"Rumble in Roseland" Continues

The fighting in Roseland continues.

A day after a fight breaks out between council members Ted Penn And David Snyder more accusations are flying.

David Snyder and his wife Dorothy are asking the Indiana Attorney General to step into the dispute.

Friends of Ted Penn say he is recovering after leaving Memorial Hospital Friday night and he should be okay.

But, David Snyder says he's the victim here and isn't being treated fairly.

Roseland resident Sam McCombs was replacing stolen "Support Our Troops" signs nearby Roseland’s town hall when he saw David Snyder arrested for allegedly battering fellow council member Ted Penn after a redevelopment meeting

“I carry a first aid kit with me in the car. There was so much blood I put my gloves on. The man was missing teeth. There was blood all over his mouth. There was a lump on the back of his head nearly the size of tennis ball ... that's no exaggeration,” says McCombs.

But David Snyder says the wrong man was arrested!

“At that point I was standing in front of Ted Penn. He bumped me. He grabbed my shirt. He took a swing at me. He missed… then shoved me… and then I shoved him back,” says Snyder.

Snyder says Town Marshall Larry Miller was only acting on the commands of his superiors: Penn and council member Charley Shields.

“They're doing the bidding of both Penn and Shields Penn and Shields wants to... they want to be the rulers of this town. This is a democracy. People are elected to represent other people in a democracy. They want to be lord and king or queen and king as the case may be… and its just not what we do in America... this is not a correct way… it’s just unbelievable,” says Snyder.

The Snyders wrote a complaint against Marshall Miller to the state attorney general and are asking for a separate police investigation.

“I think the town is corrupt. I think the prosecutor has too much on his plate with me already. I think he is biased at this point. I think it needs to be thrown outside of the county and receive a special prosecutor and also have the Indiana State Police look into this matter,” says Snyder.

Ted Penn declined to do an interview Saturday and referred all questions to the prosecutor’s office.

He says it is now a "criminal investigation."

St. Joseph County Prosecutor Michael Dvorak says he won't make any decisions until Monday at the earliest as to whether or not Snyder will face any charges and what they could be.

He's also expecting the police reports to be finished by that time.


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