NOT GUILTY PLEA: $150,000 Bail Set For 18-Year-Old Stabbing Suspect

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A not guilty plea has been entered for 18-year-old Brendan Patrick Grogan to a count of assault with a deadly weapon. Bail was raised to $150,000. (File Photo)

By G. T. Houts

Big Bear Lake, CA – Brendan Patrick Grogan, 18, entered a not guilty plea to a felony count of assault with a deadly weapon during a video arraignment presided over by Commissioner Ronald M. Christenson.

SO StabbingGrogan is accused of stabbing an adult male relative following a verbal altercation in a residence in the 41000 block of Park Avenue in Big Bear Lake on Sunday.

The court entered the not guilty plea to the assault charge, entered a deny plea to an enhancement for causing great bodily injury, appointed the public defender and raised bail from $50,000 to $150,000.

Grogan remains in custody at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.


so-bb-logoA media release issued by the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station showed that deputies responded to the reported stabbing at 12:42 p.m. Sunday and identified Grogan as the suspect. He was was located in the residence.

The unidentified victim was treated at the scene by Big Bear Fire paramedics, and later transported by helicopter for further treatment of a stab wound to the abdominal area.

Grogan was arrested without incident and booked into the Big Bear Jail on a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon and later transferred to the West Valley Detention Center.


Grogan’s next court appearance will be for a pre-preliminary hearing on Thursday, January 19 in Department S-4 of the San Bernardino Justice Center.

A preliminary hearing was also scheduled. That hearing will be Monday, January 23, at 8:30 a.m. in Department S-4.