Man faces homicide charge

MIDDLEBURG – A Snyder County man faces 24 charges, including criminal homicide, in the Feb. 17 stabbing death of his grandmother at her home, court documents state.

Joshua Snook, of Selinsgrove, was denied bail at his preliminary arraignment and is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing at 1:30 p.m. on March 8 at Magisterial District Judge Lori Hackenberg’s office in Middleburg, court documents state. He has been incarcerated since Feb. 17 on a parole violation.

According to the documents, Snook faces 18 felony and five misdemeanor charges in addition to the criminal homicide. Snook also faces aggravated assault and burglary and other related charges.

Police said Snook, 27, of Selinsgrove, stabbed his 71-year-old grandmother Bonnie Snook as a struggle ensued while he was attempting to steal a handgun from her home, in order to threaten a friend at a Northumberland bar.

Preliminary autopsy results confirmed Bonnie Snook died of a stab wound to her neck, according to the Snyder County District Attorney’s Office.

Joshua Snook also stabbed his grandfather Dale Snook during the struggle, police said.

Joshua Snook’s wife Jennifer is also charged in the case.

She faces charges of second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, possession of a weapon, receiving stolen property, burglary and other related charges.