Man charged with Fairborn kidnapping, carjacking

Austin Severtson, 29, of Xenia, was recently arrested. GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Austin Severtson, 29, of Xenia, was recently arrested. GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

FAIRBORN — A 29-year-old Xenia man has been charged in connection with a Dec. 27, 2019 carjacking in the 100 block of East Dayton Yellow Springs Road.

Austin Severtson was charged with robbery, a third-degree felony and grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony. He has pleaded not guilty and was released from the Greene County jail on a $7,500 bond.

According to jail records, he was also being held on charges of criminal damaging or endangering, a second-degree misdemeanor and driving under a suspended license, a fourth-degree misdemeanor.

Fairborn Police said at the time a woman reported she was sitting in her car, eating her lunch, when a man came up, pulled her out of the car, and took off. She was not injured in the incident.

The car was a 2013 blue Honda CRV. It is not clear if the car was recovered.

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