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UPDATE: Police Situation Continues in Jefferson County

police-new.jpgJEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (EYT) – A situation involving heavy police activity in Ringgold Township, Jefferson County, remained active as of late Wednesday evening.

Sources say the initial incident occurred around 5:00 p.m. and involves a known white male who reportedly made threats against multiple individuals.

That man’s name is not being released. Various posts have been circulated on social media identifying a local man as a suspect. The posts were not released by the police and have not been substantiated.

A representative from Punxsutawney-based State Police confirmed that the incident remained active and the man had not been apprehended as of 10:55 p.m.

That representative declined to release additional information citing an active investigation.

Several police vehicles were seen throughout the Southern Clarion County and Jefferson County areas on Wednesday evening as the incident continued.

A junior high football game in New Bethlehem was postponed due to the incident.

Police say a press release will be issued as soon as information is available.

Residents are reminded to stay alert and report any suspicious activity to the police.

(Stay with EXPLORE for continuous coverage of this BREAKING NEWS story.)

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UPDATE: Man Remains At Large as Police Situation Continues in Jefferson County

Police-new-orange.jpgJEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – A man is still at large, and authorities say a police situation in Ringgold Township, Jefferson County, remains active as of Thursday morning.

Sources say the initial incident occurred around 5:00 p.m. and involves a known white male who reportedly made threats against multiple individuals.

That man’s name is not being released. Various posts have been circulated on social media identifying a local man as a suspect. The posts were not released by the police and have not been substantiated.

A representative of the state police confirmed that the incident remained active as of 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, and the man has not been apprehended.

The representative also added that no one has been injured but declined to release additional information citing an active investigation.

Several police vehicles were seen throughout the Southern Clarion County and Jefferson County areas on Wednesday evening as the incident continued.

A junior high football game in New Bethlehem on Wednesday night was postponed due to the incident.

Security has been increased at several area schools as a result of the situation.

Police say a press release will be issued as soon as information is available.

Residents are reminded to stay alert and report any suspicious activity to the police.

(Stay with EXPLORE for continuous coverage of this BREAKING NEWS story.)

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BREAKING NEWS: Attempted Homicide Suspect Remains at Large

ryan synderJEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – Attempted homicide charges have been filed against a Mayport man following a dispute in Ringgold Township, Jefferson County, and the suspect remains at large.

Court documents indicate the Punxsutawney-based State Police filed the following criminal charges against 39-year-old Ryan Dennis Snyder on Thursday morning:

– 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)

Snyder is also facing one count each of terroristic threats, simple assault, and harassment, stemming from a separate incident on July 28 in Ringgold Township.

A law enforcement source confirmed to exploreJeffersonPA.com that Snyder remained at large as of 9:42 a.m. and authorities were searching for him in the Ringgold Township area. Jail officials in Jefferson, Clarion, and Armstrong counties, also confirmed that Snyder had not been jailed as of 9:45 a.m.

Sources say the initial incident – a dispute involving Synder in Ringgold Township – occurred Wednesday around 5:00 p.m.

A representative of the Punxsutawney-based State Police also confirmed earlier that the incident remained active and the suspect had not been apprehended.

The representative also added that no police personnel has been injured but declined to release additional information citing an active investigation.

Several police vehicles were seen throughout the Jefferson County and Southern Clarion County areas on Wednesday evening as the incident continued.

A junior high football game in New Bethlehem on Wednesday night was postponed due to the incident.

As a result of the situation, security has been increased at several area schools and parents have been notified.

Police say a press release will be issued as soon as information is available.

Residents are reminded to stay alert and report any suspicious activity to the police.

(Stay with EXPLORE for continuous coverage of this BREAKING NEWS story.)

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Just got a call from a relative.  She said she was notified by her neighbor on Oklahoma Salem Road, that that shooter was in that vicinity?  Not sure how the neighbor knows.  Not sure if its really true, but since I work on this road, I'm gonna lock the door.


