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Meagan Grunwald-Jose Angel Garcia Jauregui: Utah crime spree timeline

Bonnie and Clyde type case
Bonnie and Clyde type case
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Meagan Grunwald-Jose Angel Garcia Jauregui Utah 'crime spree'case: The Daily Herald is reporting today that a 17-year-old pregnant teen is due to appear in court today on charges of aggravated murder of a police officer in Utah.

Authorities say Draper teenager Meagan Grunwald aka Megan Dakota Grunwald drove the get-away vehicle while her boyfriend Jose Angel Garcia-Jauregui, 27, fired gunshots that killed Sgt. Cory Wride and wounded Officer Greg Sherwood. The lovers had been on a crime spree that spread across Juab County and Utah County.

Hispanic-Latino fugitive Jose Angel Garcia-Jauregui was later shot and killed. Megan Grunwald, who is considered an "active participant" in the crime spree, is currently being held in the Salt Lake County Jail on $1 million cash bond.

Case background in the case of Megan Grunwald

Friends and family say Meagan Grunwald was a happy teenage girl who had the desire to become a nurse. But, her life took a turn for the worse when she met handsome Hispanic ex-con Jose Angel Garcia Jauregui. Meagan Grunwald was immediately taken by the bad boy's image.




  • Meagan Grunwald meets Jose Angel Garcia-Jauregui and falls for him immediately.
  • Friend and family members notice a change in the young girl's demeanor.
  • Meagan Grunwald spends all of her time with the handsome ex-con and becomes pregnant with his child.
  • The two agree to marry and move to Garcia-Jaregui's hometown in Mexico on Meagan Grunwald's 18th birthday.


Thursday, January 30

  • Sgt. Cory Wride sees a pick-up truck on the side of the road. He offers to assist the young man and the young woman in the truck. Sgt. Cory Wride begins questioning the couple's identity.
  • While sitting in his police car, Sgt. Wride is shot and killed by Jose Angel Garcia-Jauregui.
  • Meagan Grunwald is driving the truck used in the crime.
  • Garcia-Jauregui shoots Deputy Greg Sherwood during the police chase. Deputy Sherwood is in critical condition at a local hospital.
  • Jose Angel Garcia-Jauregui is shot by police officers and transported to a nearby hospital, according to the Daily Herald.
  • Megan Grunwald is held as a "person of interest."

Friday, January 31r.

  • Jose Angel Garcia-Jauregui dies from his injuries at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.


  • Megan Grunwald is charged with aggravated murder.

Monday, February 24

  • Megan Grunwald is due in court. She is charged as an adult.
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