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Criminal motions hearing set in Craig Michael Wood case for March 3

Craig M. Wood

Craig M. Wood

Springfield, Mo. — Ten-year-old Hailey Owens accused murderer, kidnapper and rapist Craig Michael Wood has been granted a criminal motions hearing set for March 3 at 9 a.m. before Judge Thomas E. Mountjoy.
Wood’s attorney, Patrick Berrigan, a member of the Capital Defense Team of the state Public Defenders Office, filed a motion to suppress evidence and statements on Feb. 16. Judge Mountjoy’s ruling will be announced at the March hearing
Wood’s trial is currently scheduled to take place Sept. 26 through Oct. 21. He was arrested for the murder and kidnapping back in February 2014. Hailey was kidnapped in Springfield as she was walking home after school; the incident was witnessed, and Wood’s license plate number was given to police. The police found Hailey shot in the head dead in a plastic tote in Wood’s basement.
Wood had been a public school employee here since 1998.
To view the amended criminal complaint, click Craig Wood_Felony_Complaint_Amended.

Accused daughter-in-law shooter wins change of venue to Texas County

Angaline Ryan

Angaline Ryan

Texas County, Mo. — Angaline Ryan, nee Hathcock, accused of shooting her daughter-in-law Tammy Hathcock Shipp of Thayer, Mo., has been granted a change of venue to Texas County Circuit Court.
Howell County Judge John Berger on Feb. 16 approved the change.
As it stands now, Ryan, who is free on bond, is scheduled to appear in Texas County Circuit Court at 9 a.m. before Judge Berger on May 17 for a case setting and setting of all pre-trial matters.
Ryan, a West Plains, Mo., business woman, is accused of shooting her daughter-in-law (who was seeking a divorce) in April 2015. She is charged with first degree assault and armed criminal action.
Tammy Hathcock Shipp was attacked as she was in the driveway she shared with Ryan and survived by driving to a local school where she obtained medical help.
To see the 6-page criminal complaint and probable cause statement, click Angaline Ryan criminal complain and probable cause.

Trial setting date of April 4 set for accused shooter Dakota Bland of West Plains, Mo.

Dakota Bland

Dakota Bland

Greenville, Mo. — After a change of venue from Howell County the Wayne County Circuit Clerk says a April 4 trial setting date before Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Kelly Parker will be held for accused shooter Dakota Bland, 25, of West Plains.
Bland has been accused of leaning through the window of a West Plains home and shooting its occupants, James and Rick Blair. Both were wounded in the attack.
Bland is charged with two first degree assault charges, two charges of armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and first degree burglary.
To view the 3-page amended probable cause statement for this case, click Probable Cause Amended – Dakota Bland
Bland is now represented by public defender Rebecca Hester.

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