AKRON, Ohio - The man charged with a deadly hit-and-run crime at a Summit County rest stop appeared in court Tuesday.
Paul Randall, 24, of Dolgeville, New York, was charged with one count of murder and one count of aggravated robbery. His bond was issued at $2 million and he will return to court on Aug. 22 with his court-appointed attorney.
Randall is accused of running over Scott Reichard, 42, of North Olmsted, at a rest stop.
Troopers were called out to an Interstate 77 north rest area in Bath Township Friday at 11:17 p.m. They initially were responding to a fatal traffic crash involving a pedestrian. When the arrived at the rest area, witnesses told them two men were involved in a verbal altercation. One of the men took the other's car. As he drove away, he knocked the man to the ground, running him over.
The victim was identified as Scott Reichard, 42, of North Olmsted. His Ford F-350 truck was later found abandoned in a downtown Cleveland parking lot.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol captured Randall Saturday evening. They found Randall during a traffic stop I-70 in Guernsey County.