NIAGARA FALLS – A man being pursued by police who was wanted on a warrant for robbery jumped out of a second-story window early Thursday trying to evade capture, according to a city police report.
Tywaun L. Barnes, 35, was spotted by an officer driving by as he was walking on the 1900 block of Pine Avenue at about 1:40 a.m. Barnes turned onto 20th Street and began to run when the officer turned around and headed down 20th Street, according to the police report.
Barnes ran into a home on the 700 block of 20th Street and locked the door behind him, police said. Several officers who arrived at the scene were given access to the building by a tenant who told police Barnes may be up to the vacant third floor.
As police went up the stairs, Barnes jumped head-first through the screens of a second-story window. He landed on his feet but was taken into custody, according to the report.
Barnes, of Whitney Avenue in the Falls, was taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to be evaluated for possible injuries. He was charged with resisting arrest. Two other charges were pending: second-degree criminal tresspass and fourth-degree criminal mischief.