Resident sentenced for menacing, restraining order violations

A man who pleaded guilty in January to menacing his wife was sentenced Monday for that crime and a related violation

Clyde Lincoln Granger, 54, of Craig was arrested on Nov. 30 after a violent confrontation with his wife, Norma Jean, who owns and operates Norma Jean's Family Restaurant, according to court documents.

Granger was charged with felony menacing/domestic

violence.

He later violated the terms of a restraining order and was sentenced to four months in jail for each offense. The sentences will be served concurrently. Granger was granted 59 days time served by the court for pre-sentence confinement, court documents state.

He was also fined $2,255 for both offenses.

According to police reports, on Nov. 30 Granger entered the restaurant and demanded to speak with his wife.

The couple sat in the west dining room of the restaurant and, during the conversation, Granger reportedly became increasingly upset, eventually jumping up and pulling out a knife from a sheath on his belt.

He allegedly grabbed Norma Jean Granger and pushed her against the wall and threatened her with the knife.

In the police report, Norma Jean Granger stated that she is in the process of filing for divorce.

Granger was released on a $5,000 bond Jan. 30 but was arrested the next day.

He was charged with violation of bail bond conditions/domestic violence, violation of restraining order, criminal trespass and violation of bail bonds.

All charges were misdemeanors.

According to court documents, Granger was arrested Feb. 1 after he contacted his wife and had been drinking, violating the conditions of the restraining order connected with the Nov. 30 incident and conditions of his bail bond from his Jan. 30 release.

At Monday's sentencing, the first and fourth charges stemming from the Feb. 1 incident were dropped as part of a second plea agreement.

Granger has remained in the Moffat County Public Safety Center jail since his second arrest.

He will serve the balance of his sentence there.

Granger is not allowed any contact with his wife after his release from jail except for courtroom appearances concerning the continuing divorce proceedings, according to court documents.

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