A Los Angeles area gang member arrested for the 2016, armed robbery at a Thousand Oaks jewelry store has pleaded guilty.
According to court records, 25-year-old Maurice Halley of Los Angeles, pleaded guilty last week to second-degree robbery and assault with a firearm.
He also admitted to special allegations of the personal and intentional discharge of a firearm and use of a firearm.
Haley was reportedly one of at least two robbery suspects who entered Albert's Jewelry Store in the Oak Brook Plaza shopping center in Thousand Oaks on the afternoon of April 12, 2016.
The authorities say Haley got involved in a shootout with a store employee and was wounded by the gunfire.
Ventura County Sheriff's Major Crimes detectives were able to use the DNA from Haley's blood that was found at the crime scene to identify him through the CODIS criminal database.
Three months later, Haley was located in Las Vegas and taken into custody.
Haley has been in the Ventura County Jail ever since and will remain there pending sentencing on January 9, 2019.
At the time of his arrest, the Sheriff's Department said that Haley is a documented Los Angeles gang member with prior robbery convictions.