A Paia man has been sentenced to a 10-year prison term for beating a man while burglarizing his Huelo home five years ago.
At his sentencing Nov. 26, Gavin Galacia, 34, also was ordered to serve five-year prison terms for three counts of sexually assaulting a girl in 2009.
He will serve the prison terms at the same time as his federal prison sentence of six years and two months for firearms charges.
Galacia, who is incarcerated at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Complex in Texas, appeared by teleconference for his 2nd Circuit Court hearing last month.
He pleaded no contest to first-degree burglary and first-degree assault for the break-in the night of Sept. 24, 2007, at a residence on Door of Faith Road.
Police said Galacia and two 17-year-old boys went to the home to steal, knowing that marijuana was being grown on the property. Resident Donald Regalmuto shot Galacia, then Regalmuto was beaten with a statue, according to police.
Afterward, both men were hospitalized. Police reported finding 107 marijuana plants with root systems and 72 marijuana clones without root systems at the residence.
Galacia also pleaded no contest to three counts of third-degree sexual assault, second-degree terroristic threatening and fourth-degree sexual assault of a child.
Second Circuit Judge Rhonda Loo sentenced Galacia, who was ordered to register as a sex offender and to have no contact with Regalmuto and the girl.
In Galacia's federal case, court records show he was sentenced in May to the prison term of six years and two months, with three years of supervised release. Galacia pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and knowingly possessing a firearm on Sept. 22, 2011.
The Mossberg 500C 20-gauge shotgun had its manufacturer's serial number obliterated, according to the indictment against Galacia.
He has prior convictions for crimes including second-degree assault and unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, according to court records.
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