Jurors today found a Lompoc gang member guilty of the 2007 shooting death of a Lompoc resident.
Charles Alonzo Owens, 26, of Lompoc, was found guilty of all charges and enhancements, including first-degree murder committed for criminal street gang purposes and the special allegation of intentionally using a firearm.
Owens was also found guilty of corporal injury to a cohabitant, attempted forcible oral copulation, forcible sodomy, forcible rape and witness intimidation committed for criminal street gang purposes.
He was charged with the June 11, 2007 murder of Michael Spradling.
Spradling was shot in an alley just outside his home around 11 p.m. He died two days later from the gunshot wounds.
Owens, a known Lompoc gang member, was arrested for the murder more than four years after the fatal shooting, which was considered a cold case by police, while he was in custody at County Jail for a parole violation.
Owens' girlfriend came forward to disclose the physical, mental, and sexual abuse she suffered during their 8-month relationship in 2011. In May 2012, Owens was charged with corporal injury on a cohabitant, forcible rape, forcible sodomy, attempted forcible oral copulation, and intimidation of a witness in furtherance of a criminal street gang.
The cases were consolidated and the jury trial began on Oct. 21.