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New York man gets $2 million bond for running over North Olmsted man at I-77 rest stop, court records say

August 21, 2018

New York man gets $2 million bond for running over North Olmsted man at I-77 rest stop, court records say

AKRON, Ohio — A New York man accused of running over a North Olmsted man at an interstate rest stop and killing him received a multi-million dollar bond during a brief court hearing Tuesday. 

Paul D. Randall, Jr., 34, of Dolgeville, New York is charged with murder and aggravated robbery in the death of Scott Reichard, 42, of North Olmsted, according to Akron Municipal Court records. 

Municipal Judge Kathryn Michael gave Randall a $2 million bond during an arraignment Tuesday morning in his first court appearance via video from the Summit County Jail, where he is being held.

Randall was also appointed an attorney, records show.

State Highway Patrol were called Friday about 11:15 p.m. to a fatal crash involving a pedestrian at a northbound rest stop on I-77 in Bath Township. 

Witnesses told troopers that two men got into an argument before one of the men got in the other’s Ford F-350 and ran him over without stopping, troopers have said.

Reichard’s truck was later found abandoned in a downtown Cleveland parking lot. 

Troopers came across Randall Saturday about 6:45 p.m. during a traffic stop on I-70 in Guernsey County when he was a passenger in a car driven by a woman believed to be his girlfriend. He was arrested without incident. 

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