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Man already in jail for two Brooklyn break-ins busted for East Village home invasion committed just two days after his release from custody with jail-free sentence


A Louisiana man already behind bars for two sexually-motivated Brooklyn break-ins was rearrested for an East Village home invasion — committed just days after he had been given a jail-free sentence for a string of earlier burglaries.

Tyler Lockett, 22, was arraigned in Manhattan Supreme Court Tuesday to face charges he followed a 21-year-old woman to her home on E. 12th St. near Avenue A around 1:45 a.m. on July 26. Once inside her apartment, Lockett pushed her to the ground and covered her mouth to silence her, police said.

The ruckus woke up her roommate and Lockett fled the scene, cops said. Surveillance video captured him stalking the victim on the street.

The incident happened three days after Lockett was sprung from custody in Brooklyn after copping to three counts of third-degree burglary, Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Mimi Mairs said Tuesday. Lockett, who’d been arrested in January, was released to begin an alternative-to-incarceration program that would have reduced his charges.

On July 28, he attacked a woman on the street at Bushwick and Montrose Aves, police said. He punched her in the face, pulled her shirt down and ran off with her cellphone, court papers say.

He choked another woman unconscious on Powers St. on Aug. 2, authorities charged. She woke up on her bed as he was trying to rip her pants off — then asked if she wanted him to use a condom before fleeing with her wallet.

Locket is being held on $250,000 bail on his latest rap and $200,000 bail for the two Brooklyn incidents.