Sunday, July 13, 2014

EHT Man Indicted for Murder in 2013 Shooting Death Inside Motel Room

MAYS LANDING – An Egg Harbor Township man was indicted yesterday for the 2013 murder of a Pleasantville man found shot dead inside of a motel room, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Tuesday, Oct. 8, at approximately 12:30 a.m., police responded to the Courtesy Inn Motel, 2580 Tilton Road, for a 9-1-1 report of shots fired.
Upon arrival on scene, Egg Harbor Township Police and Atlantic County SWAT locked down the shooting scene, and conducted a search.

Curtis Watson, 20, of Pleasantville, was found inside a motel room, dead of gunshot wounds.
An investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Egg Harbor Township Police Department led to the arrest at the scene of Randall Scott, then 20-years-old, of Egg Harbor Township.
Scott was charged with murder and weapons offenses, and was lodged at the Atlantic County Justice Facility in lieu of $1 million cash bail, set by Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Mark H. Sandson.
Yesterday, June 26, 2014, Scott was indicted by an Atlantic County Grand Jury on three counts: (1) murder—a 1st degree crime, (2) unlawful possession of a handgun—a 2nd degree crime, and (3) possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose—also a 2nd degree crime.
Murder carries a potential penalty of incarceration for a term of 30 years to life in New Jersey State prison. A crime of the 2nd degree carries a potential penalty of 5-10 years of imprisonment.
Assistant Prosecutor Erik Bergman represented the State in the matter.
The indictment is merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, an indicted defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.


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