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Tyrone man wanted in two counties

Snyder in Blair prison awaiting extradition

TYRONE — A Tyrone man wanted in two counties is now behind bars.

Chad J. Snyder, 36, was arrested about 6 p.m. Tuesday by Tyrone police after a report of a man passed out in a car.

According to the charges, Snyder was passed out in the passenger seat of a Buick parked in the Epworth Manor parking lot, near the 900 block of Cameron Avenue. A loaded syringe was sitting out on the center console.

Snyder allegedly told Tyrone police Officer Chad Weaver that the syringe was loaded with heroin and that there were warrants for his arrest. Snyder said he had been on the lam for months, police added.

Snyder was wanted in two counties as well as by U.S. Marshals for violating supervised release, according to police.

Snyder is wanted in Union County for failing to appear at a June 6 sentencing hearing stemming from a guilty plea to misdemeanor retail theft. A bench warrant was issued on June 7 in that case, and Tyrone police indicated in the charges that the Union County Sheriff’s Office said it would extradite Snyder.

In Centre County, State College Borough police want Snyder on an outstanding felony arrest warrant. According to those charges, Snyder is accused of depositing $50 in counterfeit $10 bills into his bank account using a Kish Bank ATM on Aug. 11.

Tyrone police noted that State College police indicated after Snyder’s arrest that they would extradite Snyder and had been “looking hard for him,” Weaver wrote in the charges.

Tyrone police also added that the U.S. Marshals Service wants to extradite Snyder for violating supervised release.

Snyder was booked by Tyrone police on a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, and bail was set by Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller at $5,000 cash. Miller also arraigned Snyder on the Centre County case involving the alleged counterfeit money where he is charged with felony forgery. Bail in that case was set at $20,000 cash.

Snyder remains in Blair County Prison to await extradition proceedings as well as a preliminary hearing on Oct. 22 in Tyrone District Court.

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