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« Reply #860 on: June 23, 2012, 07:34:40 PM »

http://www.dc.state.fl.us/facilities/index.html

Introduction to Information on Florida Correctional Facilities

Prison Facilities: The 140 prison facilities within the Florida Department of Corrections are divided into major institutions, annexes, work camps, work release centers, and road prisons throughout the state. The major institutions incarcerate 85.2% of the state prison inmates. These facilities incarcerate only those inmates convicted and sentenced to more than a year.

Inmates are classified into these different facilities based on the inmate's needs and the custody (security risk) of the inmate.

Facility profiles contained within this section present only the major institutions that incarcerate state prison inmates. These institutions do not incarcerate county jail inmates or those offenders on parole or serving one of the five types of state probation.
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« Reply #861 on: June 24, 2012, 05:50:36 PM »

https://twitter.com/#!/orlandomicki

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@disneymom1218 received an email from vine link - RONALD CUMMINGS with offender number V36497. This offender is under Community Supervision.  3h


micki ‏@orlandomicki
@MarkNeJame What is Community Supervision in Florida ? 3h

3h Mark NeJame ‏@MarkNeJame
@orlandomicki Community control supervision is a strict supervised house arrest, including holidays & weekends, restricting the def. freedom

   I don't get it......is this for the rest of his "sentence"? or has that been drastically reduced as well?
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« Reply #862 on: June 24, 2012, 06:43:36 PM »

Levi Page
6/23/12  What is going on with Ronald Cummings?
 

http://www.examiner.com/article/what-is-going-on-with-ronald-cummings
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« Reply #863 on: June 24, 2012, 10:44:58 PM »

Levi Page
6/23/12  What is going on with Ronald Cummings?
 

http://www.examiner.com/article/what-is-going-on-with-ronald-cummings

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Now we learn that Ronald is still in custody, and in transit to Brevard County, Florida. It is unknown the reason for the transfer to the county jail. Many people are speculating that Ronald may have witnessed or overheard something behind bars, and has turned into a prison snitch and is being moved so that he can testify against another inmate, in an attempt to get time shaved off his sentence.
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« Reply #864 on: June 25, 2012, 09:19:17 AM »

Levi Page
6/23/12  What is going on with Ronald Cummings?
 

http://www.examiner.com/article/what-is-going-on-with-ronald-cummings

From above link:

Now we learn that Ronald is still in custody, and in transit to Brevard County, Florida. It is unknown the reason for the transfer to the county jail. Many people are speculating that Ronald may have witnessed or overheard something behind bars, and has turned into a prison snitch and is being moved so that he can testify against another inmate, in an attempt to get time shaved off his sentence.
Levi was tweeting with Micki, which is where he got all his info. Notice that he didn't do any digging of his own.  He wrote the article before the latest e-mail Micki received which stated that RC was on Community supervision.  Don't know why the DOC would be playing games with the public.

http://www.dc.state.fl.us/activeinmates/detail.asp?Bookmark=1&From=list&SessionID=5435967

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DC Number:    V36497
Name:    CUMMINGS, RONALD L
Race:    WHITE
Sex:    MALE
Hair Color:    BROWN
Eye Color:    BLUE
Height:    5'11''
Weight:    164 lbs.
Birth Date:    10/29/1983
Initial Receipt Date:    10/06/2010
Current Facility:    OUT OF DEPT. CUSTODY BY COURT ORDER
Current Custody:    MEDIUM
Current Release Date:    08/10/2024

Home page    http://www.dc.state.fl.us/index.html
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« Reply #865 on: June 25, 2012, 10:06:30 AM »

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Today, possibly speaking without thinking, possibly blurting out something she had held inside for along time, Joe Overstreet’s Aunt Vickie disclosed [to a trusted source of this blog] Joe had raped her granddaughter when she was 4 years old! Now, 13, the granddaughter’s mother and her never, ever go around Joe Overstreet.

