Hamilton City Council candidate named as a suspect in an investigation


HAMILTON, Ohio – Staff Report

Hamilton Ohio City Council
Photo of Jason Snyder at Hamilton City Council Forum dated October 10th, 2019. Later that evening around midnight he was involved in an incident in which he was injured and was transported by medic to Ft Hamilton Hospital.

Hamilton City Council candidate Jason Snyder was named as a suspect in an ongoing investigation into an incident that took place at around 12 a.m. on Friday morning near the 700 block of Buckeye Street in Hamilton, according to a police report obtained by Butler County Connect. The Hamilton City Council candidates forum had taken place just hours before.

The report states that “Jason Snyder did participate in a verbal altercation with multiple parties in the street in the 700-blk of Buckeye St. Jason Snyder was initially listed only as Victim #2, but due to the cross-complaint he is also being listed as a suspect in this incident.”

The report also states that when officers arrived at the scene, Snyder was lying on the ground with cuts on his face, unable to recount what had happened. Officers reported that he smelled of alcohol and that he was transported to Fort Hamilton Hospital by medics.

Butler County Connect has obtained exclusive photos of Snyder at Operation Pumpkin on October 12, 2019, which clearly show lacerations on his face. 

According to his Facebook profile, Snyder was a member of Hamilton’s Sculpture and Ice Fest Committees and co-founded Hamilton’s Operation Pumpkin Festival. Jason was named co-citizen of the year. 

Butler County Connect will continue to report on this ongoing investigation. 


Posted by Jason Snyder for City Council on Thursday, October 17, 2019
Jason Snyder releases a video regarding the incident.