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.