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Valencia man accused of shooting woman in the eye with a BB gun due back in court

Posted: August 5, 2014 3:05 p.m.
Updated: August 5, 2014 3:05 p.m.

A Valencia man arrested in May on suspicion he wounded a woman in her eye during a road rage incident has been scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing on the charges filed against him.

Cory Allen Flenory, 28, appeared in San Fernando Superior Court July 31 on charges of mayhem, vandalism causing damage of more than $400 and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office spokesman Ricardo Santiago said today.

Flenory was ordered to appear back in court Friday and then again next Tuesday for his preliminary hearing, he said.

During that hearing, prosecutors will present evidence in the case, and the defense can respond, after which the judge will decide if the case should go to trial.

Prosecutors allege Flenory used a BB gun as a deadly weapon. They also say he has a 2005 felony conviction in Tulare for carjacking, robbery and assault with a deadly weapon, Deputy District Attorney Guy Shirley said in May.

The felony complaint filed against Flenory also includes one count of injuring a spouse for an unrelated incident on May 5. That incident also involved a BB gun, Santiago said.

On May 17, he allegedly shot one victim in the eye after a confrontation over a collision in a Walmart parking lot in Stevenson Ranch, Shirley said at the time of the arrest.

The victim, a photographer, suffered permanent damage to her eye, Santiago said in June.

She underwent emergency surgery to save her eye, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Dubin said. Surgeons at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center spent seven hours attending to the woman’s injury.

Deputies who arrested Flenory on May 19 used pepper spray to detain him after he allegedly kicked out the window of a sheriff’s car, Dubin said. He remains in custody with bail set at $1,275,000.

If convicted as charged, Flenory faces multiple life terms in state prison.
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