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Police: Schenectady officer injured in chase expected back Wed.; Injury to head required six staples to close

A police officer watches over a car on the sidewalk Sept. 29 near the intersection of Schenectady and Hamilton streets.
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A police officer watches over a car on the sidewalk Sept. 29 near the intersection of Schenectady and Hamilton streets.

SCHENECTADY – A city police officer injured in a chase and arrest last week is expected back on light duty Wednesday after she suffered an injury to her head that required six staples to close, police said.

Officer Sarah Macdonald suffered the injury Sept. 29 while trying to arrest a man who had just been involved in a car and foot chase through Hamilton Hill, authorities said.

She has been out since the incident, but is expected back on light duty Wednesday, police spokesman Officer Pat Irwin said Tuesday.

Charged in the incident was William S. Bonds, 43, of Eleanor Street, Schenectady. He faces three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and one count of second-degree assault, all felonies.

The incident began just before 10 a.m. Sept. 29 at the corner of Lafayette and State streets. Officers attempted to pull Bonds over there, but he drove off and into Hamilton Hill, police said.

The driver abandoned the vehicle near the intersection of Schenectady and Hamilton streets and took off on foot. Officers caught up with him nearby in the 400 block of Paige Street.

Police say Bonds also possessed amounts of cocaine, crack cocaine and Fentanyl.

Bonds was arraigned and ordered held without bail on a parole warrant.

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