Man arrested after allegedly stealing car, jumping from rooftop to evade officers

Jaiden Lynn Snyder. Photo Courtesy: Salt Lake County

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah, April 21, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A 21-year-old man is in jail after allegedly stealing a car in Salt Lake County, then running from officers, even jumping from a rooftop in an effort to evade them.

A probable cause statement from the Third District Court of Salt Lake City said Jaiden Lynn Snyder is facing charges of receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle, a second-degree felony; failure to stop at the command of a law enforcement officer, a class A misdemeanor; interference with an arresting officer, a class B misdemeanor; and two counts of use of possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor.

The probable cause statement said that South Salt Lake officers responded on a suspicious vehicle at 2400 S. Main St in Salt Lake County on Tuesday.

“Witnesses observed the suspect, later identified as Jaiden Snyder, running from a pickup truck, left abandoned in the roadway,” the statement said.

The pickup was confirmed stolen, via its license plate and VIN, and also corresponding to  the National Crime Information Center listing for the vehicle.

“Jaiden ran through several neighboring residential yards, prompting additional 911 calls,” the statement said. “The same clothing description was given by the callers, matching Jaiden when he was taken into custody.”

Snyder jumped from a rooftop and ran from pursuing officers, ignoring commands to stop. He also resisted when he was tackled and shortly after, taken into custody.

“During the search incident to arrest, obvious drug paraphernalia, including dirty used syringes and a glass pipe were found in the his possession,” the statement said.

Snyder was transported to the Salt Lake County Jail with his bail set at $13,990.


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