Crime & Courts

Carpentersville man charged in connection with Algonquin carjacking

Tejontae Williams, 18, of the zero to 100 block of Middlesex Drive, Carpentersville.
Tejontae Williams, 18, of the zero to 100 block of Middlesex Drive, Carpentersville.

An 18-year-old man remained at the McHenry County Jail on Friday on a $150,000 bond, after police say he stole from an Algonquin grocery store, then took a woman’s car in the parking lot.

Police arrested Tejontae Williams, of the zero to 100 block of Middlesex Drive, Carpentersville, on Tuesday.

On Oct. 18, Williams, entered the Jewel located at 1501 Algonquin Road, according to a criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Court.

Police believe Williams stole more than $300 worth of merchandise and broke a lock on the grocery store’s liquor cabinet, according to the complaint.

He also is accused of pushing a woman to the ground in the store’s parking lot and taking her 2014 Toyota Highlander, the complaint stated.

Williams did not have a driver’s license.

Reached by phone Tuesday, a manager at the Jewel said she could not comment on the situation. A warrant was issued for Williams’ arrest, and he was processed at the McHenry County Jail on Tuesday.

Williams is charged with vehicular hijacking and possession of a stolen vehicle, aggravated battery, retail theft, criminal damage to property and driving without a license.

The most serious charge, vehicular hijacking, typically is punishable by between four and 15 years in prison.

A judge has appointed a public defender to represent Williams, who has no other criminal charges in McHenry County, public records show.

Williams is due back in court Thursday.

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