Authorities have upgraded a felony charge against a Hook, Texas police sergeant who was arrested and at one time accused of stabbing his wife with syringes filled with animal tranquilizer.
Investigators now say the syringes contained a drug used to euthanize animals and not an animal tranquilizer, as they previously stated.
As a result, the charge against the man arrested, 44-year-old David Horn, has been upgraded to a first-degree felony count of aggravated assault serious bodily injury with a deadly weapon to a family member.
Authorities dropped the former charge, one second-degree felony count of aggravated assault serious bodily injury.
Horn was arrested Monday after Bowie County deputies say they were called to his home on Moss Lane in Hooks just before midnight for a report of a stabbing.
Deputies say they arrived to find an unresponsive female, identified by police as Misty Gail Horn, lying on the floor with blood on and around her.
Judge Nancy Talley set Horn's bond at $1 million.
Hooks Police Chief Keith Schutte says Horn, a 15-year veteran of the police force, has been fired.