Man sentenced for calling woman from jail while in jail for calling from jail

2013-10-23T20:01:00Z 2013-10-23T20:46:13Z Man sentenced for calling woman from jail while in jail for calling from jailBy NICHOLAS BERGIN / Lincoln Journal Star JournalStar.com

A homeless man is going to jail for calling -- from jail -- a woman he'd been ordered to stay away from.

The woman filed for a protection order against 45-year-old Marvin Snyder Jr. in April, and he was ordered not to contact her in any way except during counseling sessions.

Police arrested Snyder on May 31 for calling her from jail. He pleaded guilty to violating the order and was sentenced on June 3 to 60 days behind bars.

The next day, he called her a dozen times -- from jail. And he tried to call several other times, but she didn’t answer.

Corrections officers told him to stop, an arrest affidavit says, but he made another four calls the following day.

Snyder got out of jail on June 25 and was arrested three days later when the woman called police and told them Snyder was staying with her in a motel room and was drinking and smoking K2, according to court documents.

Snyder was charged with two counts of violating a protection order and pleaded no contest to both on Sept. 10. He was sentenced Wednesday to 180 days for the charge stemming from the phone calls and to 210 days for the motel incident.

The woman has tried three times to have the protection order dismissed, but the judge declined to do so.

Reach Nicholas Bergin at 402-473-7304 or nbergin@journalstar.com. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/LJSBergin.

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