LAKE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) Police arrested a man they say carjacked a good Samaritan after he rolled his Chrysler 300 on I-65 in northwest Indiana on January 8th.
The crash took place just north of the I-65 interchange with U.S. 30 and while Indiana State Police were on their way to it they got word that a person who had stopped to help the driver had been carjacked.
Police were able to find the van that had been carjacked, but they were unaware that the carjacking victim was driving it. Police began following the vehicle and the pursuit ended in Illinois when the van abruptly stopped on I-94 in Cook County. The driver got out of the van and immediately laid on the ground. Troopers quickly learned the carjacker was still in the van, but before they could get to it the driver’s side door closed and the van sped off. It was found abandoned about two miles away.
Police arrested Randy Terrell Brown-Watkins in Decatur, Illinois 181 miles away from Chicago last Thursday on these charges:
- Kidnapping While Hijacking a Vehicle- Level 2 Felony
- Armed Robbery- Level 3 Felony
- Auto Theft- Level 6 Felony
- Pointing a Firearm- Level 6 Felony
- Leaving the Scene of a Crash- Class B Misdemeanor
Brown-Watkins is being held at the Macon County Jail waiting to be moved to Lake County, Indiana.