John Halacy appears in Rensselaer City Court, arrested on Albany warrant
Photo: John Halacy
RENSSELAER, N.Y. – A former rape suspect that had the charges
dropped because of a paperwork mistake appeared in Rensselaer City Court
Wednesday morning only to be arrested on an Albany County warrant for a felony
Burglary charge in Colonie.
John Halacy, 24, appeared in Rensselaer City Court to face misdemeanor charges of
second-degree Attempted Rape, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Unlawful
Imprisonment. The Rensselaer County District Attorney's office seeks to move a
case before a grand jury.
During the proceedings, Halacy was arrested at Rensselaer City
Court on an Albany County Court warrant for felony Burglary charge in Colonie.
He was transported to Colonie Police Department for processing.
The case did not proceed in court because Halacy did not have
representation. He was taken to Albany County Jail, without bail.
Two co-defendants, Halacy's brother Raymond M. Halacy, 19, and
Andre Beverly, 18, were also indicted and were taken into custody this morning
by US Marshalls in Broward County Florida. They are being held, pending
extradition, to face Burglary charges.
These arrests stem from an investigation into a residential
burglary on Haswell Road on Thanksgiving Day. Just last week, Colonie
Police executed a warrant at Halacy's apartment, discovering
some of the stolen items, totaling nearly $10,000.
Lieutenant Robert Winn of the Colonie Police Department said Halacy
is accused of stealing "Some electrical devices, computers, video games, TV, a
large screen TV and some guitars."
A few hours later Halacy arrived at the Albany County
Jail, Lt. Robert Winn says Halacy's brother and another person were arrested in
Florida and also charged with burglary.
"The vehicle that was registered to Raymond Halacy was
seen in the area on that day, as well as when we recovered the stolen property,"
said Winn "The people who sold it helped lead us to where the arrests are
Halacy was previously arrested in February after detectives
determined he had been sexually abusing a 13-year-old and 14-year-old female in
the city of Rensselaer between December 1, 2012 and February 8, 2013. Police
also believe Halacy supplied the girls with prescription drugs.
Halacy, 24, walked free in November due to a paperwork error after
facing 19 felony charges, including Rape. The teenage victims and their
family members were outraged over the mistake.
Rensselaer County District Attorney Richard McNally previously
stated he takes full responsibility for the paperwork mishap and he apologizes
to the victims and their families. However, when asked by NEWS10 ABC to speak
on camera about the paperwork mistake, he has refused.
On Tuesday, Homeland Security confirmed a search was conducted at
Halacy's Rensselaer city apartment. Officials have not commented on the nature
of the warrant, but a number of boxes were removed from the home.
Halacy was placed in the back of a Rensselaer police car as the
search warrant was executed at his 2nd Street apartment. He was later taken to
the Rensselaer Police Department where Homeland Security Officers continued
Detective Scott Earing, with the Rensselaer Police, said the
department has nothing to do with this investigation and that Homeland Security
Officers are just using their building.
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