Rio Vista Man Acquitted of Carjacking Mom’s Vehicle; Jury Convicts On Car Theft

Rio Vista Man Acquitted of Carjacking Mom’s Vehicle; Jury Convicts On Car Theft

A Solano County Court jury spent only three hours deliberating the fate of a Rio Vista man accused of carjacking and felony robbery charges that could have sent him to state prison for twelve years.

The verdict came quickly for Tyler T. Flannery, 31, after his attorney, Deputy Public Defender Nick Filloy, had explained to the jury that the District Attorney’s Office had “ridiculously overcharged” Flannery.

According to testimony given during the two-day trial, Flannery had an altercation with his mother in her Rio Vista home. She had told him to leave her home; previously she had secured a restraining order against her son. Flannery then pushed her against her laundry room wall, grabbed the keys to her Chevy Silverado and left with her still yelling at him. Making his case for the jury, the Prosecutor characterized Flannery as, according to a Fairfield Daily Republic account, “a parent’s worse nightmare.”

Filloy disputed this portrayal of his client, saying at worst Flannery was guilty of car theft. Thus, the jury dismissed all other charges. Flannery is scheduled to be sentenced on June 25; he stands to serve approximately three years behind bars.

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