Football Coach Charged in Missouri Girl's Death
Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson filed criminal charges late Wednesday afternoon against 45-year-old Craig Michael Wood of Springfield.
He is charged with grabbing fourth-grader Hailey Owens off a neighborhood street on Tuesday afternoon, just blocks from her home.
Wood was arrested and jailed Tuesday night in connection with the girl's death but not initially charged. A body believed to be that of the missing girl was found Wednesday at a Springfield home owned by Wood.
Wood has worked for the Springfield School District since 1998 as a substitute teacher, coach and teacher's aide. Police say he and the girl apparently didn't know each other.
See other LocalNews news:Illinois State Museum Reopening Saturday
Governor on Next Step
State Representative John Cavaletto Says Some Good Things Included in Stop Gap Budget
Two Area Superintendents Calls State Budget 'Band Aid' That Didn't Solve Inequities
Kaskaskia College President Reacts to Budget