The man who was freed on felony rape charges because of a paperwork mistake was in Albany County Court on un-related burglary charges Thursday. Our Megan Cruz has the story.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The man freed on felony rape charges appeared in court Thursday to reject a plea deal in connection to a burglary charge.
John Halacy, his brother, and their friend are all accused of breaking into a home in Colonie in November. According to police, they took several items including computers, video games, television, and guitars. All three men face second degree burglary charges.
The district attorney's office offered a deal for Halacy to plead guilty to attempted burglary. If he accepted, Halacy would have served five years in prison and waive his right to appeal. However, Halacy rejected the deal.
Halacy's brother, Raymond Halacy, and Andre Beverly were arrested in Florida. They are being extradited and could be arraigned as early as Friday.
In a separate case, Halacy was accused of raping two girls last winter. Those charges were downgraded to misdemeanors in November after a paperwork error in the district attorney's office. A judge adjourned that case in court.
The Rensselaer County District Attorney's office filed a notice saying the misdemeanor case may go before a grand jury.