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Friday, February 21, 2014

Hailey Owens case: Read Craig Wood search warrant documents, child pornography found in home

The following is the Search warrant for Craig Wood's house that was obtained on Feb. 19, 2014. The search warrant led to the recovery of physical evidence involving the murder of Hailey Owens and her case, as well as a number of weapons, ammunition, spent bullet casings, and a collection of child pornography. It is unclear, but the search warrant indicates that Craig Wood possibly wrote down plans for criminal activity involving a child and sex acts.

He had multiple guns as well.

You may read the full Craig Wood search warrant in PDF format below.




SEARCH WARRANT TO SEARCH FOR
OF A CRIMINAL OFFENSE
STATE OF MISSOURI ) ) COUNTY OF GREENE )
THE STATE OF MISSOURI TO ANY PEACE OFFICER IN THE STATE OF MISSOURI
WHEREAS, on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 an application in writing, duly verified by the written oath or affirmation of Chris Barb, a peace officer, was filed with the undersigned Judge, stating upon information and belief that:
THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY, ARTICLES, MATERIALS, OR SUBSTANCES TO BE SEARCHED FOR ARE EVIDENCE OF THE COMMISSION OF A CRIMINAL OFFENSE:
Computers; digital media storage devices; compact discs; dvd’s; cellular telephones; cameras; digital cameras; video cameras; bleach; cleaning chemicals; cleaning products including but not limited to vacuums, brooms, brushes, towels, sponges, etc.; receipts for cleaning products; cleaning trash bags; receipts for trash bags; bedding; mattress; pillow(s); plastic storage containers; any firearm; ammunition; spent ammunition; spent ammunition casings; instrument or object capable of discharging a projectile; projectiles; gunshot residue; images/photographs of pornography and/or child pornography; photo albums; writings including but not limited to papers, letters, journals, diaries, etc. documenting criminal plans, activities, and/or desires.
AND ARE NOW PRESENT AT THE FOLLOWING PREMISES TO BE SEARCHED:
1538 E. Stanford St. in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. The residence is the second structure west of Delaware Av. on the south side of Stanford St. The structure at 1538 E. Stanford is a single-family dwelling. The exterior of the structure is covered in white siding and black window shutters. There is a gray shingled roof on the residence. The front of the structure faces to the north toward Stanford St. There is a recessed, covered concrete porch on the north side of the residence. There is a wooden screen door and a white front door which face east.
The numerals 1538 are clearly displayed on a support post of the covered front porch. There is a detached one-car garage or outbuilding on the property, immediately southwest of the residence. There is a tan or gold colored Ford Ranger truck parked in the driveway immediately west of the structure. The truck is displaying Missouri license plate lYF 454. The search is to include the structure, outbuilding, vehicle, and physical property located at 1538 E. Stanford St.


WHEREAS, the Judge of this Court from the verified allegations of the written application and affidavit(s) filed With it has found that there is probable cause to believe the allegations of the application and affidavit to be true and probable cause exists for the issuance of a search warrant for evidence of a criminal offense.


NOW, THEREFORE, this is to command you that you search the premises described above within ten (10) days after the issuance of this warrant by day or night, and take with you, if need be, the power of your county. If the above described property, articles, materials or substances or any part of it be found upon the premises by you, then you seize, photograph, or copy it and take said property, photograph, or copy into your possession making a complete and accurate inventory of the property seized, photographed, or copied. You shall give to the person from Whose possession you seize, photograph, or copy said property a receipt for same together with a copy of this warrant, or if no person be present, you shall leave a copy of said receipt and warrant on the premises in a conspicuous place, and you shall return the property, photograph, or copy taken by you, a duly verified copy of the inventory of it and your return to this warrant, to this Court to be dealt with in accordance with law.

