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Man fatally shot by officers serving warrant

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  1. TheeBadOne

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    Bowling Green man was going to be arrested in potential meth case

    A Bowling Green man fatally shot by police Saturday was going to be arrested for the second time in a potential meth-related case.
    Todd County authorities in October charged James E. Snyder Jr., 37, with tampering with anhydrous ammonia (a precursor in the manufacture of methamphetamine) and carrying a concealed deadly weapon. Those charges were dismissed after evidence was thrown out of court, but a judge recently determined that evidence could be reconsidered.

    Authorities then issued an arrest warrant for Snyder again, which Kentucky State Police and the Allen County Sheriff’s Department were attempting to serve Saturday, according to Todd County Sheriff Keith Wells.

    “It was basically a continuance†of a previous warrant, Wells said.

    According to Kentucky State Police Capt. Wayne Mayfield, officers encountered Snyder in a garage, armed with a handgun. The suspect failed to comply with multiple officer commands to drop the weapon and was shot one time when the weapon was raised toward the officers. Snyder was pronounced dead at the scene by the Allen County coroner.

    In October, Todd County sheriff’s deputies discovered Snyder and an unnamed female, then about eight months pregnant, while they were attempting to steal anhydrous ammonia from the Todd County Crops Service. The suspects were located in a van on the Crops Service site, which is under heavy surveillance by the sheriff’s office due to the frequency of theft.

    “This is an ongoing thing,†Wells said. “We catch them all the time down there stealing. It’s just about every day they come down here to (steal). I figured he was getting it to make methamphetamines, but I can’t say what he was getting it for.â€

    While the female suspect was taken into custody immediately, Snyder, who fled the scene, was arrested the next day around lunchtime. An anonymous tip called into the sheriff’s office on that day reported a suspicious man walking south on Ky. 79.

    “Of course, when we got there he was torn up from where he’d walked through the cornfield all night,†Wells said. “He had been frog-gigging and fishing all night. He was barefoot.â€

    Snyder and the female were both held at the Christian County Jail on $25,000 bond. The female was released with a minimal fine of less than $1,000. A motion to suppress evidence was filed in Snyder’s case on Nov. 7, and the case was later dismissed in Todd County Circuit Court due to lack of evidence. It was reconsidered this month after a judge denied an order to suppress evidence.

    Mayfield declined to comment further about the case now, but did say he may have a statement later.

    Allen County Sheriff Les Marsh said he believed that Snyder was shot in the chest, but he also had no further details about the incident.

    http://www.bgdailynews.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi?/200312/29+man20031229_news.html+20031229+news
     
  2. ARperson

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    From the article:

    This is the part that always pisses me off the most. They make it sound like it's always illegal to carry concealed. In Kentucky, unless I'm mistaken, it's only if you lack the permit to do so.
     
  3. Mark Tyson

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    Frog-gigging?
     
  4. Car Knocker

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    Frog-gigging:

    Spearing with a 3 or 4 prong spear, most usually at night and using a bright light.
     
  5. Matt G

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    That's one of the worst examples of journalistic writing I've ever seen. Just BAD writing. I'm not saying there's a slant-- bias would actually require technique. Ugh.
     
  6. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    Shucks! Maybe they were just sniffing ammonia, you know?
     
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    jimpeel,

    Hey! that looks like the one that was in my friend's foot....

    Drinking enough JD will turn your foot into a frog:eek:

    The hospital had to take it out on account of the barbs:D
     
  9. 4v50 Gary

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    Warrant Service with concurrent Terre Firma Eviction Notice.
     
  10. pax

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    I fell on top of a 4 prong frog gig one night when I was about 13 years old. The doc had to cut it out. It had four prongs on a flat plane, so I'm lucky it didn't slide between my ribs to puncture a lung.

    Funniest part of the whole thing was trying to explain to the ER doc just what that thing was and how it got in me. "You were doing WHAT??!?" He explained that after all the evil things he'd done to frogs in med school, it never would have occured to him to eat one.

    pax
     
  11. Leatherneck

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    Kinda like shooting over bait, right? :D

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