Sunday, May 3, 2015

EHT Man to Serve 16-Years in Prison for 2013 Murder and Weapon Charges

MAYS LANDING – An Egg Harbor Township man was sentenced Friday before last to 16 years in prison in connection with the 2013 killing of a Pleasantville man found shot dead inside of a motel room, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Friday, April 17, 2015, Randall C. Scott, 22, of the 2500 block of Tilton Road, Egg Harbor Township, was sentenced by 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.
On February 3, 2015, Scott pled guilty to 1st degree aggravated manslaughter, as part of a negotiated plea agreement.
Judge Donio sentenced Scott on April 17 to 16 years of incarceration in New Jersey State Prison. 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.
Assistant Prosecutor Erik Bergman, who represented the State in the matter, said at sentencing, “Too often, these are the consequences of our young men when dealing in the drug trade: two lives ruined, and many more significantly impacted.”
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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