I, Chris Barb, a peace officer, solemnly swear, declare and affirm, knowing that false statements made in this document are punishable under law as a violation of §575.060, RSMo, and make the following application for issuance of a Search Warrant, pursuant to the provisions of §542.26l, RSMo. et seq., and Article I, 15 of the Missouri Constitution, supported by this written oath and affirmation and state based upon information and belief that:



THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY, ARTICLES, MATERIALS, OR SUBSTANCES TO BE SEARCHED FOR:

Computers; digital media storage devices; compact discs; dvd’s; cellular telephones; cameras; digital cameras; video cameras; bleach; cleaning chemicals; cleaning products including but not limited to vacuums, brooms, brushes, towels, sponges, etc.; receipts for cleaning products; cleaning trash bags; receipts for trash bags; bedding; mattress; pillow(s); plastic storage containers; any firearm; ammunition; spent ammunition; spent ammunition casings; instrument or object capable of discharging a projectile; projectiles; gunshot residue; images/photographs of pornography and/or child pornography; photo albums; writings including but not limited to papers, letters, journals, diaries, etc. documenting criminal plans, activities, and/or desires.

ARE NOW PRESENT AT THE FOLLOWING PREMISES TO BE SEARCHED:
1538 E. Stanford St. in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. The residence is the second structure west of Delaware Av. on the south side of Stanford St. The structure at 1538 E. Stanford is a single-family dwelling. The exterior of the structure is covered in white siding and black window shutters. There is a gray shingled roof on the residence. The front of the structure faces to the north toward Stanford St. There is a recessed, covered concrete porch on the north side of the residence. There is a wooden screen door and a White front door which face east. The numerals 1538 are clearly displayed on a support post of the covered front porch. There is a detached one-car garage or outbuilding on the property, immediately southwest of the residence. There is a tan or gold colored Ford Ranger truck parked in the driveway immediately west of the structure. The truck is displaying Missouri license plate lYF 454. The search is to include the structure, outbuilding, vehicle, and physical property located at 1538 E. Stanford St.



The above described property, articles, materials or substances is/are located in Greene County, Missouri, at the place described above and constitutes evidence of the commission of the criminal offense(s) of Child Kidnapping, Assault, and Homicide . Pursuant to Missouri Revised Statutes 542.271, a Judge of the Circuit Court of Greene County, Missouri has jurisdiction to issue a search warrant for such evidence. Upon information and belief, the facts establishing the grounds for this application and the probable cause for believing that such facts exist are detailed

below.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
I, Chris Barb, have been a law enforcement officer with the City of Springfield Police Department for over 15 years. I have attended schools and seminars related to the field of crime scene investigation and the investigation of serious crimes such as Assault, Homicide, and Abduction. I have conducted several investigations and assisted in the issuance and execution of search warrants related to those crimes and I have arrested suspects as a result of those investigations. Upon information and belief based upon the following, I believe the above described items will be found at the above described location to be searched.
On 02/18/2014 at 1648 hours, Springfield Police officers were dispatched to the 3200 block of west Lombard concerning a report of a female child that had been abducted while she was walking down the street. The 911 caller reported a male in a tan or gold colored Ford Ranger grabbed a ten to twelve year old girl, pulled her into the truck and drove away. The 911 caller provided a license plate of lYF 454 for the Ford Ranger.
Officers arrived and contacted the 911 caller and witnesses. The caller was identified as Michelle Edwards, a resident of 3247 W. Lombard. Edwards reported she was in the garage of her residence when she saw the young girl walking along Lombard St. Edwards reported the male subject in the Ford Ranger stopped and asked the girl if she knew where “Springfield St.” was located. Edwards reported the girl began to walk away from the truck. Edwards reported the male spoke to the girl again and asked the girl to come back to the truck. Edwards stated the male subject opened the driver’s door of the truck, grabbed the girl, and threw her into the passenger side of the truck cab. Edwards reported the male subject then sped away in the truck. Edwards stated she saw the license plate lYF 454 displayed on the suspect truck.
Edwards described the suspect as a White male with gray hair. Edwards reported the suspect appeared to be unshaven. She stated the male was wearing a ball cap.
Officers also spoke with Carlos Edwards. Carlos also lives at 3247 W. Lombard. Carlos reported seeing the same incident Michelle reported. I later conducted a follow-up interview with Carlos. Carlos reported he did not know the girl that was abducted, but stated he frequently sees her walking on Lombard St. Carlos reported he arrived home from work around 1530 hours
and had seen the young girl walking eastbound on Lombard shortly after he returned home. He told me he later learned from the girl’s mother that she possibly walks that route to visit a friend. Carlos also stated he saw a tan Ford Ranger driving east and west multiple times in front of his residence on Lombard after he returned home from work. Carlos said he had been working in his yard and had been in his garage with the overhead door opened.



