Attorney Andrew Baldwin of The Criminal Defense Team is proud to
have obtained a successful result for his client in a recent high-profile
case. Thanks to Attorney Baldwin’s efforts, Craig Stumpf of Greenwood
has had all charges against him dropped by prosecutors, allowing him to
begin trying to set his life back in order. The decision came none too
soon, as Stumpf was in the middle of adoption proceedings and other issues
at the time of the wrongful charges.
The False Charges
The incident initially began back in March when Cori Wood, Stumpf’s
ex-wife, called the police and accused Stumpf of breaking into her apartment
and kidnapping her niece Remington, who was living with her at the time.
Stumpf, who was entirely unaware of these accusations, was in his home
with his own daughter as well as Remington when authorities arrived to
Stumpf spent several days in jail, which resulted in him missing both work
and his scheduled guardianship hearing for Remington, whom he had been
trying to adopt. He was fired from his job and his guardianship case took
a serious hit by his missing the appointment in which both he and Cori
Wood were scheduled to appear. Stumpf knew circumstances were suspicious.
Attorney Baldwin told WRTV “She set him up. She called him and said,
'Hey, why don't you spend some time with the girl?' She did
this so that he would go to jail the day right before the guardianship
hearing to improve her position.”
Attorney Baldwin was able to gather evidence in support of Stumpf’s
innocence. First, he obtained a surveillance video recording showing that
Stumpf and Wood had amicably exchanged custody of Remington at approximately
6:30pm that evening. GPS data from Sumpf’s truck verified not only
his presence at that McDonalds, but that he never traveled anywhere near
Wood’s home on the other side of the city.
Ashley Adams, Cori Wood’s sister, gave a deposition under oath which
also stated that she knew Wood’s testimony was dishonest and had
malicious intent. Attorney Baldwin stated "The sister even felt badly.
She said, I don't want to get my sister in trouble, but this is what
the truth is. I mean, we knew before then, but that crystallized it pretty
Five days after the deposition, prosecutors filed a motion to dismiss the
charges. It remains unknown whether or not the prosecution will pursue
false reporting charges against Cori Wood.
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