On July 14th, Samantha Moseley entered a written plea of guilty to Aggravated Vehicular Homocide in the death of Suffield Road Department worker William Knapp. She remains out on bond while she undergoes a Presentence Investigation by the Portage County Adult Probation Department. She will be sentenced by Judge Laurie Pittman, though no date for the sentencing has been set.
Moseley had struck Knapp on Swartz Road on May 11, 2015, while he and other Suffield Road Department workers were doing crack sealing midway between State Route 43 and Congress Lake Road. At the time of the accident, Moseley had admitted to smoking marijuana. After an extensive investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, she was eventually indicted and charged with Aggravated Vehicular Homocide and DUI. After a series of postponements and motions, the case came to a conclusion when Moseley entered a guilty plea after negotiations between her attorney Errol Can and the Portage County Prosecutor's Office produced an agreement. Her plea to Aggravated Vehicular Homocide, which is a felony of the second degree, carries a maximum fine of up to $15,000, two to eight years in prison and a minimum of three years probation upon release. She will also have her driving privileges revoked for the remainder of her life.