Widow wants new prosecutor in deputy’s death

The widow of a Cascade County deputy who was struck and killed during a car chase wants someone other than the county attorney prosecuting the case against the driver, who reportedly swerved and intentionally struck her husband.

Robynn Dunn told the Great Falls Tribune on Monday that County Attorney John Parker was the reason Adam Sanchez Jr. was out of jail at the time of the chase in which her husband suffered fatal injuries while trying to place stop sticks.

Sanchez is charged with deliberate homicide in Deputy Joe Dunn’s death on Aug. 14.

Sanchez had been released from jail just two weeks earlier after he reached a plea agreement that called for a probationary sentence in another chase and Parker dismissed separate drug and firearms charges in anticipation of federal charges being filed.

Parker says he intends to prosecute the case.