Los Angeles Woman Sentenced for Residential Burglaries

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Joy Williams (DOB 04/15/1988), of Los Angeles, was sentenced to 20 years 8 months in prison by Judge Bruce Young. On October 24, 2018, Williams pled guilty to three counts of first-degree residential burglary and one count of attempted first-degree residential burglary that occurred in 2014 and 2015. In addition, Williams admitted special allegations, including that she committed one of the burglaries for the benefit of and in association with a criminal street gang.

Between December 25, 2014, and April 7, 2015, Williams, along with co-defendants Michael Bishop (DOB 11/19/1990), of Los Angeles, and Rodrick Brumfield (DOB 06/03/1985), of Los Angeles, committed a series of residential burglaries in Camarillo, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, and Westlake Village. The mode of entry was similar in each crime as they broke rear sliding doors or windows to gain access. In some cases, the victims were present in their homes as the crimes occurred. Possessions stolen from the victims included jewelry, electronics, family heirlooms, and other irreplaceable items.  Bishop and Brumfield were previously sentenced.


The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office is the public prosecutor for the county’s 850,000 residents. The office employs approximately 280 employees including attorneys, investigators, victim advocates, and other professional support staff who strive to seek justice, ensure public safety, and protect the rights of crime victims.

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