UPDATE: Texas officer allegedly stabbed wife with syringes filled with animal euthanization drugs

Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 4:26pm

UPDATE (Thursday, October 18th): A new charge has been filed against an East Texas police officer who was arrested over the weekend for allegedly stabbing his wife with syringes.

According to Bowie County Sheriff officials, the victim, Misty Gail Horn, is the wife of the officer.

Originally, it was believed that Hooks Police officer David Horn stabbed his wife with syringes filled with animal tranquilizer. However, upon further investigation, it was discovered that the syringes actually contained drugs used to euthanize animals.

Sgt. David Horn was arrested shortly before midnight on Sunday, after he allegedly stabbed his wife with the lethal drug at their home on Moss Lane.

His wife was flown to a nearby hospital and was last reported to be in intensive care.

The new information means an upgrade in charges for Sgt. Horn. He is now charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon to a family member, which is a first degree felony.

The original charge has been dropped, and Horn was arrested Thursday on the new charge.

His bond has been set at $1 million.

A second victim reported she was also attacked by Horn.


Tuesday morning, Judge Nancy Talley read David Kelly Horn the Magistrates warning and set his bond

The amounts were $500,000 for aggravated assault and $100,000 for deadly conduct.

The victim remains in intensive care in a local hospital.


A Hooks police officer is behind bars after allegedly stabbing a woman with syringes filled with animal tranquilizer.

Shortly before midnight on Sunday, Bowie County deputies were called to Moss Lane on reports of a disturbance in progress. When authorities arrived, they found an unconscious woman lying on the floor with blood around her.

Witnesses told deputies the woman had been stabbed with syringes filled with an unknown animal tranquilizer. She was flown to a nearby hospital and is currently in intensive care in very serious condition.

A family member told officials the victim had been attacked and had a gun pointed at her by the suspect, Hooks Police Sergeant David Horn.

A second victim reported she was also attacked by Horn.

Horn was arrested for aggravated assault, deadly conduct, and cited to court for the charge of assault by contact


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