March 1, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help from the public regarding an armed carjacking.
The incident occurred Saturday, February 29 between 5:07 p.m. and 5:12 p.m. on southbound Interstate 41 at the STH 167/Holy Hill off-ramp.
The main suspect stood directly behind a silver older, possibly 1970’s, 4-door Buick LeSabre in rough condition blocking any potential view of the license plate.
The suspect had a gas can and was acting as if he ran out of gas and the trunk of the vehicle was open.
The main suspect was described as a white male, 6’00” 200 lbs. wearing a grey hoodie, blue jeans, dark sunglasses and black work boots.
The victim, a 57-year-old Muskegon Michigan man with local ties to Washington County, pulled over in front of the suspect’s vehicle to help. The suspect approached the passenger side of the victim’s truck, opened the door, pointed a handgun at the victim and ordered him out. As this was occurring, the silver Buick fled southbound on Interstate 41.
Sheriff Martin R. Schulteis said, “Criminal predators like this need to be held accountable for their actions. The sheriff’s office will be utilizing all resources available to us. In this case a firearm was pulled on an innocent victim who was only trying to be a Good Samaritan to the very individuals that wronged him. We want to ensure these individuals do not victimize anyone further and that is why we are asking for the public’s help.”
The sheriff’s office is encouraging any citizens that may have information and were in the area at the time of the carjacking to contact the sheriff’s office.
The sheriff further stated, “With the proliferation of dash cameras in vehicles it is possible a citizen has critical footage that could clear this disturbing case. We want to alert the public before that footage may be gone.” Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 262-335-4420.
The victim’s vehicle is a silver 2016 Dodge Ram with a Wisconsin tag of LB4966. If you see this vehicle do not confront the driver and call 911.