Defendants sentenced in Atascadero home invasion, robbery


Six defendants get five years, one gets nine

ATASCADERO — On Wednesday morning May 16, seven defendants were sentenced for criminal involvement in a home invasion robbery that occurred in Atascadero on Feb. 11, 2017.

The seven defendants between the ages of 27 and 48. Six of the defendants were sentenced to five years in state prison for two counts of home invasion robbery in concert with another person with an enhancement for being armed with a firearm. Those six were Carnell Damahn Bowden, 36, of San Bernadino; Tamone Terrill Thompson, 38, of Hayward; Michael Christopher Bowden, 33, of Long Beach; John August Cichosz, 37, of Oakley; Daniel Gonzalez, 48, of Antioch; and Treaveon Eric Lamar Falls, 27, of Long Beach.

The seventh defendant, Joseph Michael Perry, 36, of Antioch, has been sentenced to nine years and eight months in state prison for two counts of home invasion robbery in concert and an enhancement for personally carrying a handgun during the robbery.

“This prison sentence sends a loud and clear message to anyone coming into our community to commit crime: you are not welcome to commit your crimes in San Luis Obispo County,” said District Attorney Dan Dow. “We have zero tolerance and will vigorously prosecute serious and violent crimes like these to ensure our community is safe. I want to thank Atascadero Police Department and the Sheriff’s Office for their outstanding investigation that led to the arrest of these seven violent criminals.”  

These seven individuals entered an Atascadero residence at the 8400 block of San Gregorio Road and were masked and or hooded on Feb. 11, 2017. They tied up the inhabitants and held them at gunpoint. The individuals took, by use of physical force and fear, approximately $139,000 in cash and an estimated 885 pounds of marijuana from the residence. 

After the individuals fled the scene in two vehicles, they were contacted and apprehended by Atascadero Police Department officers. They were found with large amounts of marijuana, cash, and at least one firearm.

The Atascadero Police Department, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney Bureau of Investigations investigated the case. Deputy District Attorneys Kristy Imel and Nick Quincey prosecuted the case. The honorable Judge Craig van Rooyen of the Superior Court imposed the sentence.

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