Woman charged with attempted 2nd-degree murder after hitting JCPD officer with vehicle

Woman charged with attempted 2nd-degree murder after hitting JCPD officer with vehicle (Image 1)

Johnson City Police Department officers arrested a 36-year-old woman on attempted second-degree murder and reckless endangerment charges on June 5, after receiving a report of an unwanted person at an apartment on Lakewood Drive.

According to a JCPD news release, a police officer responded to the Lakewood Drive home, where they saw a woman – Mary A. Snyder, 103 Bill Booth Road in Johnson City – banging on an apartment door and witnesses told police that Snyder was intoxicated.

The officer approached Snyder and she reportedly ran back to her vehicle and tried to start it.

According to the release, the officer tried to grab Snyder’s keys, but Snyder started her car, put it in reverse and pushed on the gas, pinning the officer between the driver’s door and the interior of the vehicle.

While in reverse, Snyder also hit the officer’s cruiser. The officer was able to free himself from the door.

Snyder then drove through the grass of the complex, turned around and drove back toward the officer.

According to the release, the officer was trying to get back into his vehicle when Snyder hit him with her vehicle, which knocked him to the ground.

The officer was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries and was released.

Snyder drove away and was spotted by another officer a short distance away.

She reportedly failed to stop for the officer, who continued to follow her down South Roan Street until her vehicle crashed on South Roan Street near Okolona Road.

Snyder was taken to Johnson City Medical Center after the crash, and was later transferred to the Washington County Detention Center on attempted second-degree murder and two counts of felony reckless endangerment charges.

Additional traffic related charges are also pending, and Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers are also investigating two crashes involved in the incident.

Snyder was being held on $70,000 bond. Her next court date was set for June 11 at 1:30 p.m.

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