It is not every day that an alleged criminal is arraigned from a hospital bed but Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino says 32-year-old Oscar Daniel Granados was too weak to enter the Hidalgo County prison complex courtroom.
Hidalgo County judge J.P Bobby Contreras read Granados his charges in the prison infirmary, one charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two charges of aggravated assault against a public servant.
Last Saturday, sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic dispute at Granados' home near San Juan.
When they arrived, Granados was threatening his wife with a knife and baseball bat.
His wife says he had gone into a rage and began destroying things inside and around the home.
Deputies intervened when he failed to lower his weapons and shot Granados three times, in the right arm, right hip and mid torso.
The last thing we want to do as law enforcement officers is inflict any injury on any of our constituents, Trevino said.But when the line is drawn and you cross that line and you present a deadly threat to a third party and deputies; like we've done in the past, we will do what has to be done."
Granados is expected to recover from his injuries but even Trevino says he is surprised he was able to survive three gunshot wounds from the deputy's .45 millimeter caliber gun.
Granados' bond was set at $150,000.