Jamestown Parolee Back In Custody Following Sunday Standoff

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JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – A Jamestown man on parole for attempted murder and assault is back in custody following a dispute and subsequent police standoff on Sunday.

Officers with the Jamestown Police Department responded to the Cameo Apartments on East 5th Street around 10:30 a.m. for a person with a weapon.

Police said the suspect, later identified as Isaiah Pearsons, got into several altercations with tenants and the landlord of the building.

With a knife in hand, police say the 29-year-old locked himself inside of his apartment in an attempt to avoid arrest.

Following a brief standoff, Pearsons exited his apartment and was taken into custody after officers used a taser to subdue the suspect.

Pearsons, police report, is on parole in connection with a 2015 assault in Jamestown where he was convicted of attempted murder, assault and other violent charges.


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