Court Proceedings

Brown County

District Court

• Leanne M. Snyder, 57, 818 E. Elm St., Redwood Falls, was charged Monday with gross misdemeanor harassment-violate restraining order on or about July 17, 2018. According to court documents, a call was transferred to police at 8:12 a.m., July 17 and an officer talked to a witness, a security manager/supervisor at Kraft Foods 2525 S. Bridge St., who said they needed to report an Harassment Restraining Order (HRO) violation for one of its employees.

The witness said the employee is the victim and that he has a restraining order against an ex-girlfriend, Leann M. Snyder.

The witness told police she arrived for work at 7:55 a.m. and was in the Kraft employee parking lot when she observed a female she recognized from a prior incident, walking in the parking lot and was aware there was an active HRO against her. She said the victim was inside working and likely didn’t know Snyder was there.

The witness said she knew the woman wasn’t an employee as she didn’t have a uniform on and non-employees aren’t to be in employee areas of Kraft property. The witness said she confronted the woman who said she was there to get something from her boyfriend, the victim’s car.

Police told Snyder she needed to leave which she eventually did after getting agitated and yelling and swearing at the witness and guard shack employee.

The witness aid she passed it on to the victim and later brought him into her office to talk with police over the phone. The victim confirmed he had an HRO against Snyder through Brown County and they had court the day before to amend the date and length the HRO was in service.

Police got a copy of the HRO and learned a court hearing shortened the HRO to be in effect until Sept. 12, 2018. The order read that Snyder is not allowed to have contact with the victim and she is supposed to stay 100 yards away from his residence and place of work (Kraft), so she was clearly in violation of it.

Snyder was convicted of assault on Jan. 26, 2010 in West Valley City, Utah County Court, a qualified, domestic violence-related offense. She was summoned to appear in court at 8:30 a.m., Jan. 8, 2019 or an arrest warrant shall be issued.