Posts Tagged ‘Ronald Cummings’

Hank “Tommy” Croslin Jr. , brother of Misty Croslin, also in jail on drug charges, was sentenced this morning morning to 15 years in prison for trafficking in prescription drugs.

Circuit Judge Terry LaRue sentenced Tommy Croslin to 15 years on the charge of trafficking in Roxicodone. Another sentence of five years in prison for drug possession will be served at the same time.

Misty Croslin, was the last known person with 5-year old Haleigh Cummings when  the little girl disappeared from her Putnam County home in February 2009.

The drug-trafficking charges resulted from an undercover operation in January, and also  included the arrest of Ronald Cummings, Haleigh’s father, Donna Brock and others. Croslin’s lawyer, James Werter, urged the judge to consider Tommy Croslin’s cooperation with the investigators in the Haleigh Cummings’ case. Cooperation??  What cooperation??

The prosecution, which was seeking a 30-year sentence — countered that Tommy Croslin only came forward when facing serious prison time — and that he failed to tell authorities what had happened in the home the night Haleigh was reported missing.

This Tuesday marks the 18th month mark of her disappearance. Haleigh’s birthday is August 17th, and what’s left of the family on the “outside” is planning a balloon release in her honor. Maybe now seeing her brother get 15 years will refresh Misty’s  drug clouded memory a little about what happened the night Haleigh disappeared.


Investigators are close to solving this one. As you know, I have been on the ground on this case since the beginning. So this Sunday at 8:00 p.m., I will have live exclusive details on the very latest in this case on my radio show. Is Misty making a deal?? Who squealed….OR WHO CRACKED???


Misty during the Lie Detector test I recorded.

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On February 09, 2009, Haleigh Cummings disappeared from her trailer home in Satsuma, FL. Now, one year later, investigators are no closer to solving this crime. As almost everyone involved in the case  sits in jail on drug charges, the media waits for the next performance from one of the circus clowns behind bars.

But if investigators and the public fascinated with this case are waiting for one of them to crack, I hope your sitting down, because you’ll be waiting a long, long time. Especially  now, with the release of jailhouse conversations between Misty and her family, plastered all over cable news show like Nancy Grace., she certainly won’t be telling any secrets now. Was this a huge mistake to release these tapes??  I say yes. Any chance of Misty, Ronald, Hank, or even Donna Brock  saying anything to a family member or friend now, died the second those tapes aired. They all know they are being played all over the media for sensation, if they were going to crack, open up or even leave a clue, that hope died when those tapes were released. They have nothing to gain, they’re going to rot in jail on drug anyways, so why confess to a crime? Or even try to help investigators?? Keep the game alive, in their minds. See what else they can gain from this tragedy? Tomorrow night, join the conversation on my radio show Watts-Up-With-This at 8:00pm live. My guests will include Tim Miller from Texas EquuSearch and former FBI agent Don Clark. Join the debate.  Just log on and listen “Justice is Just a Click Away”…sometimes.

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Ronald Cummings and Misty Croslin, the father and former stepmother of missing Florida toddler Haleigh Cummings were arrested late yesterday, January 20, 2010, on charges of trafficking in controlled prescription medications, and now face more than 25 years in the slammer.

Also arrested and charged were Hank Croslin Jr. (Misty’s Brother), Hope A. Sykes and Donna Brock. All were arrested Wednesday, according to a news release issued by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.

Putnam police said an undercover officer purchased large quantities of prescription medications on several occasions in an undercover sting operation in effect over the last month. The estimated street value of the Oxycodone and Hydrocodone is $3,900. Cummings and Croslin were arrested Wednesday after prescription meds were purchased by undercover investigators, the others were arrested on warrants later that night.


