Snyder Posts $50K, Released from Custody
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.