Now we know Joe Overstreet raped a child the age of 4 nine years ago… Joe would have been 14 years of age at the time of the sexual assault. A young violent kid who possibly never gave up the desire for sexual contact with a very young female child.
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« Reply #866 on: June 25, 2012, 11:41:35 AM »

http://radionewz.net/2012/06/bombshell-joe-overstreets-aunt-vickie-unloads-shocker/

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Today, possibly speaking without thinking, possibly blurting out something she had held inside for along time, Joe Overstreet’s Aunt Vickie disclosed [to a trusted source of this blog] Joe had raped her granddaughter when she was 4 years old! Now, 13, the granddaughter’s mother and her never, ever go around Joe Overstreet.

Now we know Joe Overstreet raped a child the age of 4 nine years ago… Joe would have been 14 years of age at the time of the sexual assault. A young violent kid who possibly never gave up the desire for sexual contact with a very young female child.
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And why were no charges filed, even in juvenile court?  Is the family that afraid of Joe?  I don't think LE needs the family's permission to file charges even at this late date.   
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« Reply #867 on: June 25, 2012, 01:20:15 PM »

Haleigh Cummings' father moved to Brevard County jail for court hearing

Posted: June 25, 2012 - 12:12pm  |  Updated: June 25, 2012 - 12:24pm


By Dan Scanlan
Ronald Cummings, father of a 5-year-old girl who remains missing three years after her disappearance from his Satsuma home, got a weekend out of prison less than a year into his 15-year sentence for drug dealing.

But the only reason Haleigh Cummings' father left the state's Santa Rosa Correctional Institution in Milton on Friday is because he was picked up by Brevard County officials for a court hearing there, according to Putnam County Sheriff's Office officials.


Someone started spreading the word over the weekend that Cummings had been released from prison, according to Deputy Hancel Woods, the Sheriff's Office spokesman. But Cummings is listed as "Out of Dept. Custody by Court Order" from the Santa Rosa facility on the Florida Department of Corrections website. And he was booked into the Brevard County Jail in Cocoa on Sunday.

"He's not running around loose," Woods said. "It was a hearing related to his child custody and parental rights and nothing to do with why he's in prison. That is why it says 'Custody by Court Order' on the Department of Corrections website."
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Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2012-06-25/story/haleigh-cummings-father-moved-brevard-county-jail-court-hearing#ixzz1ypHaF5y4

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« Reply #868 on: June 25, 2012, 10:47:27 PM »

http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap/haleigh-cummings/view
HALEIGH CUMMINGS
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« Reply #869 on: June 25, 2012, 10:50:17 PM »

I have read these informational posts and feel like I have entered the Twilight Zone !

After all of this time there is 1 thing I am still sure of, & that is the fact that Ron Cummings is
WHITE TRASH !
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« Reply #870 on: June 26, 2012, 03:59:06 AM »

Well he's not alone in the group! Besides that--IMO always, he does not know where his little girl is and he certainly didn't kill her.
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« Reply #871 on: June 26, 2012, 12:13:33 PM »

http://news.yahoo.com/ronald-cummings-release-report-false-alarm-unrelated-missing-220300402.html

Ronald Cummings Release Report False Alarm, Unrelated to Missing Haleigh

 Yahoo! Contributor Network – 17 hrs ago

Ronald Cummings, father of missing child Haleigh Cummings, was transported to Brevard County jail this weekend, sparking online rumors he'd cut a deal with authorities and been released from prison. According to Jacksonville.com, Putnam County authorities released Cummings to Brevard County authorities due to his scheduled appearance in a Brevard courthouse.
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A sheriff's department spokesman revealed the court hearing is not about Haleigh or the drug case but about child custody and his parental rights. Presumably the sheriff's office is referring to custody of Cummings' other child, Ronald Cummings, Jr. Ronald, Jr., was four when his sister was reported missing. His mother, Chrystal Sheffield, gained custody of him in 2010 shortly after Ronald, Sr., was arrested for drug-trafficking, News4JAX reported at the time.
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Cummings appealed his drug trafficking conviction in March. The court denied his appeal, according to case records compiled on the Statement Analysis blog. A subsequent motion for rehearing was also denied.
According to First Coast News, Cummings' court date in Brevard County is July 2. He is not scheduled to be released from prison until 2024.