Misty Janette Croslin, DOB: 12/09/1991 –
Six (6) Counts of trafficking in Prescription Medications (Bond – $950,000.00)

Ronald Lemyles Cummings, DOB: 10/29/1983 –
Three (3) Counts of Trafficking in Prescription Medications (Bond – $500,000.00)

Hank “Tommy” Croslin Jr., DOB: 08/02/1986 –
One (1) Count of Trafficking in Prescription Medications (Bond – $100,000.00)

Hope A. Sykes, DOB: 03/24/1991 – One (1) Count of Trafficking in Prescription Medications (Bond – $150,000)

Donna Brock – One (1) Count of Trafficking in Prescription Medications (Bond – $250,000.00)

This comes as no suprise to me, and it comes on the heals of me notifying law enforcement over 2 weeks ago that Donna Brock, Misty’s “friend” was supplying her with illegal drugs while on a trip to NY and attempting to sell illegally obtained audio tapes she had recorded of her conversations with Misty.

If convicted as charged, Ronald Cummings, Misty Croslin and Donna Brock could receive a minimum mandatory sentence of 25 years in state prison. The others can receive minimum sentences ranging from three years to 15 years in state prison. Ronald Cummings is the father of Haleigh Cummings, the little girl who disappeared in early 2009 and has not been found. Misty Croslin, who was the last person to see Haleigh before she disappeared, later married Ronald, but the two divorced months later. Donna Brock, a former search volunteer, who was recently banished from the search group Texas EquuSearch, had befriended Misty Cummings in an attempt to get her to talk about what happened the night little Haleigh disappeared. Donna wore wire taps, and was attempting to sell to the media audio tapes of her conversations with Misty Cummmings, to no avail.

To see a copy of Donna Brock’s termination letter, click here.

I have exclusive information about Donna Brock, her relationship to Misty Cummings and actually witnessed Brock supply Misty Cummings, a minor, with both prescription and illegal drugs while the two were on a recent trip to NY.

In an Exlusive live interview on Sunday night at 8:00pm on my radio show, You’ll hear from Jacque Hollander, the woman who heard ALL the illegal audio tapes Donna Brock made of Misty Cummings. You won’t believe what Misty Confesses!!!! ONLY on


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The show debut will feature an exclusive interview with Mark Fuhrman. Fuhrman rose to infamy during his involvement as a detective in the OJ Simpson case. He has gone on to author several books, and is a FOX News Consultant. In an exclusive interview, and for the first time ever, Fuhrman will talk candidly about what really happened in the OJ Simpson case. Additionally, he will bring us behind the scenes of other high profile cases like Casey Anthony, Drew Peterson and Haleigh Cummings. All of these cases are featured in his new book “The Murder Business” available now on We will be taking your calls.


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I will be a guest on The Levi Page Show tonight discussing the latest developments in the Casey Anthony and Haleigh Cummings’ cases. link is below


Earlier this week I posted a conversation between Tim Miller of Texas EquuSearch and Ronald Cummings. Miller recounted a conversation they had in the bedroom of the trailer home he shares with his grandmother, and at the time, with Misty Cummings. Here is the original posting:

“… Ronald pulled a gun out of the closet — an assault rifle with 2 clips — each clip holding 32 bullets. Ronald looked at Miller and said, “When I find out where Haleigh’s at, I will blow the teeth out of the back of her head, and then I’ll do this…” He then got on his knees, put the butt of the rifle on the floor, leaned over and put the barrel in his mouth. There was no “IF” she had anything to do with it, Miller knew that Ronald was serious — that he would kill Misty, and then take his own life. It was at that point he knew they had to get Misty out of there, or she would end up dead…”

What I left out of the original post was that 5 year old Ronald, Jr. was in the room while this happened. I have just learned that the Florida Dept. of Children Services (FDCS) is now very concerned about the safety of Ronald, Jr. So much so that, after being alerted about my blog, they contacted Tim Miller and requested a sworn affidavit to the above statement. I understand that they will be paying a visit to the Cummings and possibly removing Ronald, Jr. from the home. I have been informed I will also be contacted as well by the FDCS to relay my observations and conversations with Ronald Cummings.

