $150,000, and his next court date is Nov. 15.

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