Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announced that 25 year old Dardrequez Haynes of Syracuse, will be arraigned this morning before Supreme Court Justice Christopher Burns on an indictment charging him with Robbery in the First Degree, two counts of Assault in the Second Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, Possession of Burglar Tools and three counts of Perjury in the First Degree.
It is alleged that on November 4, 2012, Haynes stabbed two security guards who tried to stop him from stealing merchandise from the Boulevard Mall Gap store. Haynes fled, but was eventually apprehended by the New York State Police one month later. It is further alleged that Haynes repeatedly lied, under oath, during his Grand Jury testimony. As alleged in the Special Information, Haynes is also a prior felon, having been previously convicted of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree.
If convicted of these crimes, Haynes faces a maximum prison sentence of 32 years.