Pulaski County Prosecutor Kevin Hillman has charged a 24-year old Crocker man with second-degree murder in the death of his infant daughter. Dillon Snider will also face a charge of endangering the welfare of a child. Snider’s bond has been set at one million dollars. According to court documents, Crocker police were called about 9:27 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 20th, to an apartment in Crocker for a report that Snider’s daughter was unresponsive and not breathing. The infant was taken to General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital and pronounced dead about two hours later. Authorities say that the baby had been brought to Snider’s apartment about 8:30 a.m. by the baby’s grandfather and great-aunt who, along with the baby’s grandmother, had been taking care of her for a couple of days at their home in Olean.
The coroner’s report showed she died from violent trauma to her head and neck.
Snider has an extensive court record in several counties in the area and has at least two other children, a seven-year-old son for whom he was ordered to pay child support in Laclede County and a four-year-old son for whom he was ordered to pay child support in Wright County, both orders issued in 2018.
Snider is currently in custody in the Miller County Jail in Tuscumbia and the case remains under investigation by the Crocker Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control.