Dunkirk Man Sentenced To State Prison

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

According to District Attorney David Foley, Jonathan Davis, 26, of Pike Street, 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 in Dunkirk 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.

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Foley also announced the following pleas and sentences in Chautauqua County Court:

Jason D. Johnson, 27, of Jamestown, was sentenced to a determinate sentence of five years in state prison plus two years post-release supervision for attempted third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Anthony W. Cunningham, 35, of Jamestown, was sentenced to 1 1/2 years determinate in state prison plus 1 1/2 years post-release supervision for fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.