Charges Filed in Northwest Side Carjacking of Vehicle with 2 Kids in Backseat

Dimari Terry, left, and Tramaine Watson were each charged with multiple felonies Wednesday. (Chicago Police Department)Dimari Terry, left, and Tramaine Watson were each charged with multiple felonies Wednesday. (Chicago Police Department)

Two teens and a juvenile are facing multiple felony charges after they allegedly carjacked a vehicle last week from a Northwest Side parking lot with two young children inside.

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Dimari Terry and Tramaine Watson, both 18 years old, were charged Wednesday with four felony counts each. Terry faces charges including aggravated vehicular hijacking involving a passenger under the age of 16 and aggravated possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Watson’s charges include unauthorized use of a weapon, possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of a stolen firearm.

An unnamed 16-year-old boy was also charged with a felony count of possessing a stolen vehicle.

According to Chicago police, a 39-year-old woman had parked her car at a gas station in the 5900 block of West Montrose Avenue just after 5 p.m. on Oct. 18 when Terry allegedly approached the car and climbed into the driver’s side door. He drove off with the woman’s two children – a 5-year-old girl and 2-year-old boy – heading south on Austin Avenue.

The children were found minutes later just a few blocks away in the 4300 block of North McVicker Avenue. Both the children and their mother were uninjured.

Watson and the juvenile were also positively identified as occupants of the stolen vehicle, according to police, and a weapon was recovered.

Watson and Terry are expected to appear in central bond court Wednesday afternoon.

Contact Matt Masterson: @ByMattMasterson | (773) 509-5431 | mmasterson@wttw.com 


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