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Sheriff: Clackamas Co. man threatened judge, deputies on Craigslist over stalking order

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Craigslist post that led to arrest of a man near Sandy. (Image: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office) Craigslist post that led to arrest of a man near Sandy. (Image: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office)
Jonathan Joseph Snyders, jail booking photo Jonathan Joseph Snyders, jail booking photo
SANDY, OR (KPTV) -

A Clackamas County man posted a photo of his rifle pointed at a window along with a threatening message on Craigslist directed at a judge who signed a stalking order against him, according to deputies.

Several people contacted the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday about a post they saw on Craigslist.

The sheriff's office released an image of the post Wednesday. It said, "Your a crooked [expletive] [expletive] trying to take a guys home security away judge.... I got a little something in mind for you and your crooked blueeye Clackamas County sheriff's." [sic]

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit was activated to investigate.

They were able to identify the person responsible for the post as 39-year-old Jonathan Joseph Snyders. Investigators said the threatened judge had recently signed a stalking order against Snyders.

Deputies contacted Snyders at his home on the 44000 block of Southeast Keisecker Road, outside of Sandy.

A search warrant was obtained and deputies said a search of his home led to the seizure of the firearm used in the photo on Craigslist. Snyders was arrested on charges of harassment, stalking and violation of a court stalking-protection order.

His bail was set at $250,000. Snyders was set to be arraigned in court Wednesday afternoon.

"The sheriff's office is extremely grateful to the citizens who saw this troubling post and immediately alerted police," according to a statement from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone who sees a threat like this online is advised to contact law enforcement.  

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