Duo charged following Youngsville altercation

When police responded to a Youngsville dispute on Wednesday, they found it involved someone they needed to pick up anyway.

Youngsville Borough Police responded to Hope Lane at about 9 a.m. Wednesday.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, when they arrived, police found Shania R. Hoffner, 21, and Randy L. Snyder, 32, both of Youngsville.

Police said the two had been involved in a fight in which Hoffner struck Snyder in the face resulting in “fresh blood around his mouth” and “a red mark below his left eye” and Snyder held Hoffner by the throat causing her to “black out at times.”

Police said two young children witnessed the fight. The children were removed from the scene by family and the adults were taken away, according to the affidavit.

Snyder is charged with strangulation and both he and Hoffner face charges of simple assault and harassment.

Snyder was arraigned before District Justice Todd Woodin on Wednesday.

He was also arraigned Wednesday on two counts each of possession with intent to deliver and criminal use of a communications facility — all felonies.

According to another affidavit of probable cause from the Warren County Drug Task Force, Snyder sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant on Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Youngsville, and on Friday, Nov. 15, in Warren.

Snyder was taken to Warren County jail after failing to post $25,000 bail.


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