BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A prisoner accused of opening fire on deputy sheriffs in a Boston hospital emergency room was ordered held on $1 million bail at his arraignment Tuesday afternoon.
Raymond Wallace, 36, of Marblehead, was arraigned at about 2 p.m. from his hospital bed at Massachusetts General Hospital on charges that include unlawful possession of a firearm, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a public employee and escape.
Wallace is accused of trying to snatch a gun from one of two deputy sheriffs accompanying him to an appointment at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary last Wednesday.
In the struggle that followed, police say one deputy was shot in the leg and his partner fired at Wallace, hitting him in the chest.
A FOX 25 source says the deputy who was shot is Jon Persson and the other deputy who shot the suspect is Sean Lee.
A source told FOX 25 Wallace may have gotten into a fight in prison to earn him a trip to the hospital to escape. And this isn't the first time Wallace has challenged police. Back in 2001, he took a bullet in Waltham while struggling with officers there. Wallace faces life without parole because of the state's three strikes law.
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