Man in Custody After Attacking Wife With Hatchet

By Frank Heinz
|  Thursday, Dec 20, 2012  |  Updated 12:41 PM CDT
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Man in Custody After Attacking Wife With Hatchet

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A man is in custody after he attacked his wife with a hatchet in Keene, police say.

Johnson County Sheriff Bob Alford told NBC 5 that the man assaulted his wife and then chased her around with a hatchet.

The woman survived the attack but was injured.  She was treated by CareFlite personnel at a neighbor's home but was released against the advice of medical professionals.

According to the Keene Police Department, officers were called to the 3000-block of U.S. Highway 67 East for a disturbance with weapons where the victim said she had been assaulted by man later identified as 26-year-old Mario Granados.

The caller said Granados "had been tearing up the walls and other items in their home using two machetes, as well as damaging their vehicle with an ax."

Keene officers, along with officers from the Johnson County Sheriff's Department, arrived at the home where they soon spotted a man running from one home to another.

Believing the man was still armed with a machete, a coordinated entry into the home was made by police.

Once officers were inside, the man was nowhere to be found.

A search of the area was conducted by several law enforcement agencies, including the Texas Department of Public Safety, a DPS helicopter, constables, sheriff's deputies and local police.

At about 9:30 p.m., the man called 911 and said he wanted to turn himself in.

The man was then located on the 400-block of N. Eastern and taken into custody.

Granados is now being held in the Johnson County jail and has been charged with a Texas Department of Criminal Justice parole warrant and with a misdemeanor warrant out of Arlington. A warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is pending.

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