Former NBA player arrested in Deerfield Township

Kirk Snyder (Courtesy Warren County Jail)
Kirk Snyder (Courtesy Warren County Jail)

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Police have arrested a former NBA player for aggravated burglary and assault in Deerfield Township.

Kirk Snyder was arrested early Monday morning at his residence on Commonwealth Drive. Police say that at 3:30 a.m. Monday morning, a neighbor hear glass breaking downstairs in her house. When she got up to investigate, she said a tall assailant pushed her aside and ran to the upstairs bedroom where he began to assault her sleeping husband. While he was beating him, she was able to pull the hood away that was covering the suspect's head. The suspect then fled out the back door.

The investigation and a canine track led deputies to Snyder's nearby residence where he was taken into custody within minutes of the offense.

Snyder is most well-known for leading the University of Nevada-Reno into the NCAA Sweet 16 in March of 2004. He was the 16th player taken overall in the 2004 NBA draft and played for several NBA teams before playing this past season in the Chinese professional basketball league.

The case is still under investigation.  Snyder is being held in the Warren County jail pending his arraignment in Mason Municipal Court.