He royally flushed his good luck.
The ex-con who was known as “lucky” by a decide when a theft cost towards him received dropped because of the new Manhattan district lawyer’s controversial, progressive insurance policies had a warrant put out for his arrest Friday after he ditched a court docket date in an unrelated Brooklyn case.
William Rolon, 43, had the great fortune of being freed with out bail on assault costs final year in a broomstick assault that left the sufferer’s tooth knocked out — though prosecutors requested that he be held on $5,000.
Friday’s warrant was issued towards Rolon — a beneficiary of the state’s much-maligned bail reform legal guidelines — by Judge Archana Rao, who beforehand reduce him slack when he additionally failed to seem Tuesday.
A front-page Post story this week revealed how Rolon was busted Saturday for allegedly utilizing a knife to threaten the supervisor of a Lower East Side drug retailer when she confronted him over the alleged theft of greater than $2,000 price of chilly medication and different objects.
Cops charged Rolon with first-degree theft however when he received to court docket that rely was lowered to petit larceny underneath phrases of the “Day One” memo that Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg issued on Jan. 3, his first full day in office.
During Rolon’s arraignment, Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Jay Weiner instructed him, “Based on your record, you would have faced a long period of time in jail if convicted.”
“I don’t know if anyone would ever feel lucky standing in front of me in a courtroom, but you might reasonably feel lucky today,” Weiner added.
Rolon has served two jail phrases for theft and tried theft, and in addition has 16 misdemeanor convictions.
Weiner, who granted Rolon supervised launch underneath phrases of the state’s bail reform legal guidelines, additionally warned him that “if you don’t go to [court in] Brooklyn…they will issue a warrant for your arrest.”
Meanwhile, it emerged Friday that an arrest warrant was additionally quietly issued towards Rolon in his Manhattan case the day earlier than.
decide issued that warrant as a result of Rolon didn’t adjust to unspecified phrases of his supervised launch, a spokesman for the state court docket system mentioned.
The Brooklyn Defender Service, which is representing Rolon within the assault case, declined to remark.
The Legal Aid Society, which is representing him in Manhattan, has repeatedly known as Rolon “a prime example of a person in need of treatment and resources, not incarceration.”
“Per the City’s own data, the overwhelming majority of New Yorkers on supervised release return for hearings and comply with the Court’s mandates through the entirety of a case,” Legal Aid spokesperson Redmond Haskins mentioned in an e-mail Friday.