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Amarillo Police Department
Tuesday June 21st, 2022 :: 09:15 a.m. CDT


Amarillo Police arrest man on several felony charges after standoff late last night in the 1900 block of N. Adams.


DATE: June 20, 2022   

TIME:  7:02PM   

CASE NUMBER:   2022-510368  

INCIDENT TYPE: Agg Assault DW/Public Servant, Agg Kidnapping x2, Agg Robbery, Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, Evading


DETAILS:  On Monday, June 20, 2022, at 7:02pm, Potter County deputies and Amarillo Police officers encountered two suspects running from a stolen pickup.  One suspect was armed with a handgun. He was later identified as Johnny Allen, male, birthdate 09/21/1985. Allen broke into a residence in the 1900 block of N. Adams. The second suspect, Jerome Snyder, male, birthdate 05/18/1982, was located in the area and taken into custody.  The APD Critical Incident Response Team was called out at approximately 7:49pm.  Officers learned that there were two women inside the home where Allen had broken in. Allen refused to come out of the house and would not allow the women to leave. Negotiators were able to establish communication with the suspect and talked with one of the victims. After several hours, the suspect agreed to come out, but then tried to steal the victim’s car and escape from the garage. SWAT was prepared for this and immediately entered the home to stop the suspect. The two victims were rescued inside the residence and were not injured.  Johnny Allen was booked into the Potter County Detention Center for Aggravated Assault Deadly Weapon/Public Servant, 2 counts of Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Robbery, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Evading Arrest.  Jerome Snyder was arrested and booked into the Potter County Jail for Evading.
Several residents nearby had to leave their homes for safety during this incident. The Amarillo Police Department would like to thank the neighbors, friends, and family for their patience and cooperation while this incident was being worked. We are also thankful for the bravery and poise displayed by the victims of this inexcusable crime.
The APD Violent Crimes Unit is investigating this incident.


Amarillo Police Department
200 SE 3rd Ave
Amarillo, TX 79101

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 806-378-4257

Carla Burr
Public Information Office
[email protected]

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