Saturday, February 14, 2015

EHT Man Guilty of 2013 Shooting Death of Pleasantville Man

MAYS LANDING – An Egg Harbor Township man pled guilty today in connection with the 2013 killing of a Pleasantville man found shot dead inside of a motel room, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Randall C. Scott, 22, of the 2500 block of Tilton Road, Egg Harbor Township, pled guilty to aggravated manslaughter today before Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Michael A. Donio for the shooting death in October 2013, of Curtis Watson, 20, of Pleasantville.
On Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, 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.
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.
On June 26, 2014, Scott was indicted by an Atlantic County Grand Jury for murder and weapons offenses.
Today, Scott pled guilty to 1st degree aggravated manslaughter, in accordance with a plea agreement that includes incarceration in New Jersey State Prison for 16 years.
Pursuant to the No Early Release Act (NERA), Scott must serve 85% of the prison term—13 years, 7 months, and 6 days—before becoming eligible for parole.
Sentencing before Judge Donio is scheduled for April 17, 2015. Assistant Prosecutor Erik Bergman represents 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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