A jail inmate accused of wounding a deputy sheriff during an escape attempt at a Boston hospital is held on $1 million bail.
Police said 36-year-old Raymond Wallace of Marblehead snatched a gun from one of two Middlesex County deputies escorting him for treatment at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary on Wednesday, and shot him in the leg. The other deputy shot Wallace in the chest.
Wallace was arraigned Tuesday on assault, escape and firearms charges in his bed at Massachusetts General Hospital. A not guilty plea was entered.
A prosecutor said the deputies removed Wallace's handcuffs to allow him to use a restroom, where he managed to get out of his leg restraints as well.
Wallace had been held on armed robbery charges at the Middlesex County Jail.
The injured deputy is recovering.
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