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Man held for trial in BB gun shooting incident

Posted: August 12, 2014 3:41 p.m.
Updated: August 12, 2014 3:41 p.m.

A Valencia man arrested in May on suspicion he wounded a woman in her eye during a road rage incident has been ordered to stand trial on the charges filed against him.

Cory Allen Flenory, 28, appeared for a preliminary hearing Tuesday in San Fernando Superior Court on charges of mayhem, vandalism causing damage of more than $400 and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, District Attorney’s Office spokesman Ricardo Santiago said.

Preliminary hearings allow prosecutors to present evidence, after which a judge decides whether the case should go to trial.

The case against Flenory began Tuesday morning and was over by noon.

“He was held to answer on those charges,” Santiago said.

Deputy District Attorney Guy Shirley reduced the vandalism charge from a felony to a misdemeanor, the spokesman added.

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

The felony complaint filed against him 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, Flenory 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. 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, officials 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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Unreal: Posted: August 13, 2014 11:21 a.m.

I am not a fan of this guy but:

The other party (the woman's partner) was the one who was mad and started the confrontation over a parking space.

The BB was shot at the CAR as they left. He probably hoped to hit a window. Stupid, but the intent was not to hit someone in the eye.

Since when is a BB gun a "deadly weapon"? Have there ever been deaths from a BB gun? Maybe some bizarre instance somewhere I guess. The kids in SCV on my street used to run up and down the street with their air soft guns and shoot each other. We did have a couple windows hurt. A couple kids had some welts on their bodies, but no blood or deaths. They were having fun. I just searched online and can't find an instance where anyone has ever been killed with a Air Soft BB Gun.

This needs a judge or a jury with some common sense. Maybe a couple years at the most since the woman did get injured!

DMeyer: Posted: August 13, 2014 11:27 a.m.


You are the biggest fan this turd has. If in fact the woman was injured would you be ok if he got more than just a couple of years?

johnnyrock: Posted: August 13, 2014 7:16 p.m.

He got what he deserved. Where does it say just because someone pisses you off you can shoot at them with anything, BB gun or whatever. He should have sucked it up and drove away instead of losing his cool. He is a schmuck. My son was in elementary school and some kid several years older was shooting at him and my was wrong. So hopefully he will think before acting on his anger next time.

Rocketeer: Posted: August 14, 2014 2:40 a.m.

Yes, a BB gun is most definitely a "deadly weapon." Is it really THAT hard to type the words "BB Gun kill" into Google? Plenty of people have been killed by a BB gun.

But, I think this sums up the situation best:

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