Another pretrial hearing set for teen accused in deputy’s death

Posted at 1:20 PM, Jun 02, 2014

PROVO — A teenager who was charged in connection with the shooting death of Utah County sergeant was in court Monday morning for a pretrial hearing.

Meagan Grunwald, 17, is charged with several felonies in connection with the death of Sgt. Cory Wride, the wounding of deputy Greg Sherwood and shooting at several other officers during a high speed chase that stretched from Eagle Mountain to Nephi in late January.

In court Monday, the defense asked for another pretrial hearing, which will allow Grunwald’s attorney to have more time to review the evidence in the case. Both the prosecution and the defense acknowledged Monday that preliminary discussions about a possible plea deal for Grunwald have taken place.

“There has been some talk about alternative resolutions in this case, but I think we’re somewhat distant from getting to where those will materialize,” said Dean Zabriskie, Grunwald’s defense attorney.

Another pretrial hearing for Grunwald is scheduled for June 23.