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Old Town Walkersville Scene of Attempted Murder

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Maryland State Police arrested a man early Thursday morning in the stabbing of his estranged wife in Frederick County.

The suspect, Jeremiah William Snyder, 36, of 16 Maple Avenue in Walkersville, is charged with second-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault. He is being held without bond at the Frederick County Detention Center.

Shortly after 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, troopers from the Frederick Barrack responded to a home in the unit block of Fulton Avenue regarding a domestic incident in progress.   Troopers and Criminal Enforcement Division investigators at the home learned the suspect stabbed his wife, including at least once in the head and in the arm. Investigators recovered the knife that was believed to be used in the stabbing.

The 37-year-old victim was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital for treatment. Snyder had already fled the scene.

Troopers located Snyder at a home in the unit block of Maple Avenue in Walkersville. He was placed under arrest at the scene.

According to investigators, Snyder and the victim are separated living at different locations. Snyder forced entry into the house and confronted the victim. A verbal argument followed and that led to Snyder stabbing the victim.

The suspect was arrested at the same address after he struck the man with a wooden baseball bat 12:10 a.m. on May 21, 2016. For that crime, Snyder plead guilty to second degree assault and received unsupervised probation before judgment. He was fined $500, but the fine was waived. Over the past seventeen years, Snyder has been charged with crimes of child abuse, possession of drugs on multiple occasions, and assault on multiple occasions.

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