Buffalo Man Faces Multiple Charges

A Buffalo man was charged Wednesday after an investigation by Jamestown police.

After responding at 6 p.m. to a report of a man with a gun at 321 Allen St., police charged Jermaine D. Cooley, 33. Officers observed a male matching the description of the suspect standing on the back porch of the residence, Capt. Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Department said.

Police detained Cooley for further investigation, at which time the Buffalo resident gave officers a false name and was allegedly found to be in possession of marijuana.

According to Samuelson, police located an authentic-looking metal pellet pistol where Cooley had been found.

Cooley was transported to Jamestown City Jail where his identity was determined. Police learned he was on parole in New York state.

During booking, a small quantity of crack cocaine was found on Cooley, police said. He was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, false personation and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Cooley was arraigned and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail, Samuelson said. New York State Parole will be following up with a possible parole violation, he said.