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Most charges against correction officer dismissed; wife admits making up charges

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - The Oneida County District Attorney's Office on Friday asked that almost all the charges against a local state correction officer be dismissed.

Craig Lockwood faced several assault, harassment and stalking charges. On Friday, the prosecutor said Lockwood's estranged wife, who was the alleged victim, admitted to Rome police that she made it all up. Lockwood's attorney says his client is the real victim here.

"This man sat in a jail unnecessarily for over two weeks on bond over charges that Mrs. Lockwood has now stated affirmatively that she fabricated," said George Massoud, Craig Lockwood's attorney. "So who's the victim here?"

Lockwood agrees with his attorney.

"Any time I hear noises outside my home, I'm always wondering if it's the cops coming again," Lockwood said.

Lockwood is suspended without pay from his state correction officer job, but he's working on fixing that. Prosecutors say charges against the woman who made the abuse allegations are likely.

Lockwood says he believes the allegations stemmed from an ugly custody battle for the couple's son.

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