Two men who broke into a Montecito home in the summer of 2018 were convicted this week of multiple gang-related burglaries and committing a home-invasion robbery.
Adolph Washington Jr., 28, and Davion Jones, 35, will be sentenced April 6.
The two were arrested on July 18, 2018, after they broke into the home occupied by a Montecito woman.
The woman was sleeping when she was awakened by a loud knock on the front door. She immediately called 9-1-1 and hid in a closet. While she was hiding, three people broke inside, ransacked the home, kicked in the bedroom door, and found the woman in the closet.
At that time, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the home, but Washington, Jones and a juvenile fled out the back door.
Authorities chased the men and found a loaded firearm and clothing in a creek behind the victim’s residence. They also found Washington and the juvenile, and arrested them.
The next day, a man told authorities that he was carjacked on Coast Village Road in Santa Barbara. Police officers tracked down the car and sheriff’s deputies identified the driver as Jones.
After the arrests, sheriff’s deputies found a car that the suspects used to travel from Compton to Santa Barbara and Goleta, where the the trio apparently committed other crimes.
Washington Jr. and Jones 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 also was convicted of carjacking, auto burglary and giving false information to a police officer.
Judge Brian Hill found that the crimes were committed in association with the Original Front Hood Compton Crips gang.
A booking photo of Jones was not available.