Carlos reported he later saw the girl walking westbound on Lombard and the Ford Ranger drove past her westbound. He stated the driver of the truck turned around at the intersection of Laurel Av. and Lombard. Carlos stated it looked like the girl had a telephone and was possibly using it to text. Carlos said the driver of the truck drove eastbound and stopped near the girl. Carlos said he heard the male driver ask the girl if she knew how to get to “Springfield St.” Carlos reported the girl told the male “no” and continued to walk westbound away from the truck. He said she took about four or five steps before the male driver called her back to the truck. He stated the male driver opened the driver’s door of the truck and grabbed the girl. He said the male driver threw the girl over his lap into the passenger seat of the truck. Carlos said the male subject drove away at a high rate of speed to the intersection of Lombard St. and Golden Av. Carlos reported the male turned right (southbound) onto Golden. Carlos told me another neighbor followed the suspect and suspect truck and last saw the truck eastbound on Grand St. at Scenic Av.

Carlos described the male suspect as a white male with gray hair. He stated the male was wearing a ball cap, possibly maroon in color. He told me the suspect appeared unshaven with possibly gray facial hair. Carlos estimated the male was approximately six feet tall. He said the male appeared to be in his early to mid forties in age.
Carlos told me the young girl was wearing short denim shorts and a pink short sleeved shirt. He stated Michelle called the police and he began to knock on doors trying to locate the girl’s family. Carlos stated he saw a young boy outside and described the abducted girl to the boy. The boy said the description matched his sister and the boy took Carlos to his home on Page St.
Officers contacted Stacy Barfield who reported her daughter, Hailey Owens, was the young girl that had been abducted by the suspect in the Ford Ranger. Barfield reported Owens had been walking on Lombard St. to visit a friend.
Officers ran the suspect license plate, lYF 454, through MULES and discovered the license plate was registered on a 2008 Ford pickup to a Jim D. Wood and Regina F. at 13298 W. Hwy T in Ash Grove, MO. Detectives obtained information on possible sons of Wood with addresses in Springfield, MO. The two possible sons were identified as Craig Wood and Rob Wood with addresses of 1538 E. Stanford St. and 768 W. Deerfield respectively.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers responded to Jim Wood’s address in Ash Grove, MO
and contacted Jim. Jim advised his son Craig had possession of the Ford Ranger and drove it. Jim advised Craig lived at 1538 E. Stanford St. in Springfield.


Sgt. Allen Neal and additional detectives went to 1538 E. Stanford in an attempt to locate the possible suspect truck. Sgt. Neal saw a truck matching the suspect vehicle description pull into the driveway at 1538 E. Stanford. Sgt. Neal pulled in behind the truck and contacted a male subject, later identified as Craig Wood, as Craig got out of the driver's seat of the truck. Craig Wood is a white male approximately 6 feet tall with gray hair and facial hair. Sgt. Neal observed Craig to be holding an unknown item in his hands. Sgt. Neal advised the item Craig was holding was a roll of duct tape and Craig threw it into the bed of the truck as he was contacted by detectives. The truck Craig had driven and parked in the driveway was a tan colored Ford Ranger with a license plate of 1YF454. The truck and license plate matched the description of the suspect truck from the abduction of the young girl in the 3200 block of West Lombard.

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