Moffat County attorney submits resignation

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Jeremy Snow

At its regular meeting today, the Moffat County Commission:

• Approved, 2-0, a $72,707 purchase of three Ford trucks for the road and bridge department.

• Approved, 2-0, waiving the $275 rental fee for the Moffat County Fairgrounds to bring the Rocky Mountain Bronc Riders Association to Craig on June 9.

• Approved, 2-0, a Moffat County High School Student Council request to declare April as Seatbelt Awareness month in Moffat County.

— Commissioner Audrey Danner was absent from Tuesday’s meeting.

Lynette Running, Moffat County’s human resources director, submitted a request Tuesday to the Moffat County Commission to begin advertising for a new county attorney.

Jeremy Snow, who has been county attorney since May 2010, has submitted his resignation.

He cited “personal, family reasons” for the decision.

“Jeremy is a good attorney,” commissioner Tom Mathers said. “He just has some changes in his life and needs to move on.”

Commissioners approved the personnel requisition, 2-0.

However, because commissioner Audrey Danner was absent from Tuesday’s meeting, the commission decided to hold off publishing the position for a week to allow Snow, Running, Department of Social Services Director Marie Peer, and the commissioners to host a workshop to update the job description.

Moffat County shares its’ attorney with Social Services, Mathers said.

“We loan our attorney to social services,” he said. “We recently realized they have been taking a lot more of his time than we thought and we need to sit down together to define what that relationship should look like moving forward.”

Snow, a native of Vernal, Utah and a 2005 graduate of Harvard Law School, said he is relocating to the Salt Lake City area to be closer to family.

His final day will be sometime in mid-May.

Snow decided on May because he wants to give the county plenty of time to find his replacement and, if possible, stay on board for a while to ensure a smooth transition.

He expects to be a part of the hiring process, but Snow said Tuesday he does not have a specific replacement in mind.

“I expect I will be involved in the process, but ultimately that will be the decision of the county commissioners,” Snow said.

Snow’s legal career began in December 2006 in Moffat County when he was hired as a prosecutor for the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Craig.

During his time with the D.A.’s office, Snow participated in a number of high-profile cases, including the prosecution of Rodney Culverwell, who was convicted in 2008 of willful destruction of wildlife, and Terry Hankins, who was convicted of first-degree murder of his wife, Cynthia.

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Comments

TRIUMPH 2 years, 7 months ago

If Snow had not presausively lied to the Hankins jury he never would been convicted of murder. in his opening statement he said Terry killed Cynthia for refusing him sex. that was a specfic lie. Cynthia had a extensive history of serious assults should have been locked upas soon as Hankins filed a restraining order. She should not of been at the apartment and she should not of tried to assult him in his own bed whitch lead to her being held in a restraining manner that ultamitaely caused her death. thats self defense manslaughter at worse. So it doesnt susprise me he has chossen to flee the jursidiction before public finds out about the recent lawsuit against him and all the others involved in his unjust trial. What snow did was jury tampering he should be tried and convicted dont let him skip town just yet

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Sam Relaford 2 years, 7 months ago

Well triumph.... thats a pretty bold statement to be throwing around. I dont know if its true or not. I just hope you arent opening yourself up for a slander suit. My dad was on the jury and he said the evidence was pretty much what got him convicted. Not what Jeromy Snow told them. He claimed that he killed her because he was scared of her, but she was dead and he continued to mutilate her body and burried her. The wounds were pretty convincing that he intended to kill her. I'm sorry you have so much anger for Jeromy. He is just doing his job like the rest of us.

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David Moore 2 years, 7 months ago

I was not part of the jury but common sense tells me Hankins was guilty beyond, far beyond, reasonable doubt. If it were self defense, he would have called the police immediately after it happened and told his story. Instead, he cuts her up, buries her on his property 30 miles north of nowhere and then claims it was all "self defense". HA, sorry, not in my book, or obviously the wise juries book either. TRIUMPH, in my best assumption, is Hankins, or a family member associated with him, talking to us from prison, trying to make himself look innocent when we all know that mutilating and concealing a body is guilt 20 times over. Get real.

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Jon Pfeifer 2 years, 7 months ago

The community will be losing a very effective and intelligent attorney. Best of luck to you, Mr. Snow.

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