DUNKIRK – A Dunkirk man who is a fugitive from parole charges linked to a Tioga County burglary was arrested shortly after an elderly man foiled his attempt to steal his wallet in the the Family Dollar Store, 168 E. Fourth Street, about 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
The suspect, Jonathan G. Davis, 25, of Pike Street, was tackled by Capt. Kenneth A. Kaus, who was threatened with a knife, police said. Police also found crack cocaine in his pants pocket and later learned he was the subject of a Tioga County parole warrant.
Davis also had been arrested earlier in the day, on charges in a home invasion on South Roberts Road aout 8:15 a.m. Police said he forced his way into the home at knifepoint but left without injuring the homeowner.
Davis is being held on charges including first-degree robbery, burglary, harassment, second-degree attempted robbery, second-degree assault, menacing a police officer, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Dunkirk Judge Walter Drag ordered him held without bail