Prison For Man Convicted in Johnson, Nemaha Counties

BEATRICE –  A man charged in four criminal cases in Johnson and Nemaha Counties has been sentenced to prison.

District Judge Daniel Bryan Jr. on Monday in Nemaha County District Court, sentenced William Snyder to 1-to-3 years for strangulation, after Snyder dragged a woman down a flight of stairs and impeded her breathing.

Snyder was sentenced in Johnson County District Court to 1-to-3 years in prison for strangulation and 1-year for tampering with a witness.  He drew another 1- year in prison on an additional tampering conviction.

The crimes occurred after Snyder had been placed on a 3-year probation term in Nemaha County District Court, for making terroristic threats.  That probation was revoked, and replaced with a 20-to-60 month prison sentence.

Deputy Johnson County Attorney Benjamin Beethe prosecuted the two Johnson County cases and the Nemaha County strangulation case.   Johnson County Attorney Richard Smith was a special prosecutor in the Nemaha County probation revocation.

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