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First SLO Co. jury trial since start of pandemic leads to conviction of Oceano man

Posted at 5:13 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 20:13:43-04

An Oceano man arrested following an hours-long standoff in 2018 was convicted Wednesday by a San Luis Obispo County jury.

The trail for David Carl Angello, 42, was the first jury trial to be held in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court since the start of the pandemic.

San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow says Angello was found guilty of two felony counts of deterring a peace officer by threat of force and two counts of criminal threats. The jury also determined he used a deadly or dangerous weapon while deterring peace officers.

The conviction comes after Dow says Angello was involved in a nearly seven-hour standoff with authorities in July of 2018 after deputies responded to the area for reports of vandalism.

Officials say Angello pulled out a CO2-powered BB pistol at deputies and also threatened multiple times to shoot them.

Angello’s roommate, who was not involved, was also reportedly home at the time, “heightening the critical nature of the incident and fear of a hostage situation,” Dow said.

Angello was eventually taken into custody.

He’s scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 5 and faces a maximum term of four years in state prison.