Plea deal reached in death threat case

Adam D. Snyder was working as a correctional officer when he was arrested in 2011.

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WALLA WALLA -- A man accused of threatening to kill his estranged wife and a man she started dating has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.

Adam D. Snyder, 24, of 1328 Grant St., entered the plea Monday in Walla Walla County Superior Court. No date for sentencing has been set.

According to court records, Snyder pleaded guilty to one count of harassment -- domestic violence, one count of harassment and one count of violation of a protection/no contact order. A single count of stalking was dropped.

The harassment charges accuse him of threatening to kill his wife, Stephanie D. Snyder, and Grant G. Goddard through various written letters and notes between Oct. 13, 2010 and Jan. 24 of last year. The Snyders were in the midst of a divorce proceeding at the time.

Adam Snyder was also accused of violating a protection order on multiple occasions by going within 500 feet of his wife's residence and leaving threatening letters.

Snyder was arrested in February 2011 and released with conditions two days later. When he was arrested, he was working as a Washington State Penitentiary correctional officer. He was placed on administrative leave with pay in accordance with the terms of a union contract, but later resigned.

Andy Porter can be reached at andyporter@wwub.com or 526-8318.

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