Snyder Posts $50K, Released from Custody

Thursday, April 29th, 2010 at 10:18 am
Waylon Snyder

Waylon Snyder

A Hinckley man accused of felony criminal vehicular homicide is free after posting $50,000 bail.  Waylon Snyder, 21, appeared in Pine County court Thursday.  He is charged with ten counts, nine for criminal vehicular homicide for the May, 2009 car fire that resulted in the death of Agnes Mattinas.

Snyder is represented by public defender Dean Grau.  Pine County Assistant Attorney Steve Cundy told the court he was “perplexed” at how Snyder could post $50,000, but still require the services of a public defender.  Grau told the court the money was given through community support.

If convincted, he could serve over 50 years in prison.

Bail for Snyder was set in March at $10,000 with conditions and $50,000 without conditions.

He is due back in court for pre-trial motions on June 25th.

It’s alleged that Snyder was drunk the night he crashed his car into a tree in Sandstone.  The car caught fire and Mattinas was trapped inside.  A passenger told authorities  Snyder consumed 15-20 beers the night of the crash.

Snyder’s sister Angila Snyder, 25, and girlfriend Shayla Livingston, 20, are also charged in the case.  They are both charged with one count of Aiding an Offender and one count of falsely reporting a crime.  If convicted, A. Snyder and Livingston could each serve over three years in prison.


  1. PCResident 05/3/10 at 7:37am

    I’m confused too about how he posted bail, yet has no money for a lawyer???

  2. another PCresident 05/3/10 at 10:26am

    I believe it’s the tribe. Community Support?? I would think there’s better way to spend the tribes community chest money than to bail out this kid who should be spending his time thinking about his crime.
    AND if the Tribe can bail him out, why can’t they pay for his attorney. Why do us taxpayers have to do that??

  3. PC 08/18/11 at 1:42am

    yea he should be rotting in prison !!!!!!!!!!!! y let a murderer run the streets!!!!!

  4. ThomasMattinas 09/26/11 at 9:07pm

    exactly this loser should be rottning in prison for what he did to my family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yea i think it was his band to but you know how they are they wont tell anybody though!!!!!!!!!

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