Man arrested in Baldwin car-jacking

A 26-year-old Stanchfield man was arrested in Isanti County May 30 in connection with a May 28 car-jacking in Baldwin Township.
A woman had her 2001 Pontiac Grand Am stolen after trying to be a good Samaritan on a county road just southeast of Princeton.
At about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, the woman stopped to help a stranger in the area of 317th Avenue Northwest and 120th Street Northwest (County Road 2) in Baldwin Township, south of the city of Princeton.
The suspect was lying on the shoulder of the road with a bike on top of him, prompting the woman to stop in an effort to help the suspect, Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott said. When the victim stopped to provide assistance, the suspect ran to the victim’s car and started to drive away.
The woman attempted to stop the suspect and was pushed from the moving car as the suspect fled, Brott said. The woman suffered minor injuries as a result of the struggle.
Investigators with the Sherburne County’s Criminal Investigation Unit identified Gage Williams as the suspect involved in the car theft and notified surrounding law enforcement agencies that Williams was wanted in connection with the carjacking, Brott said.
On May 30, the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office received information that Williams was at a residence within its county. Isanti County deputies responded and located the stolen 2001 Grand Am and Williams sleeping inside the residence with the keys to the Grand Am in his pocket, according to Brott.
Williams was taken into custody without incident and transferred to the Sherburne County Jail.
Williams appeared in Sherburne County District Court on Monday, June 2, where a complaint was signed, charging him with simple robbery. Bail was set at $75,000 unconditional, or $25,000 with conditions. Williams remains in the Sherburne County Jail, Brott said.

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