A Jamestown man faces several charges following a domestic violence incident and a short pursuit that took place Tuesday morning.
Robert L. Dunlap, 23, was charged with second-degree burglary, endangering the welfare of a child, criminal obstruction of breathing, fourth-degree criminal mischief, resisting arrest, obstruction of governmental administration and several vehicle and traffic infractions at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday.
At approximately 9:40 a.m., officers from the Jamestown Police Department were dispatched to 1160 N. Main St. for a report of a domestic violence incident in progress. According to police, after interviewing the 21-year-old female victim it was determined that Dunlap had come to the home and was pounding on the door of the residence. After the victim refused to let Dunlap in, he allegedly kicked in the door to the residence. Once inside, Dunlap pushed the victim onto a bed where a 3-month-old child was laying. He pushed aside the baby so that he could hold the victim down while he choked her. Dunlap then left the area in a vehicle.
Dunlap was observed by patrol units a short distance from the incident location, at which point he led police on a short pursuit before pulling his vehicle over on West 18th Street. He then exited his vehicle and challenged officers before being taken into custody.
In addition to the charges Dunlap faces from the Tuesday incident, he was also served with a warrant for criminal obstruction of breathing from an incident which occurred on Monday at approximately 8 p.m.