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21 minutes ago, Cacao said:

Word on the street is that the police have him confined in a wooded area on the Jefferson/Armstrong County line.  Local schools (DuBois/Brockway) are lifting their lock downs...

I just heard the same.  Glad its coming to an end!


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'Armed and dangerous' suspect in custody after manhunt in Jefferson County


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State Police tell 6 News that Snyder is now in custody.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

ORIGINAL STORY

A manhunt is underway in Jefferson County as state police seek the whereabouts of a man accused of firing a gun into an occupied structure during a domestic issue Wednesday evening.

Troopers say 39-year-old Ryan Snyder fired shots into an occupied structure along Sandy Hill Road in Ringgold Township. Troopers say Snyder should be considered armed and dangerous and could be hiding along the Jefferson and Armstrong County lines.

 

 

Troopers are currently searching the area of State Route 536.

The search has prompted the Brockway and DuBois area school districts to issue modified lock downs, according to the districts' superintendents.

According to state police, Snyder is 5 feet and 9 inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds and has short brown and gray hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing dark clothing.

Troopers say Snyder should not be approached.

If anyone encounters Snyder or knows where he is, they’re asked to contact state police in Punxsutawney immediately at 814-938-0510 or 911.

6 News has a crew headed to the scene. Stay with us for updates.

 

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You know if people weren't so damn gullible and believed everything they read on the various social media outlets, message boards, etc it would eliminate a whole bunch of unneeded stress and hysteria in their lives.

Heck within a few hours of this happening people were claiming this dude was in Brookville, Punxsy, Indiana, DuBois, Clarion, Pittsburgh, etc...

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1 hour ago, NikonSniper said:

You know if people weren't so damn gullible and believed everything they read on the various social media outlets, message boards, etc it would eliminate a whole bunch of unneeded stress and hysteria in their lives.

Heck within a few hours of this happening people were claiming this dude was in Brookville, Punxsy, Indiana, DuBois, Clarion, Pittsburgh, etc...

Yah there was a report that he was at the mall. I didnt belive that one at all.

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9 hours ago, NikonSniper said:

You know if people weren't so damn gullible and believed everything they read on the various social media outlets, message boards, etc it would eliminate a whole bunch of unneeded stress and hysteria in their lives.

Heck within a few hours of this happening people were claiming this dude was in Brookville, Punxsy, Indiana, DuBois, Clarion, Pittsburgh, etc...

I feel if the police want to stop the hysteria they could release some details. Maybe a pic or some details.  Not just stay alert and report suspicious activity to police. If he was pinned down the whole time good. That might be good information to pass along. If they did not know he was pinned down a description or photo with some details would be nice. 

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11 hours ago, NikonSniper said:

You know if people weren't so damn gullible and believed everything they read on the various social media outlets, message boards, etc it would eliminate a whole bunch of unneeded stress and hysteria in their lives.

Heck within a few hours of this happening people were claiming this dude was in Brookville, Punxsy, Indiana, DuBois, Clarion, Pittsburgh, etc...

I was in a DuBois store early yesterday and the cashiers were talking among themselves. They were saying that he was just seen leaving Falls Creek and headed to DuBois:duh:


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Preliminary Hearing Scheduled for Mayport Man Accused of Attempted Homicide

57906.jpgJEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – A hearing has been scheduled for a Mayport man accused of attempted homicide.

According to court documents, a preliminary hearing for 39-year-old Ryan Dennis Snyder has been scheduled for 11:15 a.m. on September 24 with Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline J. Mizerock presiding.

Snyder faces the following charges:

– 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)

He remains lodged in the Jefferson County Jail on $100,000.00 monetary bail.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, around 4:47 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11, Punxsutawney-based State Police were dispatched to a residence on Sandy Hill Road in Ringgold Township, Jefferson County, for a report of a domestic-related altercation with active gunfire.

Interview with the First Victim

Upon their arrival, the troopers spoke to a known female victim.

