Attempted Homicide Suspect Faces Additional Charges for Terroristic Threats, Assault

RINGGOLD TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Newly released court documents have revealed that a local man who is facing attempted homicide charges in Jefferson County has also been charged with terroristic threats and assault in connection with a separate incident in July.

According to court documents, Punxsutawney-based State Police filed the following criminal charges against 39-year-old Ryan Dennis Snyder, of Mayport, on July 29, 2019:

– Terroristic Threats With Intent To Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1
– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
– Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary

The charges stem from an incident that occurred on July 28 at a residence on Sandy Hill Road in Ringgold Township, Jefferson County, involving Ryan Snyder.

Snyder is currently lodged in the Jefferson County Jail.

According to a criminal complaint, around 8:21 p.m. on July 28, Trooper Pisano, of PSP Punxsutawney, responded to a domestic incident at the above-described location.

Trooper Pisano interviewed a known female victim at the scene.

According to the complaint, the victim related that she was taking a nap when Ryan Snyder woke her up by yelling and dumping beer or some other kind of alcoholic drink on her. She and Snyder then got into a verbal argument, and Snyder allegedly smacked her on the face.

The victim also reported that Snyder had a baseball bat in his hand and began swinging it around.

According to the complaint, the victim reported that she told Snyder she was leaving him and he stated “there will be gunshots fired before (the victim) leaves me,” and then left the house.

The complaint notes Trooper Pisano observed the victim’s left eye was swollen and bruised.

Around 10:46 p.m., Trooper Pisano interviewed the victim’s son who reported he was watching television with his mother napping beside him when Snyder came into the room yelling and dumped beer on him and the victim. He also stated Snyder smacked the victim in the face, the complaint states.

Snyder was arraigned at 10:36 a.m. on Friday, September 13, in front of Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline J. Mizerock.

His bail was set at $10,000.00 monetary in this case.

The following charges were also filed against Snyder on September 13 stemming from a dispute that led to a manhunt in Ringgold Township, Jefferson County, on Wednesday, September 11, into Thursday, September 12:

– Criminal Attempt – Murder Of The Second Degree, Homicide 2
– Aggravated Assault, Felony 1
– Burglary – Overnight Accommodations; Person Present, Bodily Injury Crime, Felony 1
– Possession Of Firearm Prohibited, Felony 2
– Strangulation – Applying Pressure to Throat or Neck, Felony 2
– Aggravated Assault, Felony 2
– Criminal Trespass-Break Into Structure, Felony 2
– Discharge Of A Firearm Into Occupied Structure, Felony 3 (five counts)
– Terroristic Threats With Intent To Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1 (four counts)
– Possess Instrument Of Crime With Intent, Misdemeanor 1
– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2 (two counts)
– Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2 (four counts)

His bail was set at $100,000.00 monetary bail.

In this case,Snyder eluded police for nearly 24 hours before being taken into custody.

He is accused of threatening and choking a known female victim, firing a shot at a known male victim, and shooting the front of the male victim’s house before fleeing the scene on September 11.

Preliminary hearings for both cases are scheduled for 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, September 24, with Judge Mizerock presiding.


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