Decatur: Man Arrested In Connection Of Carjacking A Good Samaritan

By Janice Cameron, The Chicago Times

January 20, 2022

DECATUR, IL — A man wanted for the carjacking of a good Samaritan in Indiana was arrested in Decatur, Illinois.

Decatur police reported that Randy Terrell Brown-Watkins was arrested on January 13 in Decatur on separate charges and is awaiting extradition to Lake County, Indiana.

According to Indiana State Police, on January 8, Brown-Watkins allegedly carjacked a good Samaritan at gunpoint who was trying to help Brown-Watkins after he was involved in a rollover crash on Interstate 65 in Lake County. Brown-Watkins allegedly forced the good Samaritan back into his van and was pursed into Cook County by law enforcement.

As Brown-Watkins forced the good Samaritan to speed down Interstate 94 in a high-speed police chase, the van suddenly stopped at 115th street.  While the van was stopped the good Samaritan exited the van and was rescued by police.  Brown-Watkins then got into the driver’s seat and sped off.  Police discovered the van two miles away from where the good Samaritan was rescued.

According to police, Brown-Watkins has been charged with four felonies including kidnapping while hijacking a vehicle, armed robbery, auto theft and pointing a firearm.

Brown-Watkins is being held at the Macon County Jail and is expected to be extradited to Lake County, Indiana.