Posted: Jun 10, 2010 10:18 AM by Melissa Canone
Updated: Jun 10, 2010 10:18 AM
NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - A state judge on Wednesday revoked the
$250,000 bond set for a man charged with killing his girlfriend
last year, ordering the defendant held in jail until his July
In rescinding Larry J. Snyder Jr.'s bond, District Judge James
Best described him as an imminent threat to society and a flight
risk, Assistant District Attorney Becky Chustz said.
Snyder, 36, was free on bond and under house arrest on the night
of May 30 when he smashed his car into an unmarked Ascension Parish
sheriff's vehicle in Gonzales and then fled the scene, Ascension
Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley said last week.
The deputy whose car was hit gave chase until Snyder pulled into
a parking lot about one-half mile from the crash scene, Wiley said.
At the time of his arrest, investigators said, Snyder was
wearing a court-ordered monitoring anklet and had beer tickets from
that weekend's Jambalaya Festival in his possession.
Gonzales police booked Snyder on counts of hit-and-run driving,
second-offense driving while intoxicated, improper lane use and
possession of alcoholic beverages in a motor vehicle, Wiley said.
The arrest demonstrated that Snyder, of Gonzales, had violated a
series of conditions to which he agreed on Nov. 9 as conditions for
his release from jail on bond, 18th Judicial District Attorney
Ricky Ward said.
Among other things, Snyder promised the court he would remain at
home unless he went to work, to court, to visit his attorney or to
seek medical care, Ward said.
The court further ordered Snyder to remain drug- and
alcohol-free and to live in Baton Rouge, Ward said.
"Snyder is showing that he has no respect at all for
authority," Ward said after Wednesday's court hearing.
The defendant is scheduled to return to a New Roads courtroom
July 12 to go on trial for allegedly kidnapping and killing his
girlfriend, Davina Ann Chapman, 32.
Investigators said they believe Snyder argued with Chapman
outside a Krotz Springs bar July 18 or July 19 before kidnapping
On July 20, searchers found Chapman's battered body in a wooded
area about 30 feet below the four-mile bridge on U.S. 190
connecting Livonia to Krotz Springs.
Snyder pleaded innocent Sept. 16 to a charge of second-degree
murder in Chapman's death.