FROM BAD TO WORSE FOR MISTY; STOP HORSING AROUND
Recently single Misty Croslin (her seven-month marriage to the missing girl’s father, Ronald Cummings ended Thursday), decided to celebrate her new found independence by getting high as a kite. Now she has been named as one of three young women who tried, and failed, to buy drugs at the Ragsdale Apartment Complex, police reported.
The trouble-attracting teenager, who was the last known person to see HaLeigh Cummings alive, was robbed and injured Monday night during a drug deal gone bad, according to the Palatka Police Department.
Croslin, 17, Brandy Steedley, 18, and Melinda Santmyer, 22, went to the apartments on Moody Road in Palatka around 8:15 p.m. Monday, according to the report.
Allegedly, two or three unidentified black males approached their car and reportedly grabbed Croslin and stole her purse. She managed to get into the car, and Steedley drove away — leaving Santmyer behind to flee on foot, police said. Investigating officers reportedly interviewed Santmyer at an apartment in the complex. She told officers “that they came to the apartment complex attempting to buy drugs,” according to the police department report. She stated that “she got out of the car to look for an unidentified man they gave money to for drugs.” “As she was going back to the vehicle the unidentified suspects came up to them” and stole Croslin’s purse. So much for the party. Let’s be objective all you Misty haters, maybe she wasn’t buying drugs, maybe she was just saying “High”.
Anyone with information about the reported Monday night attack in Palatka is asked to call the police department at (386) 329-0115.