Suspect Arrested in Jamestown After Striking Patrol Car

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(WNY News Now) – A 31-year-old Jamestown resident was taken into custody on October 7, 2023, following a street check by officers of the Jamestown Police Department. James faced multiple charges, including resisting arrest and striking a patrol car during a brief pursuit.

Jamestown – At approximately 11:30 AM on October 7th, officers from the Jamestown Police Department’s 1st platoon attempted to conduct a street check on Joseph L. James near the intersection of W 6th St and Washington St. James was the subject of a confirmed felony arrest warrant issued by the City of Jamestown.

Ignoring verbal commands from the officers, James allegedly attempted to flee on his bicycle, leading them on a short pursuit. During the escape, James collided with the side of a marked patrol car a few blocks away. He was subsequently apprehended without further incident.

Upon his arrest, James faced additional charges, including Criminal Mischief 4th, Resisting Arrest, and multiple Uniform Traffic Tickets, in addition to the existing felony arrest warrant.

He is currently held in custody, pending arraignment at Jamestown City Court.

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