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Halsey indicted for December burglaries

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Stephen Halsey, a man who lived as a fugitive in the Icetown area woods throughout December, has been indicted on burglary and other charges after being caught and arrested by law enforcement Jan. 5.

Halsey, 57, had eluded police since his parole from an Owensboro facility Dec. 1, where he was serving time for second-degree burglary and failure to comply with sex offender registration.

His extensive criminal history, including violence and sexual offenses, had officers adamant about his capture.

During his stay in the woods, Halsey had allegedly burglarized numerous homes for food and other items.

After the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office collected reports of the offenses, Halsey was indicted Feb. 3 for three separate cases.

Charges include failure to comply with sex offender registration — second or greater offense, three counts being a first-degree persistent felony offender for convictions dating back to the 1990s, five counts of second-degree burglary, one count of third-degree burglary, and third-degree criminal mischief.

Halsey’s bail was set at $50,000 cash, plus conditions, and he is set to be arraigned in court Feb. 18.