Mayport Man Facing Felony Charges After Stolen Guns Recovered in Punxsy

Police sirenPUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (EYT) – A Mayport man is facing charges in connection with the sale of stolen firearms to a Punxsutawney-area business.

According to a criminal complaint, Ryan Dennis Snyder, 35, of Mayport allegedly sold two stolen firearms to a Punxsutawney-area store on July 2.

State Police responded to a report of a burglary where a male victim reported a German-made small caliber pistol and a 45-caliber muzzle loader had been stolen, along with a large amount of quarters.

The victim speculated Snyder was involved but said he had no proof, the complaint indicates.

Police interviewed Snyder’s girlfriend, who allegedly said she waited in the car and Snyder came back with a bag of quarters.

On July 3 police went to a Punxsutawney-area store and spoke with an employee, who said Snyder had allegedly been in on July 2 and sold two guns for $280.00, the complaint states. Snyder provided a valid PA drivers’ license for the transaction.

The guns sold were both identified by the victim as the ones stolen from his residence, the complaint continues.

According to online court documents, Snyder faces two charges of receiving stolen property, a second-degree felony, at district court 54-03-01 in Punxsutawney.

Snyder was arriagned at 10:45 p.m. July 3 before District Judge Robert Chambers and placed into the Jefferson County jail in lieu of $300,000 cash bail.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 11:00 a.m. July 22 with Judge Chambers presiding.

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