Cuba Police and state police attempted to take Giovanni Salmonson into custody after they say he attacked the woman outside the courthouse, but he ran into a wooded area. The state police K-9 officer lost his trail in a creek bed.
Authorities believe he is still in the Cuba and Olean area. He is considered armed and dangerous and is wanted on a felony warrant for intimidation of a witness and criminal obstruction of breathing.
The woman, who is a witness in a case against him, wasn’t hurt.