Charges in seperate cases of murder, smashing into squad cars

Friday, June 12, 2015

Charges in two separate cases, one a murder, the other an assault on police by a fleeing driver, were filed Friday, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced.

Bianca Lynn Jackson, 22, of Richfield, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of her boyfriend, 21-year-old Anthony Morgan.

In the other case, prosecutors charged Wayne Snyder, 63, no permanent address, with two counts of second-degree assault for repeatedly slamming his van into police squad cars. He also was charged with one count of fleeing in a motor vehicle.

In the criminal charge filed against Jackson, she is accused of stabbing her boyfriend in the neck just before 5 p.m. on Wednesday as they lay in a bed in the apartment where Morgan was living. Morgan ran out of the apartment and over to two men sitting outside of 2101 Third Ave. S. and said Jackson had stabbed him. The men called 911 and put a towel on the wound but Morgan died a short time later, the complaint states. Investigators also found the knife used in the stabbing.

In Snyder’s case, a Wayzata homeowner called police just after 6:30 a.m. Thursday to report a strange van parked in her driveway and a man putting a knife and other items in her back yard. A police officer arrived as Snyder was leaving and pursued him.

Several times during the pursuit, Snyder put his van in reverse and smashed into the officer’s car, according to the criminal complaint. A couple times, he did it with enough force to send the squad car into another squad taking part in the pursuit. At the intersection of Highway 12 and Gleason Lake Road, Snyder also hit a stopped car. Police eventually stopped Snyder and arrested him.

Both Jackson and Snyder are expected to make their first court appearances Monday.

Jackson Criminal Complaint (PDF)

Snyder Criminal Complaint (PDF)