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Police: Man Assaults Officer, Runs Between Kingsville, Perry Hall

Police arrested a man Monday morning, who allegedly stole a vehicle and assaulted a police officer.

A man accused of stealing a vehicle led police on a chase between Kingsville and Perry Hall near the Gunpowder Falls State Park on Monday morning, police said. 

Joseph Michael Snyder, 34, of the unit block of Essex Avenue in Essex, was charged on Nov. 5 with multiple counts of assault, theft and traffic violations, according to Officer Mark Dorsey of the Parkville precinct. 

At about 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 5, police found a vehicle in a ditch near Franklinville Road and Chapman Road in Kingsville. Three people stood around the vehicle, including a man who had been drinking, believed to be the driver, his father and his girlfriend, according to police.

An officer on the scene found that the vehicle, a 2010 Ford Taurus, had been stolen sometime between Nov. 3 and Nov. 4. The suspected driver then pushed the officer and ran away, police said. 

At about 6:12 a.m., an officer located the man walking along Miller Road in Perry Hall, near Belair Road and the Gunpowder Falls State Park. The man hit the officer with his elbow in the nose and face, giving the officer a cut lip and bloody nose. The man then ran away, according to Dorsey. 

A police helicopter and unit of police dogs responded, searching for the man over the course of about 20 minutes. Police said they found the man, identified as Snyder, laying in a wooded area along Miller Road. When he resisted arrest, police used a taser on him before using handcuffs, Dorsey said. 

Both Snyder and the officer who had been hit received medical treatment for minor injuries, Dorsey said. 

Snyder was charged with second-degree assault of a police officer, theft between $10,000 and $100,000, vehicle theft, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, two counts of second-degree assault, making a false statement to an officer and theft of less than $1,000. He remained at the Baltimore County Detention Center late Monday, online court records show. 


Mike Pierce November 06, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Why does our justice system allow people like this to be loose on the streets? He was already awaiting trial on Dec 19 for stealing a car on October 12. And he was on probation for a previous case of vehicle theft in 2011. Before that, a theft in practically every year since he turned 18.
Paul November 07, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Hopefully this moron will get some time now that he has assulted an officer. Maybe that is what it takes to get him off the streets for a while.
kl November 07, 2012 at 09:28 PM
It seems to be a sign of the times, no morals at all, It begins at home, this guy had his dad along with him, while he drunkenly drove a stolen car ..
Red Dolphin November 07, 2012 at 10:38 PM
wait a min! wasnt there a young dude named Snyder that was just arrested for a break in or something? that was reported this blog ( I believe the middle name was Jordan ?) that not tjhe guy who ran out on his dinner bill at The Harp and got pepper sprayed is it?
gabe November 10, 2012 at 03:40 AM
Make him work for the county for free. People who want to waste our tax money by sitting in jail should also work for us. If he did this in the 1800's he probably would have been hunged. I say anyone doing time should work, clean streets, cut grass, pick up garbage. treat them like pigs and perhaps they will think twice before committing another crime.

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