Defendant Convicted of Charges Stemming from Series of Burglaries
DATE: June 5, 2023
CASE: Joshua McCray (Case #19FE017054)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Matthew Moore, Career Criminal Prosecution Unit
On June 2, 2023, Joshua McCray was convicted by a jury of two counts of home invasion robbery, attempted home invasion robbery, seven counts of residential burglary and felon in possession of a firearm.
Between December 2018 and April 2019, Joshua McCray and other co-conspirators burglarized the homes of seven different victims. In three of the incidents, the victims were home at the time and McCray used force against them. In one of those incidents, McCray was armed with a handgun, which was never recovered. A lengthy and wide-ranging investigation by a Sacramento County Sheriff’s detective uncovered McCray’s role in the seven incidents. The investigation also revealed a total of six additional perpetrators. The seven perpetrators committed at least 20 separate incidents of residential burglary or robbery in Sacramento County, Placer County and El Dorado County. All seven perpetrators have either pled guilty or been found guilty at trial.
Allegations that McCray has three prior strike convictions for residential burglary will be determined at the sentencing hearing.
McCray faces a maximum sentence of 187 years to life in prison. Sentencing is set for July 14, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. in Department 30 before the Honorable Donald Currier.