Liberty man pleads guilty, gets six months

WARREN — A Liberty Township man received a six-month prison sentence on Wednesday after he was convicted on a felony charge linked to a July 1, 2020, police chase.

The chase happened as township police officers were trying to serve him with a parole violation warrant.

Ricky Snyder, 39, of 1743 Liberty Ave., pleaded guilty to an amended charge of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer. Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge W. Wyatt McKay ordered Snyder serve a consecutive sentence to the six-month term he was given Monday by Judge Peter J. Kontos on an escape conviction.

In total, Snyder is expected to serve 12 months.

In the escape case, Snyder was charged with failing to report to his parole officer, prosecutors said.

Court records show Snyder had served a prison sentence after he violated probation in a 2012 theft case involving an elderly person in Warren.

About 3:30 p.m. July 1, 2020, Liberty Township police were called to serve a warrant at a Liberty Avenue address. The man fled in a vehicle that led police on a chase through the township. The report states that at one point he drove through yards at 5 mph. Police chased his vehicle on Edwards Street, Tibbetts Wick Road, Garfield and Belmont avenues, the report states.

The man bailed out of the vehicle in front of a Liberty Avenue home, and he was arrested by officers at gunpoint, the report states.

Trumbull County jail records show that Snyder has been in custody since that July 1 chase.



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