He may have been moved this early to be able to confer with his atty???
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« Reply #872 on: June 26, 2012, 01:28:48 PM »

http://news.yahoo.com/ronald-cummings-release-report-false-alarm-unrelated-missing-220300402.html

Ronald Cummings Release Report False Alarm, Unrelated to Missing Haleigh

 Yahoo! Contributor Network – 17 hrs ago

Ronald Cummings, father of missing child Haleigh Cummings, was transported to Brevard County jail this weekend, sparking online rumors he'd cut a deal with authorities and been released from prison. According to Jacksonville.com, Putnam County authorities released Cummings to Brevard County authorities due to his scheduled appearance in a Brevard courthouse.
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A sheriff's department spokesman revealed the court hearing is not about Haleigh or the drug case but about child custody and his parental rights. Presumably the sheriff's office is referring to custody of Cummings' other child, Ronald Cummings, Jr. Ronald, Jr., was four when his sister was reported missing. His mother, Chrystal Sheffield, gained custody of him in 2010 shortly after Ronald, Sr., was arrested for drug-trafficking, News4JAX reported at the time.

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Cummings appealed his drug trafficking conviction in March. The court denied his appeal, according to case records compiled on the Statement Analysis blog. A subsequent motion for rehearing was also denied.
According to First Coast News, Cummings' court date in Brevard County is July 2. He is not scheduled to be released from prison until 2024.




He may have been moved this early to be able to confer with his atty???


Possibly trying to get parental right stripped.  If I was little Ron's mother, I would be moving forward with such action.

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« Reply #873 on: June 26, 2012, 01:30:45 PM »

Oh, pooh!  I jumped right smack dab in the middle of Tupelo's box.  Sorry, maybe MB will fix me, again.  To the time out room for me

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« Reply #874 on: June 26, 2012, 09:36:27 PM »

Father of Haleigh Cummings moved for custody hearing
Ronald Cummings moved from Putnam to Brevard
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TITUSVILLE, Fla. - The father of Haleigh Cummings, the Putnam County toddler missing for three years, was transferred from state prison to the Brevard County Jail Tuesday.

Ronald Cummings is in the Brevard County Jail awaiting a custody hearing.

A Brevard County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said the hearing is in Brevard County because Cummings has another child, or children, with a woman in the area.
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Cummings' parental rights for Haleigh and a son, both of whom are the children of Crystal Sheffield, have already been removed.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reveals, Cummings had one or more children with a Brevard County woman previous to his relationship with Sheffield.

Cummings was brought to the Brevard County Jail from his prison cell in North Florida because a new parental rights termination hearing will be held.

Records for the hearing are sealed; the identities of the mother and child or children are secret.
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The hearing will be at the Titusville Court House on Monday at 4:30 p.m. and is not be open to the public.

Read more: http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/Father-of-Haleigh-Cummings-moved-for-custody-hearing/-/11788162/15273866/-/w96mbxz/-/index.html#ixzz1yx93dw2T



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« Reply #875 on: June 27, 2012, 01:26:40 PM »

http://missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewPoster&caseNum=1115793&orgPrefix=NCMC&searchLang=en_US
               HALEIGH CUMMINGS                                                                         Age Progressed
                                                                               

Endangered Missing

   
DOB:  Aug 17, 2003
Age Now: 8
Missing:  Feb 10, 2009
Missing From:
   SATSUMA
   FL
   United States
Sex:  Female
Race:  White
Hair:  Blonde
Eyes:  Brown
Height:  3'0" (91cm)
Weight:  39lbs (18kg)


   
Haleigh's photo is shown age-progressed to 8 years. She was last known to be sleeping in her home, in the area of Hermit's Cove in Satsuma, Florida, on the evening of February 9, 2009. Haleigh was discovered missing during the early morning hours of February 10, 2009. She may still be in the local area. Haleigh's ears are pierced.

   ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)
Putnam County Sheriff's Office (Florida) 1-386-329-0801
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« Reply #876 on: June 27, 2012, 03:04:40 PM »

Thanks Tupelo and everyone else for the info.  I noticed a few things missing or incorrect in a news article.  Ronald C. was admitted into the Santa Rosa COUNTY JAIL on the 22nd which is not, (at least I don't think), a state facility.  I can't find a reason for this move.  But whatev.

So do I have this right?  They are saying that to go to a court hearing in Brevard County he was driven west, appx 200 miles from his prison to a county jail.  Then he stayed the weekend and on Sunday was driven over 400? miles  the other direction to a secret court meeting about custody of a child conceived before he met Haleigh's mom.   

Then the blogging journalists who report on this case are not reporting. Good Grief!
 

Doesn't sound right to me.  MY OPINION ONLY!!! 

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« Reply #877 on: July 04, 2012, 08:56:02 AM »

Hi Monks! 

Santa Rosa Correctional Institute is a state prison..

http://www.dc.state.fl.us/facilities/region1/119.html
Santa Rosa Correctional Institution
County: Santa Rosa

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Directions: From I-10 take Exit 31 (Milton/Navarre). Drive north on State Road 87 approximately one mile to US-90. Go straight across US-90 and over the railroad tracks (this is East Milton Road). Continue driving for approximately one mile. The Institution is located around the curve and on the right-hand side.

Historical Information: This facility was established in 1996 and houses adult male inmates. Santa Rosa Annex and Santa Rosa Work Camp are under the supervision of Santa Rosa C.I.

Total Staff (on 7/11):   482

Facility Profile Information: Last updated 8/11
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« Reply #878 on: July 04, 2012, 10:14:17 AM »

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1207/03/ijvm.01.html
JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL
What Happened to Haleigh Cummings?
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JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL, HOST: New developments tonight in a case that, well, it`s captivated all of us. What happened to little Haleigh Cummings? And are police any closer to some real answers?

(VOICE-OVER) Tonight a dramatic new twist in the search for Haleigh Cummings, The adorable 5-year-old who`s been missing for three years. Now, the little girl`s dad gets a weekend out of prison. Ron Cummings is less than a year into his 15-year sentence. So why was he temporarily let out? We`ll explain.

Plus, how has Misty changed during all this time behind bars? And are police any closer to finding little Haleigh?

Then, in tonight "JVM`s Most Wanted," who killed a beloved couple in their own home in a quiet California neighborhood? Their killer`s still walking free. We`re reigniting the investigation into this unsolved murder mystery.

And how to live better now: our fitness magician, Tom Holland, shows us how stability balls can change your life.

MISTY CROSLIN, EX-WIFE OF RON CUMMINGS: Everything`s focused on Haleigh. What Haleigh wanted.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There`s always been a shadow of a doubt over Misty Cummings`s accounts of what happened to little Haleigh.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The blonde-haired brown-eyed little girl whose community wants her home.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The missing 6-year-old now presumed dead by investigators.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Croslin says she heard Haleigh scream, cry and struggle.

CROSLIN: I didn`t do anything with that little girl. I loved her like she`s my own. And I`ll do anything to get her back.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Misty was in tears as she heard she`ll spend the next 25 years in jail.

FLORA HOLLARS, MISTY GRANDMOTHER: Tied Haleigh up with a yellow rope and tied a brick or block to the rope and dropped her into the St. Johns River.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hank Croslin Jr. says his conscience has been eating away at him.

RON CUMMINGS, FATHER OF HALEIGH: If I find whoever has my daughter before ya`ll do, I`m killing them. I don`t care. I`ll spend the rest of my life in prison.

CRYSTAL SHEFFIELD, HALEIGH`S MOTHER: In my heart I know she`s out there.

(END VIDEOTAPE)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Tonight, astounding new developments in a story that has captivated the nation.

Good evening. I`m Jane Velez-Mitchell.

Little missing Haleigh Cummings vanished in the dead of the night from her father`s Florida trailer. And now, Haleigh`s father is making headlines for going to a new secret child custody hearing. Yes. Yanked out of jail to go to this hearing.

