Halacy pleaded not guilty to burglary

Posted at: 12/12/2013 10:54 AM
Updated at: 12/12/2013 12:27 PM
By: WNYT Staff

John Halacy pleaded not guilty to burglary.
John Halacy pleaded not guilty to burglary.
Photo: File / WNYT

John Halacy
John Halacy
Photo: Colonie Police Department

ALBANY - The Rensselaer man who escaped felony rape charges last month on a technicality, was back in court for the third time in two days.

John Halacy faced a judge in Albany County in a separate case where he's accused of burglary.

Halacy was arraigned on second degree burglary.

He pleaded not guilty and was sent right back to Albany County jail.

This follows an entire day of court appearances for the 24 year-old Rensselear man yesterday.

He was in Rensselaer City Court for attempted rape.

The most serious charges against him in that case, including second degree felony rape, were dropped last month after the Rensseleaer County D.A. missed a filing deadline.

That case could go to a grand jury.

Halacy was then arrested right outside Rensselaer City Court by Colonie Police on the burglary charge.

Police say Halacy along with his brother Raymond Halacy and an associate Adre Beverly broke into a home in Colonie on Thanksgiving Day.

They're accused of stealing more than $10,000 dollars worth of electronics, including TVs, game consoles and guitars.

Halacy's brother and Beverly were arrested in Florida on Wednesday.