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October 16, 2002

St. Marys defendants to report to court for November trial dates

From: Wapakoneta Daily News, OH
Oct. 16, 2002

October 16, 2002
Two separate felony cases involving St. Marys residents are set to go to trial in November at the Auglaize County Common Pleas Court.

Brad A. Snyder, 38, whose last known address is 1302 E. Spring St., St. Marys, pleaded innocent Aug. 19 to a charge of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony; burglary, a second-degree felony; and robbery, a second-degree felony.

Snyder was indicted June 20 for two alleged attacks with a deadly weapon.

The first alleged incident occurred May 20 when Snyder awakened a victim by activating a hearing-impaired door lamp. Snyder allegedly pointed a gun at the victim after being invited inside the apartment and demanded money. The victim gave him $5.

Less than a month later, on June 8, Snyder allegedly tore the screen of the victim’s door, unlocked it and entered. He allegedly obtained a paring knife from the victim’s kitchen and threatened him, demanding money. Snyder then allegedly proceeded with the robbery, taking money and a package of bologna.

The conditions of the bond, set at $150,000, include the stipulation that Snyder make no contact, directly or indirectly, with the victim or the Fowler Street Apartments at 1302 E. Spring St., St. Marys. Snyder is required to check in with the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office in person every day.

A continuance of the jury trial set for Sept. 16 was filed by the defendant’s attorney Gerald F. Siesel early in September. Snyder’s trial is rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. Nov. 5.

Angela L. Booth, 19, 801 Lake Ave., St. Marys, will stand before Auglazie County Common Pleas Court Judge Frederick Pepple at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 4 for a pretrial/change-of-plea hearing.

Booth pleaded innocent Sept. 12 to menacing by stalking, a fourth-degree felony; assault, a first-degree misdemeanor; and menacing, a fourth-degree misdemeanor.

Booth’s bond was set at $50,000 with conditional terms, including no contact with the victim or her family or with a named person whom Booth allegedly verbally threatened at the time of her arrest. According to the state’s response to the defendant’s request for a Bill of Particulars, filed by the court Oct. 4, Booth said she would kill the individual after she’s released from jail.

A criminal protection order was filed by the victim Sept. 12. Booth is not to be on any school premises, including St. Marys Memorial High School.

Booth has a history of violence with the victim, a minor. Prior convictions include criminal damaging and assault from an Oct. 4, 2001, incident in which the defendant intentionally rammed the victim’s vehicle twice; and a disorderly conduct charge for harassing the victim on June 19 at a softball game.

The latest incident allegedly occurred at approximately 6:40 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Pak-A-Sak gas station parking lot, near and on the premises of 1115 Celina Road, St. Marys. Booth reportedly used her vehicle to block the victim’s vehicle and access away from the lot.

Information from the Bill of Particulars states the defendant jumped on top of the victim’s vehicle, attempting to grab the victim while she was inside the vehicle.

The report states Booth assaulted the victim after she exited the vehicle. Booth allegedly dropped a cigarette down the victim’s back, causing a burn, and jumped on the victim.

©Wapakoneta Daily News 2002