Defendant in kidnapping, robbery case granted more time after attorney change

By Tim Weideman

Jerred Snyder and his attorney have been given more time to prepare for his upcoming jury trials.

Riley County District Judge John Bosch granted the request from Snyder’s attorney, Jillian Waesche, on Monday.

Waesche was appointed to represent Snyder on July 28, about a month before the trials had been scheduled to begin.

“These are very serious charges,” Waesche said to Bosch, adding that Snyder, 30, deserves to have competent representation for the trials.

Snyder faces charges in two separate cases.

In one case, he’s accused of kidnapping and robbing Richard Rothfuss, 69, of Junction City on April 6. Snyder allegedly brandished a gun and forced Rothfuss to drive from the Shop Quick on Anderson Avenue to Marlatt Avenue, where he tied up Rothfuss and left with his truck.

Snyder faces two counts of theft and one count of making false information in the second case.

He’s accused of pawning items he stole from Dianna Philippi, 61, of Manhattan. Snyder was a tenant of one of the bedrooms in Philipi’s home.

Bosch scheduled both trials to take place on Oct. 14 and 15.

Snyder has been confined at the Riley County Jail since his arrest following the April 6 incident involving Rothfuss.

Waesche has represented Snyder since he informed Bosch during a July 21 court hearing that he wanted to fire his previous attorney, Larry McRell.

Bosch allowed McRell to withdraw.

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