An Austin man is charged with aggravated robbery after police say he escaped from Austin State Hospital and carjacked a woman in Central Austin.
It happened Wednesday morning around 11:30 at 38th Street and West Avenue.
Court documents say 23-year-old Joshua Wayne Jones approached a woman in her car and held up what she believed was a flathead screwdriver.
She told police that Jones told her to get out of her car, then got into the driver's seat and drove away.
A caretaker at the state hospital was shortly behind Jones. He told police that Jones escaped and was running away.
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