Yolo Jury Convicts Felon for Possession of Assault Weapon

Press Release

(Woodland, CA) – February 17, 2015 - District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that on February 13, 2015, a Yolo County Jury convicted Christopher Allen Jones, 44, of Oakland of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of an assault weapon, possession of high capacity magazines and possession of ammunition as a felon.

On August 5, 2014, Davis Police officers executed a search warrant on 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. Jones had previously been convicted of a felony assault charge in the County of Alameda. The jury heard evidence from the officers who contacted Jones and a firearms expert regarding the characteristics of an assault weapon. 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 prior “strike” under California’s Three Strikes Law. The case was presided over by Judge Samuel T. McAdam, who will determine sentencing for this matter on March 27, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in Department 8 of the Yolo County Courthouse.