BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) — A Jamestown man was arrested Saturday night after he threatened a child with a broom and attempted to fight the child, Jamestown Police said.
Rudy J. Damonti III, 41, was charged with threats, child endangerment and molestation and criminal weapons possession. Officers said they found Damonti around 7 p.m. outside the Jamestown Police Station at E 2nd Street and Spring Street, “threatening harm to a teenage victim.”
An investigation revealed that Damonti had threatened the child with a broomstick “while brandishing it menacingly,” police said. Around the time police arrived at the scene, Damonti dropped the broom and attempted to physically engage with the child. Officers intervened before Damonti could fight the child.
After being arrested on charges of threatening, endangering a child’s well-being and molestation, officers determined that Damonti had previously been convicted of a felony and added criminal weapons possession charges.
Damonti is being held in Jamestown City Jail pending trial.
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