Police Arrest Bella Vista Man Linked To Trail Assault

BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — Police have arrested a Bella Vista man linked to a sexual assault on a trail near A Street, according to a news release.

Bryan Lee Snyder, 33, was arrested Wednesday (Sept. 6) in connection with second-degree sexual assault, a Class B felony.

The woman was walking Tuesday (Sept. 5) morning on the trail near the waste water plant by Northeast A Street when Snyder approached her from behind and grabbed her buttocks, according to police.

Snyder then ran to a car parked nearby and fled the area. However, the victim was able to get the vehicle’s license plate number as Snyder drove away.

Snyder was being held Thursday (Sept. 7) at the Benton County Jail on a $25,000 bond. He has a hearing set for Oct. 16 in Benton County Circuit Court.

In Arkansas, Class B felonies are punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $15,000, according to state law