Homicide charges for a Sunbury woman

homicideMIDDLEBURG – A Sunbury woman is facing more charges for her role in a Snyder County homicide.  A preliminary hearing for Jennifer Snook was continued Thursday, but two additional charges were added.  She now faces 2nd degree homicide and conspiracy to commit homicide.  That is in addition to her charges of burglary and theft.  Snook is in Snyder County Prison on $85,000 bail.  Police say Snook was in the vehicle that drove to the Creek Road home in Middleburg early Sunday morning.

At that home, Snook’s husband Joshua Snook allegedly tried to steal a gun from his grandparents, Bonnie and Dale Snook.  Bonnie Snook was stabbed in the neck and died at the scene.  Dale Snook was stabbed in the arm and is in fair condition at Geisinger Medical Center.  Joshua Snook remains in Snyder County Prison on a state parole violation.  Snyder County District Attorney Michael Piecuch says he expects a general count of homicide and other charges will be filed against Joshua Snook next week.

According to a police report, the incident started Sunday at a bar in Northumberland, where Joshua and Jennifer Snook were involved in an argument with a friend.  The couple then drove to Middleburg in order to get a gun to scare the friend.  The gun was found in the couple’s vehicle. (Sara Bartlett)