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Man convicted of burglary

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A Madera Superior Court jury has convicted Jay Ogamba of Madera of residential burglary, a violent felony, felony possession of methamphetamine, and misdemeanor resisting arrest, according to county officials.

Deputy District Attorney Traci Wise introduced evidence at trial that during June of 2011,Ogamba, 33, entered a Madera home while a child and her mother were sleeping inside. The child awoke, observed Ogamba and dialed 911. Ogamba fled the house.

According to Wise, Madera police officers responded quickly and observedOgamba, who matched the description provided by the child, in a nearby alleyway. A foot chase ensued and Ogamba was tackled and arrested. The officers found a trail of discarded items along his escape path including property taken from the victims’ home, clothes and methamphetamine.

During the course of the trial, Ogamba pled guilty to other pending charges including felony transportation of methamphetamine; felony possession of bank cards, drivers licenses, library cards and a cell phone; and a misdemeanor count of giving a false name to a peace officer...


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