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Jamestown man jumps out window to elude police

JAMESTOWN - A man who jumped out a window when police came to his door faces a dozen charges after he was apprehended with the help of a K-9 unit.

Police on Wednesday conducted a warrant check shortly after 10 p.m. at 35 Barrows St. for Devon R. Cottom. The 33-year-old lept from the window and ran from the scene, according to Jamestown police.

The K-9, named Mitchell, caught up with Cottom as he tried to jump over a fence, but Cottom was able to get free and keep running. He surrendered to the K-9 unit roughly a block away from the home, between Water and Allen streets, police said.

Authorities charged Cottom with second-degree obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, three counts of child endangerment, three counts of an aggravated family offense, two counts of second-degree criminal contempt and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Police transported him to the city jail pending his arraignment.

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