State police SWAT team arrests Jennings County man

Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police.

The Indiana State Police SWAT team was called out last week to arrest a Jennings County man who barricaded himself in a home for about eight hours.

34-year-old Jonathan Snyder of North Vernon is facing a new preliminary charge of resisting law enforcement.

State police tried to serve an arrest warrant in the 2700 block of Coventry Gardens at about 10 a.m. Thursday morning on Snyder, who was wanted on Jennings and Bartholomew County warrants for domestic battery, as well as a parole violation, says Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, spokesman for the state police. But while police found that Snyder was home, he refused to come outside and barricaded himself in. A search warrant was obtained for the home and the SWAT team was called in.

At about 6 p.m. that evening, the SWAT team entered the mobile home and found Snyder hiding in an attic space above a bedroom.