All this happened when I was in Satsuma filming Misty Cummings’ hypnosis and voice analysis. Prior to the filming, I had several conversations with Ronald outside his grandmother’s trailer. During one of those conversations, he threatens to kill anyone and everyone who had anything to do with the disappearance of his daughter, and “would kill anyone in shooting range.” (That included me.) “I’ll take everyone out, I’m so pissed.” Although the threat seemed idle at the time, I was unaware that 50 feet away was an assault rifle.

While I was in NY with Misty, she was very aware about the gun, and said that Ronald got it from a “military friend.” I don’t think Ronald is a bad father, but having an open assault rifle in a closet with a child in the house is a very poor choice for a parent. I have a feeling this poor choice may lead to Ronald, Jr. being removed from the house.

Also, on another note, below is a statement from Tim Miller in response to the outlandish remarks made by Mark Klass (and others) on Nancy Graces’ show the other night. Mark Klass said “If I were the Putnam County Sheriff, I would consider arresting Tim Miller for interferring in an investigation. I’m absolutely outraged by the things that I have heard tonight.” Arrest Tim Miller?? The key to Mark’s statement above is “what I’ve heard tonight.” He has no knowledge as to what is actually going on. What Mark Klass doesn’t know is that Tim Miller was working WITH law enforcement.

Now, as preposterous as Mark Klass’ statements were about Tim Miller, I do agree with him on his following statement:

“Now before anybody gets too far off on Misty here, and I quite frankly don’t totally believe her story either, but let’s remember, my daughter Polly was kidnapped in her bedroom while her mother slept soundly only 10 feet away. Exactly the same thing happened to Elizabeth Smart and to Danielle Van Dam. Entire families slept through these kidnappings. So as preposterous as her story may be, it`s not utterly impossible. We must all keep an open mind.”

We must all keep an open mind and not play judge a jury. Trying cases in the media during an ongoing investigation is a very dangerous game. I’m not 100% convinced by Misty Cummings’ story, but I will not be a member of the nightly cable news witch-hunt.


I would like to address some of the comments made by “so-called” experts about Texas EquuSearch in recent weeks. First of all, we have the most valuable members/volunteers of any organization in existence. Occasionally, we have had to do things which are not the “normal” for a search organization. Case in point, Misty Cummings – I made the decision to help Misty get away from a very volatile situation. She was in danger for her life, and I felt that if something happened to Misty, we would lose any chance of finding Haleigh. That is ALL this was about. So, I enlisted the help of one of our volunteers who had befriended Misty during our time in Satsuma, Donna Brock. Donna did a wonderful job in keeping Misty safe and, until the “road rage” incident, was doing so under the radar. This was not about media attention. Again, as I have said many times, I will use whatever resources that are at my disposal to find Haleigh.

At the time of this posting, I am on my way to another search. Before I go, I am on my way to deposit a small check I received from a construction job I did, into the Texas EquuSearch account so that we can help another family.

We were able to help bring closure to another family yesterday with the help of some hard working Texas EquuSearch members, along with the help of the local community who so willingly helped us because of the work we have done and continue to do.

I would invite any person who sits, wearing a suit on television, to come and put your jeans and boots on and join us on a real search. I wonder who our “so-called experts” are.

I would like to quote Abraham Lincoln:

If I tried to read, much less answer all the criticisms made of me, and all the attacks leveled against me, this office would have to be closed for all other business. I do the very best I know how, the very best I know how, the very best I can, I mean to keep on doing this down to the very end.

A. Lincoln

Tonight I had the pleasure of discussing the Haleigh Cummings and Caylee Anthony cases on the Levi Page Show (link below). My “partners in crime” were Bounty Hunter Leonard Padilla and Sheryl McCollum, a cold case investigator. I enjoyed discussing/arguing with them both. Sheryl and I agreed we would not be good on a jury together!!! I respect both of them, I enjoyed Levi as a host, and I appreciated his invitation….