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City Man Held On Robbery And Assault Charges

Kevin T. Klemens

A city man who reportedly held a woman at knifepoint is being held on robbery and assault charges.

Jamestown police took 30-year-old Kevin T. Klemens into custody Tuesday after being called around 7:30 a.m. to a Barrows Street apartment for a report of a person with a knife. Upon arrival, officers found a woman with a laceration to her right hand.

The woman told police that Klemens had left and was heading toward Hazzard Street. Moments later, the city man was located, Jamestown police said in a news release.

“Upon further investigation, the female victim was (found to have been) held at knife point while the suspect took multiple items belonging to the victim and left the residence,” JPD said.

The woman suffered minor injuries and declined medical treatment.

Klemens is facing charges of first-degree robbery, fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree assault, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. He was scheduled to be arraigned in Jamestown City Court.

In August, Klemens was charged with petit larceny after police said he, while a groomsman in a wedding, allegedly stole cards from the newlyweds that contained gifts. His case was adjourned for further proceedings last week, online court records indicate.

He pleaded guilty in February to a charge of second-degree harassment for an incident that took place in December 2018.

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