(WKTV) - A Rome woman is recovering from a series of assaults she says were at the hands of her estranged husband-a NYS correction officer-who is now charged with several crimes.
Police were looking for 27-year-old Craig Lockwood on charges he allegedly sent his estranged wife, who lives in Rome, threatening text messages. While police looked for Lockwood, they were called to a West Court Street address for a domestic dispute between the two.
The estranged wife had suffered minor face and neck injuries from a sharp object. Police caught up with Lockwood in Remsen, arrested him. He posted $1500 bond on Thursday and police got a call around 7:00 Thursday evening from Lockwood's estranged wife, saying he'd assaulted her again, this time while she pushed their one-year-old son in a stroller along Brush Ave. in Rome. He allegedly pushed her friend to the ground, too, causing a minor arm injury.
Police arrested Lockwood in Remsen again. He's now charged with assault, criminal contempt, stalking, harassment, menacing and endangering the welfare of a child.
In Rome City Court Friday, Lockwood's bail was set much higher, at $150,000. As of late Friday afternoon, he had not posted bail.
Rome Police say they did all they could to protect Lockwood's ex-wife from him.
"Orders of protection were in place. They're a piece of paper. The victim was offered residency in a safe house, which she refused on both occasions, both last night and the previous," says Detective Commander Tim Bates.
Authorities say the couple's violent past began before this week. The Oneida County Sheriff's Department arrested Lockwood in November for criminal obstruction of breathing and unlawful imprisonment. Those charges were still pending.
Lockwood is due back in Rome City Court for a hearing February 3rd.