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Uniontown man arrested by FBI for allegedly plotting to make his wife ‘disappear'

Posted at 2:04 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 14:09:10-05

UNIONTOWN, Ohio — A Uniontown man has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder for allegedly discussing with two confidential sources that he wanted to make his wife “disappear.”

Scott Allen Renninger, 52, was taken into custody at his Stark County home Tuesday morning without incident, according to a news release from the Cleveland Division of the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

An investigation that followed Renninger’s initial statements to a confidential source includes recorded conversations by FBI agents between two separate FBI confidential sources, according to the complaint affidavit.

On Nov. 11, during a recorded conversation, Renninger said he knew he would be under scrutiny, “once it all goes down,” and said he accepted that and was prepared for it, the release states.

Renninger and the second source talked about the existence of an unknown amount of life insurance on his wife, and discussed a price of $20,000, with Renninger saying: “...kinda want her to disappear, know like if they never find her…” according to the news release. Renninger said he knew the $20,000 could not be paid in “big numbers, as anything over ten thousand in one transaction is a problem,” the release states.

Renninger will have an initial appearance on the conspiracy to commit murder charge on Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Judge Burke’s courtroom in Akron, Ohio, officials stated.