Man allegedly pulls knife on cops

A Dunkirk man has been arrested after an alleged robbery and threatening police with a knife.

According to Dunkirk Police, Jonathan G. Davis, 25, of 212 Pike St. is currently in the city jail.

Police received a report Sunday around 10:30 a.m. that a 69-year-old male had been knocked down inside a business on Fourth Street by a male subject who attempted to take the victim’s wallet and then ran from the area.

A description of the suspect was broadcast and Davis was located on Main Street. A foot chase ensued with Davis being tackled by Capt. Kenneth Kaus on Cliffstar Drive.

Police alleged that Davis then pulled out a knife and threatened Kaus and officer Robert Adams, before placing the knife against his own neck to avoid arrest. Davis was restrained and the knife was wrestled away.

After taking Davis into custody, police said he was positively identified by the victim. During the booking process officers learned he had an outstanding parole warrant for third-degree burglary committed in Tioga County. They also allegedly found crack cocaine in his pocket.

Davis was charged with second-degree robbery, second-degree assault, two counts of menacing a police officer, two counts of resisting arrest, two counts of obstructing governmental administration and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

He is being held without bail.