OGDEN -- A plea bargain appears in the offing for the second suspect in the Roy High School bomb plot.
A preliminary hearing set for Wednesday for Dallin Todd Morgan, 18, was canceled earlier this week by agreement of both the prosecution and the defense, according to court records. The hearing has not been reset, instead a disposition hearing was set for Aug. 30 before 2nd District Judge Michael Lyon.
Morgan is charged with possession of a weapon of mass destruction, a first-degree felony punishable by five years to life in prison.
Police and prosecutors say Morgan and 16-year-old Joshua Kyler Hoggan planned to detonate a bomb at a Roy High assembly, steal an airplane at Ogden-Hinckley Airport and flee the country. They were arrested by Roy police and charged in January after students told school officials of alarming texts Hoggan was sending.
Hoggan was sentenced on the same charge in April after pleading guilty in juvenile court. He was sentenced to an indeterminate term of "secure confinement" in a juvenile detention facility.
In his plea bargain he avoided the potential of the state prison as prosecutors had sought to try him as an adult.
Calls to Morgan's defense attorneys were not immediately returned and the prosecutor on the case was not available this morning for comment.