Monday, January 19, 2015

Man charged with abusing 87-year-old grandmother

An Allentown man was charged this week with abusing his 87-year-old grandmother in her Salisbury Township home.

Michael C. Snyder, 29, surrendered to township police following an investigation by the Lehigh County Elder Abuse Task Force. He is charged with simple assault and harassment.

According to court records, the investigation began Aug. 29 when police were called to the victim's home on West Emmaus Avenue for a possible domestic disturbance. Police "de-escalated a family argument" and saw the victim in her bed. She appeared to be injured, the records say.

Emergency medical services were called and she was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest for an evaluation. According to court records, the victim had "past injuries" that did not fit Snyder's version of what happened to his grandmother.

Snyder came to the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office with a lawyer on Jan. 9, and spoke to detectives. Court records say he admitted losing his temper after the victim soiled her bed on Aug. 12.

He then pulled her into a bathroom where "she was forcefully and recklessly moved around," court records say. The woman fell to the floor, and Snyder yelled at her and used profanity, according to court records.

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Man charged with abusing 87-year-old grandmother


Leonard said...

Very sad. Sounds like he was at the end of his rope and took it out on his grandmother.

StandUp said...

I'm sorry for this family. We don't know what went on, but violence is never the answer.