WARSAW — A Warsaw man was arrested after allegedly pointing a gun at this neighbor over a parking issue.
James Allen Snyder, 3762 West Old Road 30, is being charged with intimidation with a deadly weapon, a level 5 felony; resisting law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor; and false informing, a class B misdemeanor.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on March 10, an officer responded to an intimidation with a firearm at a residence in Warsaw.
The officer spoke with a minor male who stated he had been in his vehicle when his neighbor, Snyder, came out by the vehicle. Snyder had begun cursing and yelling while holding a gun in his hand. Snyder had held the rifle at waist level and had pointed it in the general direction of the neighbor. Snyder told the neighbor he would move his vehicle and stated “Don’t tempt me.” The neighbor took the statement as a threat that he might be shot.
The neighbor advised his father, uncle and cousin had witnessed the incident.
An officer spoke to a male subject in one of the lots who identified himself as Jim Spicer. The male explained he was tired of the neighbors parking directly next to his trailer because they kept hitting his trailer with their doors. He then shut the door to the residence and would not speak with the officer.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, after the encounter with Spicer, the officer requested information on him. The officer found that the name was an alias for Snyder and found there was a warrant for Snyder’s arrest.
The officer went to Snyder’s lot and knocked on the door. Several minutes later, Snyder opened the door. The officer advised Snyder there was a warrant for his arrest. Snyder then shut the door and locked the deadbolt. The officer could hear items being moved in front of the door.
Officers forced entry into the residence and arrested Snyder. Snyder then admitted he knew there was an active warrant for his arrest and he should have been honest from the start.
Officers found a .22 caliber Remington model 597 that had a bullet in the chamber and eight bullets in the magazine. Officers also found two bullets on the kitchen table.
Snyder was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on March 10 on a bond of $10,250 surety and cash.