Albany man gets 8 years for home invasion

ALBANY – An Albany man was sentenced on Tuesday to 8 years in prison for a home invasion.

Earlquan Emanuel, 25, had pleaded guilty in Albany County Court in July to felony counts of burglary, attempted burglary and robbery for the Dec. 23, 2022 crime.

Emmanuel unlawfully entered a residence in the area of 580 Myrtle Ave. and forcibly stole property while displaying a firearm, according to a news release from the Albany County District Attorney’s Office.

In addition, there were orders of protection issued.

Judge Thomas Marcelle acknowledged that Emmanuel had a difficult childhood.

“It wasn’t easy, but that can’t be a crutch anymore, or an excuse. You have potential. You shouldn’t be wasting it in state prison. … Use your mental abilities, and your IQ, and your intelligence for good. Make something. Don’t wind up like your father,” he said in a statement.

Assistant District Attorney Stephen Lydon prosecuted the case.