K-9 Unit Helps Police In Arrest Of City Man

Devon R. Cottom

The Jamestown Police Department’s K-9 Unit helped apprehend a suspect who fled during a warrant check Wednesday.

Police at 10 p.m. went to 35 Barrows St. for a felony warrant check on 33-year-old Devon R. Cottom. Upon arrival, Cottom was observed by the K-9 unit open a window in the back of the property and jumped out.

Cottom reportedly fled on foot and refused commands by the K-9 unit to stop. The unit’s dog, K-9 Mitchell, was deployed and apprehended Cottom, who was attempting to hop over a fence.

Cottom was able to free himself and continued to run, police said Thursday.

Following a short foot pursuit, Cottom surrendered to police between Water and Allen streets.

He was taken into custody and charged with second-degree obstructing government administration, resisting arrest, three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, aggravated family offense, two counts of second-degree criminal contempt and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Cottom was transported to Jamestown City Jail and was awaiting arraignment.