New trial date set for man charged with threats

Adam D. Snyder now will face a jury in March.

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WALLA WALLA -- A Superior Court trial scheduled this week for a man accused of threatening to kill his estranged wife and a man she started dating has again been postponed.

Adam D. Snyder, 24, of 1328 Grant St., had been set to face a jury beginning Tuesday. But the proceedings now are slated to start March 26.

The trial has been continued several times.

When he was arrested last February, Snyder was working as a Washington State Penitentiary correctional officer. He then was placed on administrative leave with pay in accordance with terms of a union contract. He since has resigned.

Snyder has pleaded innocent to two counts of harassment and one count each of stalking -- domestic violence, and violation of a protection/no contact order.

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 are in the midst of a divorce proceeding that hasn't yet been finalized.

Adam Snyder also is accused of violating a protection order on multiple occasions by going within 500 feet of Stephanie Snyder's residence and leaving the threatening letters. He also allegedly followed and harassed her repeatedly.

Snyder was arrested and jailed Feb. 20, 2011, after police served a search warrant at his home that weekend. He was released with conditions two days later after bond was posted on a bail amount set at $25,000.

Terry McConn can be reached at terrymcconn@wwub.com or 526-8319.

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