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Sacramento jury convicts two men of firearms offenses in vehicle pursuit

Two men with gang affiliations have been convicted of firearms offenses related to a 2013 police pursuit in Sacramento.

A Sacramento County jury on Friday convicted Isaiah Thompson, 33, of being a felon in possession of a firearm and delaying a peace officer, and Michael Lark, 39, of felony evading and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Lark and Thompson are validated members of the Oak Park Bloods, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release. On Oct. 2, 2013, Lark was driving and Thompson was a passenger in a car that led police on an approximately 10-mile pursuit at speeds up to 90 mph on surface streets, authorities said. During the chase, a firearm was thrown from the vehicle and recovered by the Sacramento Police Department.

The pursuit ended when Lark lost control of the car and collided with another vehicle. After the collision, both Lark and Thomspon tried to run away but were apprehended.

Both men are to be sentenced March 6 before Sacramento Superior Court Judge Delbert Oros.

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