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Two men convicted of Sacramento home burglaries

Two men were convicted Thursday in a case involving residential burglaries in Sacramento’s South Land Park and Pocket areas.

A jury convicted Palmer Beverly, 31, of three counts of residential burglary and two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release. Antoine Fulbright, also 31, was convicted of one count of residential burglary.

Between Sept. 8 and Sept. 17, 2015, three burglaries occurred in the South Land Park and Pocket areas. Witnesses obtained a partial license plate number, which was tracked to a Rancho Cordova address and led to Beverly’s arrest. During a search of that residence, authorities found property from all three burglaries, along with two firearms. Fulbright was arrested when he was found near the residence with some of the stolen property in his possession.

Shoe prints from the site of one of the burglaries matched the shoes that Beverly and Fulbrigiht were wearing the day they were arrested, authorities said.

Beverly’s criminal history includes two prior strikes under California’s “three strikes” law for residential burglary, receiving stolen property, grand theft from a person and possessing a knife while incarcerated, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Fulbright’s criminal history includes two prior strikes for residential burglary and robbery, second-degree burglary, vandalism and possession of a controlled substance.

Both men are to be sentenced Oct. 14 before Sacramento Superior Court Judge Marjorie Koller.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy