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Posted on: February 19, 2016

Charges in Grain Valley kidnapping, assault

A Grain Valley, Mo., man has been charged in the alleged kidnapping in November 2015 of a woman he took to a remote location, held her for days, threatened her life and assaulted her, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Michael P. Snider, 37, faces Kidnapping and Armed Criminal Action charges.*

According to court records, Snider forced the victim into a vehicle at a convenience store on Bucker Tarnsey Road in Grain Valley on about Nov. 5, 2015, took her on a two-hour car ride and held her until Nov. 20, 2015. During her captivity in a remote location, the man assaulted her, threatened to kill her and kept her in a room locked up for days. On about Nov. 20, Snider released the victim and she drove back to Gain Valley, where she sought medical attention. Snider had a warrant for his arrest at the time for kidnapping the same victim before this incident in November.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $250,000.

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.

Charging Document(s)
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