Police looking for man who escaped the Beckley Correctional Center


BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – Law enforcement is searching for an escaped prisoner from the Beckley Correctional Center.

Matthew Garth Snyder escaped on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. He is currently facing charges of Fleeing, Malicious Assault, and Grand Larceny in Marshall County.

Snyder is a white man with brown hair and brown eyes. He is six feet tall and weighs 180 pounds. He has a scar on his forehead. He also has tattoos on the upper back of his left arm which say “Alpha and Omega,” one on his left torso which reads “Brandy,” on his right forearm, “King Solomon,” and one on the back of his right arm which is tribal themed.

Snyder was last seen on the Beckley Bike Trail near the Rent-A-Center on Robert C. Byrd Drive. According to the WV Department of Homeland Security, Snyder did not show up to work on Tuesday and the facility’s electronic monitoring service got an alert that his monitoring bracelet was cut.

Anyone who knows of Snyder’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Beckley Correctional Center at 304-256-6780.

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