Federal jury convicts Wynona Man for assaulting romantic partner | USAO-NDOK


A federal jury today convicted a man of assaulting his romantic partner in a Broken Arrow hotel room in March 2021, Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson has announced.

Craig Wallace Wood, 32, of Wynona, was convicted of aggression with a dangerous weapon with intent to cause bodily harm in indian country and assault causing serious injury in Indian country.

“Craig Wood brutally assaulted his romantic partner,” Interim US Attorney Clint Johnson said. “The US Attorney’s Office and our law enforcement partners are committed to seeking justice on behalf of victims of domestic violence. This criminal behavior cannot and will not be tolerated.

On March 16, 2021, the victim and Wood went out for the evening, but the woman returned to their hotel room early. When Wood returned at 11:30 p.m., he accused the victim of nodding and saying the names of different men in low voices. Wood assaulted the victim for hours in the early morning hours of March 17, repeatedly hitting her with a hair dryer, straightener, belt, and electrical cord. He then forced the victim to lie down next to him.

After falling asleep, the victim escaped from the hotel room and authorities were contacted. When the police responded, the victim expressed fear, saying the accused would find her and kill her for calling the police. They noted swelling of the face so severe that the victim’s eyes were closed, among other injuries. They then entered the hotel room and arrested the defendant.

As a result of the assault, the victim sustained injuries, including a closed fracture of the nasal bone; fractured ribs; and bruises on the face, back, legs, hands and arms.

The FBI and the Broken Arrow Police Department investigated. US Assistant Prosecutors Niko A. Boulieris and Stacey P. Todd are continuing the case.

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