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Valencia man to stand trial in BB gun shooting

Posted: August 21, 2014 5:25 p.m.
Updated: August 21, 2014 5:25 p.m.

A Valencia man has been ordered to stand trial on a charge he shot a woman in the eye with a BB gun during a road rage incident in May. a District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman said Thursday.

Cory Allen Flenory, 28, was held to answer in San Fernando Superior Court to charges of mayhem, vandalism causing damage of more than $400 and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, spokeswoman Shiara Dávila-Morales said.

He is scheduled to return to court Tuesday for arraignment on the felony charges.

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.

The Tulare case also includes one count of injuring a spouse for an unrelated incident on May 5. That incident also involved a BB gun, D.A. officials said.

In the Santa Clarita Valley case, Flenory allegedly shot one victim in the eye May 17 after a confrontation over a collision in a Walmart parking lot in Stevenson Ranch.

The victim, a photographer, suffered permanent damage to 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, said sheriff’s Deputy Josh 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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Unreal: Posted: August 22, 2014 11:36 a.m.

We should not be sending anyone to prison for life because of running around like an idiot with a BB gun. Someone did get hurt though so he does need to answer for that. He needs to do a couple years in jail and then be followed up with a long probation period.

Baddog1: Posted: August 22, 2014 12:18 p.m.

Unreal, what do you think the opinion is from the woman who was shot in the eye?

Unreal: Posted: August 22, 2014 1:50 p.m.

There are people who commit rape and murder who don't get life.

17trillion: Posted: August 22, 2014 2:12 p.m.

Unreal, have you lost your mind? Did you ever have one? Did you note his rap sheet and the fact that a person will have permanent eye damage? The fact that rapists don't get life is irrelevant, not to mention wrong. This guy is POS and should rot in jail for what he did, not to mention what he's done in the past.

If I were to bash you in the head with a board and put you in a comma, should I just get a couple years and long probation simply because I'm an idiot running around with a board?

Mermie: Posted: August 22, 2014 2:16 p.m.

With his prior history and the aggression at the police... that young man needs some time to reflect and take some anger management classes. This isn't only about this incident. There is a pattern. The problem is if he goes to prison... he'll come out even angrier.

johnnyrock: Posted: August 22, 2014 3:34 p.m.

He got what he deserved. Shouldn't be shooting any kind of gun at anyone. He needs anger management or brain get a brain that actually works.

DMeyer: Posted: August 22, 2014 3:36 p.m.

This POS has already done significant time in prison for his last "mistake". How many chances do people want to give him the opportunity to hurt others?

Next time he won't have a BB gun, he'll have the real deal. Then guess what happens.

Lock him up throw away the key, he had his chance to reform his ways....he doesn't want to.

Rocketeer: Posted: August 22, 2014 3:41 p.m.

So, let me see if I can follow Unreal's logic: "We shouldn't punish this criminal because we have failed to punish other criminals."

I don't see what the big deal is about "multiple life terms." He'll serve a few months and then Jerry Brown will put him right back on the streets because of "overcrowding." So, thanks to the Sacramento Democrats, Unreal will get exactly what she wants.

Unreal: Posted: August 22, 2014 3:58 p.m.

He committed a crime almost 10 years ago and since then I don't see other charges so he must have been "keeping his nose clean" so to speak.

He seems to have learned a lesson from his time in jail as in 9 years he has not been accused of robbing or stealing. He has not murdered, raped. He is not a child molester.

It looks like he got his hands on a BB gun and ran around like a fool with it for a couple days. I think he only wanted to hit the window of the car with the BB and didn't mean to hit the women. This was after the other driver started the argument with him, not the other way around like the story makes it sound. He did however cause an injury and should have to spend time in jail for that. Also pay restitution to the women he hurt.

Mermie is right about anger management classes. I would add maybe testing for drugs as this may also be causing some of the behavior issues we see.

As far as the cop car window, it seems lots of people do that when in the back of the patrol car. I don't really care about that. Cops have a way of pissing off people when they arrest them.

I stand by a couple years in jail, 3 to 5 years’ probation (including drug testing), and restitution for the women whose eye he injured.

He is an idiot with a BB gun who needs a time out.

Baddog1: Posted: August 22, 2014 4:33 p.m.

Is your mom Lois?

DMeyer: Posted: August 22, 2014 4:54 p.m.

"He committed a crime almost 10 years ago and since then I don't see other charges so he must have been "keeping his nose clean" so to speak."

Yeah, and for most of those 10 years he was incarcerated for those crimes....that's why he kept his nose clean! So to speak.

"He seems to have learned a lesson from his time in jail"

Uh, no! Now that he was released he is back at committing more crimes and hurting more people.

Prison time is the only thing that will keep this guy under wraps, send him back for a long time. Maybe when he gets out many, many years from now he'll finally get it. The first stint being locked up obviously did not send the message.

