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Prisoner held on $1m bail in hospital attack

Charged with escape, shooting deputy sheriff

A prisoner wounded at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary last week after allegedly shooting a Middlesex deputy sheriff had refused repeated commands to drop his weapon and waged a violent assault during an attempted escape, a prosecutor said Tuesday at his arraignment.

Raymond Wallace, 36, of Marblehead was ordered held on $1 million cash bail after being arraigned in his bed at Massachusetts General Hospital on charges of escape from a penal institution, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and carrying a firearm without a license. Wallace is being treated for gunshot wounds he received as a second deputy sheriff tried to subdue him. A plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf.

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