Man arraigned for attempted murder |

Man arraigned for attempted murder

by Merrie Leininger

An Indian Hills man was arraigned in East Fork Justice Court Friday on charges of attempted murder.

Troy Noe Snyder, 21, was also charged with battery with a deadly weapon and battery with substantial bodily harm in connection with the stabbing of Andrew Phillip Sullivan, 29, Tuesday at the Indian Hills Food Mart.

According to Sgt. Lance Modispacher of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Sullivan was stabbed in the head and the stomach. He was listed in serious but stable condition at Washoe Medical Center Thursday.

n Stabbing. Three Douglas County deputies responded to a report of a stabbing at the intersection of Highway 395 and Mica Drive about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim told officers that Snyder had stabbed him and he told officers Snyder lived about one block from the intersection in the Vista Grande Apartments.

Two officers saw a vehicle leaving the area of the Vista Grande Apartments. Officers conducted a felony traffic stop on the vehicle, which was occupied by three people. A female was driving, a male was in the passenger seat, and Snyder was in the rear seat.

When the occupants were ordered out of the vehicle, Snyder began running from the officers. Two officers chased him and tackled him after a 50-yard chase. Officers had to physically fight to restrain the suspect.

Snyder said in court Friday his arm was broken, but Judge Jim EnEarl stopped him from saying how his arm was broken before he had advice from an attorney.

The Roeser law firm was appointed as his representation.

Snyder told the judge he did not have money for his own attorney because he had only worked one day since recently getting out of jail on a probation violation charge. Deputy District Attorney Dina Salvucci said the original charge in that case was malicious destruction of property.

A knife found in a vacant lot near the crime scene is believed to be the weapon used against Sullivan.

EnEarl reduced bail to $100,000 from $140,000.

Snyder’s pre-preliminary hearing was set for March 3 at 2 p.m. in Justice Court.