Baddog1: Posted: August 22, 2014 5:26 p.m.

Sorry Lois.

Unreal: Posted: August 22, 2014 5:31 p.m.

DMeyer: Where does it say that he was in prison for almost 10 years?
Are you just making that up?

I don't think most of you give thought to how long a year in jail really is.
What were you doing last year at this time? 5 years ago, 10? That is a huge chuck of someones life. We through around numbers like 5, 10 years, like it is nothing. That is one of the reasons there are hearings going on now to lower sentences for many crimes as they have crept up in recent years.

We can't sustain the prison system if we keep handing out decades long sentences. The ratio of prisoners to free citizens in the USA is way out of whack.

You members of the "hang um high" posse are going to have to cool down because I am not paying anymore in taxes to incarcerate all those you have decided are unredeemable. You pony up the cash.

AdamTwelve: Posted: August 22, 2014 7:11 p.m.

I agree with Unreal, do not send this guy back to prison,

instead parole him out to Unreal, house arrest, and Unreal can rehabilitate him herself, hug him all she wants.

Construct a wired fence with concertina wire at the bottom and top, allow Unreal to exit and enter her abode, but ensure the POS stays.

And we can follow this hug-a-thug logic to its entirety.


missyJk: Posted: August 22, 2014 8:21 p.m.

dont we still have the 3 strikes law? sounds to me like he qualifies lets see... 2005 felony conviction in Tulare for carjacking, robbery and assault with a deadly count of injuring a spouse for an unrelated incident on May 5..charges of mayhem, vandalism causing damage of more than $400 and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, sound like a 3 striker to me...

DMeyer: Posted: August 22, 2014 8:51 p.m.

Good point AdamTwelve, Unreal can pony up the cash to keep this turd at her house instead of in prison. She can pony up all the cash to pay his restitution to all of the future victims he violates too.

lmjenki: Posted: August 23, 2014 1:13 p.m.

Some people should not be on the street. This guy was busted for carjacking, which is a serious violent offense and one assumes, spent some considerable time in the slammer for it. He apparently didn't learn his lesson.

That was one of his wake up calls.

It is supposition to assume that "he kept his nose clean" between then and now. Not getting caught is not in and of itself evidence of innocence.
Your pathetic excuses and assumptions reveal you to have no rational arguments, but lots of anti police and anti authority bias.

He is now accused of attacking and severely injuring an innocent woman, and it really doesn't matter if he used a BB gun or a machete, he injured her with intent. In both cases, the accused used a BB gun during the crime. Assault with a deadly weapon. Verbal arguments are not a valid cause for violent behavior, and deliberately shooting at a person is assault with a deadly weapon. He had to possess the gun, have it with him in the car, pick it up, cock it, aim it, and shoot it. Not an accident.

Does this constitute a pattern of behavior? Yes it does.

Not being able to sustain our prison system doesn't mean giving violent criminals mulligans and do overs. Perhaps if he had shot you in the eye, or carjacked your car, you might be inclined to feel differently about him? Oh but he didn't mean to, right? It was all a misunderstanding, and the patrol car window? Well, everyone does that and the cops MUST have really irritated him, (probably by arresting him).

You are an apologist for criminal behavior and, yes, you will pay taxes, just like the rest of us to keep scum like this in prison for as long as is necessary, because some people, contrary to your position, don't deserve to be free, because they suck as people.
The crime rate in this country has been steadily declining for years; one can make the connection that maybe it's because a whole lot of the bad guys are doing time.

I agree with AdamTwelve. You look after him and turn this poor baby around on your dime. He just needs a shoulder to cry on and understanding is all.

UNREAL really needs to get out more. While I don't wish harm on anyone, UNREAL seems to have blithely sailed through life to this point, blissfully unaware of what it feels like to be a victim of crime, to be violated by those whose callous indifference has the potential to ruin innocent people's lives.

Unreal: Posted: August 25, 2014 10:04 a.m.

The crime from almost 10 years ago my well be a strike and he should have spent time in jail for it.

The charges for hitting his girlfriend with a BB will either be dropped by her or will be reduced to a misdemeanor in a plea deal.

As for kicking out the car window on the sheriffs car they can charge it however they want but it will not be considered a "violent" crime that can count as a strike. Also the new changes to the 3 strikes law say that only one strike per incident can be applied.

The only charge that COULD be considered a strike would be the charge of shooting at the car and hitting the woman in the eye. If it ever goes to trial, I am betting no strike will be given for this either since the intent to injure her is just not there. He was angry at the man driving and tried to shoot out a window not hit someone in the eye.

I never said he should go free. He should pay for his crimes.
I Think he should go to jail for a couple years. He should have to pay restitution. He should be on probation after getting out of jail for 3-5 years. He should have mandatory anger management classes and drug testing
for the entire probation time.

johnnyrock: Posted: August 25, 2014 3:13 p.m.

throw away the key.

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