NEWTON FALLS, Ohio (WKBN) – The suspect in a Summit County carjacking is now behind bars in Trumbull County.
Antwan Teemer faces charges of receiving stolen property, failure to control on a highway, willful or wanton disregard of safety on highways and driving under suspension, as well as out-of-county charges.
The carjacking happened in Bath Township around 8 p.m. Monday.
Police say Teemer pushed down a 75-year-old woman in a shopping center parking lot, jumped in her 2020 blue Subaru Forrester and took off.
Police were able to use the victim’s iCloud account to track her phone, which was located on I-80 by Newton Falls.
Investigators say Teemer was driving, at times, up to 140 miles per hour. Troopers did not pursue him because of the excessive speed.
Teemer crashed the stolen vehicle crashed before the Warren exit toll booths and took off on foot.
Newton Falls Police Chief Gene Fixler said when they first got to the crash scene, they did not know the car had been stolen.
“We received a call last evening that a car had gone off the road at the exit ramp at Exit 209 off the turnpike. There was no movement there in the car, and I requested a rescue squad.”
Then, information started to trickle in.
“I had noted that it was a Summit County license plate on the car, and the car actually came back to an elderly person in Summit County,” Fixler said. “On a hunch, we went back to the Marathon gas station. As we were walking, he was standing right there by the concession stand. He did put up a little resistance, but we were able to secure him.”
The victim of the carjacking is OK. Police say they were able to get back all of her stolen property including her phone and purse.
“This was a great example of law enforcement working collaboratively with other agencies,” said Bath Police Chief Vito Sinopoli.
Teemer will be video arraigned Thursday morning.