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Yolo County jury convicts Oakland man of weapons charges

An Oakland man investigated by Davis police in connection with a stolen motorcycle has been found guilty of possessing an assault weapon and other weapons-related offenses.

Christopher Allen Jones, 44, was convicted Friday by a Yolo County jury of being a felon is possession of a firearm, possession of an assault weapon, possession of high-capacity magazines and possession of ammunition as a felon, according to a Yolo County District Attorney’s Office news release.

On Aug. 5, 2014, Davis police officers executed a search warrant at Jones’ residence as part of an investigation into his earlier possession of a stolen motorcycle. Inside his home, officers found an M-11 9MM assault weapon with ammunition and two high-capacity magazines, authorities said. Jones previously had been convicted of a felony assault charge in Alameda County.

The jury convicted Jones of the weapons-related charges but acquitted him of charges related to the stolen motorcycle.

The court also found that Jones had been previously convicted of a “strike” under California’s Three Strikes Law.

Jones is to be sentenced March 27 by Yolo County Superior Court Judge Samuel T. McAdam, who presided over the case.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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