SCHENECTADY – A city man attempted to rob someone of a backpack last week while waving a machete, authorities said.
Adebaye K. Lindsey, 32, of McClellan Street, was arrested last Wednesday and charged with one count each of first-degree attempted robbery, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree attempted assault, felonies.
Lindsey is accused of attempting to rob the victim of the backpack just after 3 p.m. July 28 in the area of State and Hulett streets, according to allegations filed in court.
He is accused of attempting to slash the victim during the attempted robbery, according to the allegations.
Police took him into custody near the corner of Becker and McClellan streets, they said.
The weapons count was increased to a felony as Lindsey was convicted of a crime in 2015. Newspaper records indicate Lindsey was convicted in connection to a September 2014 stabbing after an argument. He was convicted of attempted assault and attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance and sentenced to 2 to 4 years in prison, records show.
Lindsey also faces in connection with last week’s case second-degree menacing and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanors.
In the controlled substance charge, Lindsey is accused of possessing multiple pills inside a plastic bag that tested positive for the presence of fentanyl.
Lindsey was arraigned and ordered held on $10,000 bail. He remained at the Schenectady County Jail Tuesday.