New York Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Man at I-77 Rest Stop

Paul Randall booking photo courtesy of the Summit County Prosecutor

AKRON, Ohio – Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh announced today that Paul Randall, 35, of Dogleville, New York, pled guilty to attacking and killing 43-year-old Scott Reichard at a rest stop on I-77 in Bath Township.

Randall pled guilty to the following charges:

  • Aggravated Vehicular Homicide – a felony of the 1st degree
  • Failure to Stop After an Accident – a felony of the 2nd degree
  • Felonious Assault – a felony of the 2nd degree
  • Tampering with Evidence – a felony of the 3rd degree
  • Theft of Drugs – a felony of the 4th degree
  • Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle – a felony of the 4th degree
  • Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence – a Misdemeanor of the 1st degree
  • Driving Under Suspension - a Misdemeanor of the 1st degree

“The tragic death of Scott Reichard will impact his family and our community for years to come. Scott was a loving father and husband who left wonderful memories,” said Prosecutor Walsh. “Paul Randall will spend a significant amount of time in prison after taking away the chance of Scott’s family to make more of those memories.”

Following the plea, Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Alison Breaux sentenced Randall to 30 years in prison. Judge Breaux also ordered Randall’s driver’s license be suspended for life.=

On the morning of August 17, 2018, Randall attacked Scott Reichard at the rest stop on I-77 in Bath Township. Witnesses told investigators Randall knocked Reichard to the ground, stole his truck, ran over him, and then took off. Ohio State Troopers arrested Randall the next day on i-70 in Guernsey County.

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