Lyon County Sheriff’s Office

Lyon County Sheriff’s Office

LARCHWOOD—A 41-year-old Larchwood man was arrested early Thanksgiving Day morning after threatening his wife with a gun.

The arrest of Neil Anthony Snyders stemmed from a 911 call about 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, according to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

The caller told authorities “that her husband had a gun and she was hiding in a room as he was going to shoot her,” according to court document.

“Numerous deputies” were dispatched and approached the residence at 1133 Edwards St. at about 3:20 a.m.

Snyders was in a room with a 1-year-old and 3-year-old and did not want to exit.

After a few minutes of negotiating, Snyders exited the room peacefully, according to authorities.

Deputies determined Snyders “was in a walk-in closet maneuvering a Savage .17 HMR when his wife attempted to remove the weapon from him. He pushed her to the ground and she called 911 shortly after,” according to court documents.

The wife remained on the phone with a dispatcher the entire time while the deputies were en route to the staging area.

The rifle was located outside under the porch where Snyders had put it while deputies were en route, according to court documents.

Snyders was arrested on a charge of first-offense domestic abuse assault and transported to the Lyon County Jail in Rock Rapids.

Editor's note: This article has been updated.