Dunkirk man prison bound for burglary, knife incident

A Dunkirk man has been sentenced to state prison after a robbery and pulling a knife on police last year.

According to District Attorney David Foley, Jonathan Davis, 26, of Pike St. was sentenced to eight years determinate in state prison plus five years post release supervision for first-degree robbery.

On Aug. 18, police received a report 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 said 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 said they found crack cocaine in his pocket.