BELLEVILLE, IL. (KMOX) – A Washington Park Illinois man has been charged in connection with a Wednesday night carjacking and high-speed chase incident.
Prosecutors allege 31 year old Timothy Allen jumped into a vehicle on the parking lot of a Circle K on West Main Street in Belleville while the driver was talking on his cell phone.
Pointing a gun, he allegedly ordered his victim to drive to various locations.
The victim managed to get out of the car and run at one point, at which time the carjacker took over the wheel.
Little did he know, his victim had his cell phone with him, dialed police, who spotted the carjacker traveling in excess of 100-miles an hour on Route-15.
He finally got out and ran into a wooded area, but police tracked him down.