According to the complaint, the victim reported that her boyfriend, Ryan Dennis Snyder, was highly intoxicated after consuming whiskey when he attempted to get her into his vehicle, a black sedan. The victim refused to get in the vehicle, argued with Snyder, and eventually entered the vehicle due to fear of being physically harmed if she continued to refuse.

The victim reported that once she was in the vehicle, she pulled the keys from the ignition and threw them out the window to prevent Snyder from driving intoxicated with her in the vehicle. She then attempted to exit the vehicle through the passenger side door, and Snyder jumped over the center console and followed her.

According to the complaint, the victim stated Snyder pinned her to the ground and began choking her with both hands around her neck until she couldn’t breathe. He then let her up and allegedly made suicidal statements including: “I’ll just go kill myself then.”

The victim told police she then ran from Snyder, heading northbound along Sandy Hill Road, to a neighbor’s residence where the homeowner granted permission for her to seek safety. She also stated Snyder retrieved the keys to his vehicle and pulled into another nearby driveway, the complaint states.

A short time later, Snyder allegedly appeared at the residence where the victim had gone for safety.

According to the complaint, Snyder forced his way into the residence through a rear entrance, carrying a long, black gun, possibly a rifle or shotgun, and assaulted the homeowner.

The victim reported that Snyder pointed the gun at the homeowner, and as he fired a round at him, the homeowner fell to the ground. Snyder then exited the residence, and while passing the first victim, he said: “Check on him to see if I just shot him.”

The first victim reported that after Snyder left the residence, she heard more gunshots striking the residence. She then ran past the homeowner, briefly asking if he was okay, to which he replied “yes,” and then barricaded herself in a bathroom. She reported that she remained in the bathroom, in fear for her life, until police arrived at the scene.

Interview with the Second Victim/Homeowner

The second victim (the homeowner of the residence in which the first victim fled to for safety) told police he heard a loud pounding at the rear door of his residence and discovered (the female victim), who he noted appeared to be frightened. He told police he allowed her in the house, and a short time later, Ryan Snyder also appeared at the residence.

According to the complaint, the homeowner said Snyder forced his way into the residence, then knocked him (the homeowner) down and physically assaulted him, punching him in the mouth, which caused him to bleed. He stated Snyder was carrying a long black firearm, possibly a rifle or shotgun.

The homeowner told police Snyder then pointed the firearm at him and fired. He went on to report that he dove to the ground, and Snyder then exited the residence through the rear door. After Snyder left, the homeowner went to get a gun from his gun safe in an effort to protect himself and his family.

The homeowner also noted that he did not grant permission for Snyder to enter his home at any time.

According to the complaint, the homeowner noted that once Snyder was outside, he began to fire multiple rounds into the residence.

The homeowner showed the officers one of the projectile holes which was located directly to the left of the front door.

The complaint notes the projectile appeared to be fired through the siding and did not penetrate the walls of the residence.

Interview with the Third Victim

A third victim (a woman who resides with the homeowner) was also interviewed.

According to the complaint, the third victim reported that she witnessed Ryan Snyder as he forced his way through the rear door of the residence holding a long, black firearm, and went on to note that Snyder pointed the firearm directly at the homeowner and fired a shot at him.

She stated that she believed the homeowner had been shot and saw him fall to the ground. She then ran to her bedroom and locked the door, in fear that she was going to be shot. She also called 9-1-1 to report the situation.

A manhunt for Ryan Snyder ensued, and after nearly 24 hours, he was taken into custody on Thursday afternoon (September 12).

Snyder was arraigned at 10:36 a.m. on September 13 in Judge Mizerock’s office.                                                               https://www.explorejeffersonpa.com/preliminary-hearing-scheduled-for-mayport-man-accused-of-attempted-homicide/

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Attempted Homicide Suspect Faces Additional Charges for Terroristic Threats, Assault

57906.jpgRINGGOLD 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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