NOTE: Randy L. Severson was charged with 3rd degree harassment on August 30, 2012 after an August 13, 2012 incident. Severson is the Mayor of Northwood, Iowa.
From Joel Yunek, attorney for Randy Severson of Northwood –
I am a single man. I suffer from effects of a mild traumatic brain injury I sustained in a serious accident in November of 2002. One consequence of that injury is that I am very trusting.
In January of 2012, I began to date Sarah Rollins from Mankato. I believed we were developing a long-term relationship, but I was misled. By that time, I had advanced money to her for rent, gas and even a car.
In August, my friends uncovered the deception. This did upset me and I texted Sarah asking for answers. I regret those texts and the entire matter.