Arrested and facing possible first-degree murder charges is 45-year-old Craig Michael Wood, who reportedly works as a paraprofessional and athletic coach at Springfield Pleasant View Elementary School. Wood was arrested around midnight last night inside a pickup truck that was described by police in an Amber Alert.
Neighbors witnessed Hailey being abducted by a stranger just before 5 p.m. Tuesday. The girl was reportedly walking home from a friend’s house 2 blocks away.
The superintendent of Springfield Schools has already announced a memorial candlelight march in Hailey’s honor Saturday night at 8 on Commercial Street.