Man Sentenced For Threatening A Police Officer With A Knife

MAYVILLE, NY (WNY News Now) – A 37-year-old man will spend four years in state prison after he was sentenced on felony charges this week for threatening a police officer with a knife in Chautauqua County. 

The Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office says Juan Resto was previously convicted of first-degree menacing a police officer, a class d violent felony. 

Resto was accused of pulling out a knife and threatening to stab a Dunkirk Police officer in September 2021.  

He was sentenced by the Judge David Foley to four years in state prison, plus four-year post-release supervision. This conviction is the result of a plea in July. 

With the sentencing, DA Jason Schmidt said he wants to make it clear that threatening behavior towards law enforcement will not be tolerated. 


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