Granger pleads guilty to felony menacing

Craig man accepts plea agreement allowing him to avoid jail sentence after threatening wife with knife


A 54-year-old Craig man pled guilty to felony menacing with a deadly weapon stemming from an incident in November.
On Monday, Clyde Lincoln Granger agreed to a plea agreement offered by the District Attorney's Office that stipulates he will not serve any prison time in exchange for his guilty plea on the felony menacing charge. No prison time will only be guaranteed if Granger has only one prior felony conviction.
Judge Joel Thompson presided over the hearing, and explained to Granger that the sentencing discretion includes community corrections programs, probation, or a combination of sentences.
The charges stem from a violent confrontation on Nov. 30 with his wife Norma Jean Granger, who owns and operates Norma Jean's Family Restaurant. Mr. Granger was arrested by Craig Police, and charged with felony menacing/domestic violence.
On Nov. 30, according to police reports, Mr. Granger entered the restaurant and demanded to speak with Mrs. Granger. The couple sat in the west dining room of the restaurant, and during the conversation, Mr. Granger reportedly became increasingly upset, eventually jumping up and pulling out a knife from a sheath on his belt. He allegedly grabbed Mrs. Granger and pushed her against the wall and threatened her with the knife.
In the police report, Mrs. Granger stated that she is in the process of filing for divorce from Mr. Granger.
Judge Thompson ordered the preparation of a pre-sentence report, and set Granger's sentencing hearing for Feb. 25.
Norm Townsend, representing Granger, also requested that Granger's bond be changed from a $5,000 cash or surety bond to a personal recognizance bond. A personal recognizance bond would allow Granger to be released without any monetary penalty Granger would only be liable for the monetary penalty if he failed to appear for any court date.
Thompson set a bond hearing for Granger's case for Jan. 28.
Granger is currently being held in the Moffat County Public Safety Center.

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