Santa Fe police officers had to use the Tasers to stop a suspect who attacked his wife with a machete Monday morning. 

According to a press release issued by Lt. Greg Boody, the police were called to a disturbance in the 5300 block of FM 646 South shortly after 9 a.m. Monday. 

While on their way to the location, officers were told that a man was assaulting his wife with a machete. When they arrived at the scene, officers quickly located the man walking around with the machete and quoting the Bible. 

As officers approached the drop the machete. Instead, he turned and walked away from officers. Because he refused to follow their demands, two Santa Fe officers used their Tasers to bring the man to the ground, where he was arrested after a brief struggle. suspect, they ordered him to 

The suspect, 36-year-old Michael Dewey Sirratt, is being charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a class 1 felony, and one count of resisting arrest. He is being held on a bond of $121,500. In addition, Sirratt was ordered to have no contact with the victim in the attack and to stay away from the home they shared and her place of employment. 

Once Sirratt was in custody, officers located the victim in the attack and called for assistance from Santa Fe Fire and Rescue. The victim, identified as 46-year-old Tarina Belue, was transported by ambulance to the hospital with multiple injuries. 

Belue sustained a broken neck; several lacerations to her neck, shoulder, upper body and hands; and a severed finger. She is expected to recover from her injuries. 

During the initial investigation, officers did locate methamphetamine inside the home shared by the suspect and the victim. Boody pointed out that the case is still being actively investigated and 

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