Schenectady man convicted in burglary, machete threat

Prosecutors: He broke through 2 doors, later fought with police
Walter Cole.
Walter Cole.

SCHENECTADY — A Schenectady man broke down two doors while armed with a machete and threatened the resident with the weapon, a jury found Friday.

Walter Cole, 56, of 408 Bedford Road, was convicted of multiple counts, including first-degree burglary, the Schenectady County District Attorney’s Office said.

The jury found that Cole went to the Brandywine Avenue apartment with the machete July 1. He kicked down the front apartment door and then broke down an inner door to get to the victim, prosecutors said.

Cole fled the scene before police arrived, then fought with officers as they caught up with him at his residence, prosecutors said.

The case was prosecuted by Nicolaus Brooks-McDonald. Cole was represented by attorney Kyle Davis. Judge Kathleen Hogan presided.

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