Trial date set in alleged burglary, assault

BRADENTON – The trial of a Holmes Beach man accused of burglarizing a Holmes Beach house and beating the female owner has been set for April 15, 2019, in circuit court.

Mark L. Snyder, 56, faces charges of burglary, assault or battery, aggravated battery (with great bodily harm – victim 65 years of age or older) and second-degree grand theft in the June 28 crime.

Mark Snyder trial
A trial date has been set for Mark Snyder, accused of attacking a Holmes beach woman and burglarizing her home. – File Photo | Sun

Snyder was arrested July 3 after a neighbor tipped police that he appeared to match a surveillance video’s description of the suspect, and he drove a vehicle that also matched the suspect’s vehicle.

According to the Holmes Beach Police report, the victim returned home to find a man in her bedroom in the process of stealing her property. She told police she screamed, and he hit her a number of times, causing her to fall and bleed. He then fled the residence carrying bags of stolen jewelry.

The victim, who does not want to be identified, was taken to Blake Hospital with a broken bone in her face and lacerations to her head.

Snyder is still incarcerated after his bail was revoked.

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