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Two men convicted of multiple gang-related burglaries in Montecito

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Posted at 5:34 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 21:06:27-04

Santa Barbara County's District Attorney announced Wednesday the conviction of two men who were accused of burglarizing multiple homes in Montecito following the January mudslides.

Joyce E. Dudley convicted Adolph Washington, 28, and Davion Jones, 35, on Monday, March 9 of multiple gang related residential burglaries and a home invasion robbery.

According to a press release, three suspects broke into a Montecito home the evening of July 18, 2018. The resident was home at the time, hid in a closet, and called 911.

When sheriff deputies arrived, they came across the suspects before they fled the scene, and one deputy believed one of them was armed with a loaded firearm.

After a long search two of the suspects were arrested, one being a juvenile and the other being Adolph Washington. The third suspect, Davion Jones, was arrested the next day following a report of a car burglary.

After further investigation Washington and Jones were determined to be Compton Crips gang members.

As a result of the Sherriff Department's investigative team and the prosecution of Senior DDA Kim Siegel and her team, both defendants were found guilty of home invasion robbery, two residential burglaries and street terrorism, in addition to crimes related to the possession of a firearm.

Jones was also convicted of carjacking, auto burglary and giving false information to a peace officer.

The DA's office also found that the crimes were committed in association with the Original Front Hood Compton Crips gang.

Their sentencing is scheduled for April 6.