LACDC Executive Director Scott Randall. Courtesy/LAPD
Los Alamos Police arrested the executive director of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) overnight and charged him with domestic battery and DUI.
Scott Randall, 58, attended a tourism event with his wife at Buffalo Thunder that ran 5-7 p.m. where alcohol was served and left the hotel at about 11 p.m. to return to Los Alamos. He called the police department at 11:37 p.m., to report that his wife would not let him leave their home in Quemazon, according to the police report. He then left his residence and drove near Ashley Pond where he met a police officer. Randall requested a blood test and was transported to Los Alamos Medical Center, after which he was charged with DUI and domestic battery, according to the police report.
The police report also indicates that there were no weapons involved and the incident between Randall and his wife was verbal rather than physical.
LACDC Board Vice Chair Kent Pegg told the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning, “We need to reserve comment at this time as we look into the situation.”
Randall spent the night in jail and his bond has been set at $2,000.
The LACDC Board of Directors hired Randall as executive director April 1, 2013. He succeeded longtime Executive Director Kevin Holsapple who retired in April 2013.
Randall moved to Los Alamos with his wife from Hot Springs Village, Ark., where he served as general manager of a non-profit property owner’s association. He also had stints as city manager in Superior, Colo., Auburn Hills, MI., and Clayton, Mo.
LACDC is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1983 whose mission addresses community and economic development in the Los Alamos area. LACDC programs include the Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Los Alamos Meeting & Visitor Bureau, Los Alamos Business Assistance Services and Los Alamos Research Park.