Jury finds Tamaqua man guilty in assault case
A Schuylkill County jury found Brandon R. Snyder, 26, Tamaqua, guilty on all eight counts filed by Pennsylvania State Police: aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault, resisting arrest, harassment, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct engage in fighting, and disorderly conduct hazardous/offensive condition.
Snyder was arrested July 3, 2017, by trooper Ian Keck, Schuylkill Haven after an incident on Ann Street, Norwegian Township, in the area called East Mines. According to the arrest report, Snyder encountered Brian Gradwell, who was at his vehicle preparing to leave for work. Snyder assaulted Gradwell and State Police Corporal Mark Knock, who responded.
The jury handed down the verdict April 4. Schuylkill County Judge Charles Miller ordered a presentence investigation and scheduled the sentencing for 2 p.m. May 15.