Tonight we`re re-examining everything about this confounding case. And also tonight, police are telling us this is not a cold case, that they investigate Haleigh`s disappearance constantly.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

CUMMINGS: I just got home from work. My 5-year-old daughter is gone.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: OK.

CUMMINGS: I need somebody to be here now. I`m telling you.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Listen to me, we`ve got two officers...

CUMMINGS: If I find whoever has my daughter before ya`ll do, I`m killing him. I don`t care. I`ll spend the rest of my life in prison.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: That`s the frantic 911 call over three years ago that launched a massive search for 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings.

Her dad`s 17-year-old girlfriend, Misty Croslin, was supposed to be babysitting little Haleigh. She claimed initially that she woke up around 3 in the morning, the back door was wide open, and Haleigh had vanished.

Thousands of volunteers, countless hours of investigation later, cops still have not uncovered what happened to this child. Was she murdered? Misty`s own grandmother, Flo, thought so. Listen to this.

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HOLLARS: Tied Haleigh up with a yellow rope and tied a brick or block to the rope and dropped her into the St. Johns River.

She was crying. And I told her, I said, "Baby, don`t cry. This is something you should have said a long time ago."

She says, "But, Nanny, I was scared."

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Tragically, Grandma Flo has now died.

Meantime, both Haleigh`s dad, Ron, and his now ex-wife, Misty, are serving very long prison sentences on drug charges. Are cops just waiting for them to crack and tell them what really happened that night?

Straight out to Kim Picazio, the former attorney for Haleigh`s biological mother, Crystal Sheffield.

Thank you for joining us tonight. Kim, we`ve been hearing this news that Ron Cummings left jail just the other day to attend a child custody hearing that was shrouded in secrecy. We do not know the name of the child, or children or the mother involved.

Now, we reached out to Ron`s last attorney on record, but we haven`t heard anything back. What do you know, Kim?

KIM PICAZIO, FORMER ATTORNEY FOR CRYSTAL SHEFFIELD: The only thing I could find out, I called the prison and they had stated that he had been transported to -- from the prison itself to a local jail and had been transported to Brevard County, Florida, which is around the Titusville area.

And apparently, there is a court proceeding that has been confirmed. It`s in relation to a child and the mother. And I guess Ronald would be the putative father. We do not know who the child is or the mother`s name. However, the court dockets do not reflect any case wherein you can see Ronald was a party.

We also called, and we found out that would mean, most likely, that this is a proceeding wherein Ronald is a parent with regard to a Department of Children and Families proceeding. And we all know that Ronald is very used to being in department involvement, as he had lost custody of Junior, his son with Crystal Sheffield.

So this could be a second case where the Department of Children and Families is seeking to take away this man`s parental rights.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: And again, if Ron Cummings still has an attorney, that attorney is invited any time anywhere for his side of it at all. We want to be fair here. And obviously, Ron Cummings is incarcerated, so he cannot talk to us directly tonight.

Let`s go out to Wendy Murphy, former prosecutor. If indeed Ron Cummings had another child with another woman before all of this drama that the world was engulfed in, does that change the equation? Does it open the door for other motives and other potential back stories?

WENDY MURPHY, FORMER PROSECUTOR: Well, of course. I mean, but it depends why he`s involved, why he`s being taken here, and what the issue is. If -- and it makes sense that if it`s not on the docket, it`s got to be confidential, which means there`s some question, potentially, about abuse or neglect.

If there`s any reason to connect those dots in terms of him having a pattern of behavior, then it could not only help us understand more about his potential role in all of this, but it could open new doors in the investigation. So that`s a good thing.

You know, I wouldn`t want the guy out of jail for any reason. Why couldn`t they do it by video conferencing? I just don`t like the fact that he was allowed to breathe fresh air, frankly. That`s how I feel.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, Haleigh`s father, Ron Cummings -- we all know this crazy story -- he married Misty Croslin, the person who basically was watching his child when the child disappeared just a month after little Haleigh went missing. Misty was just 17 years old at the time. And she was just positively beaming -- beaming -- and just overjoyed where she got engaged.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

CROSLIN: Last night at Chili`s.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: What did he do?

CROSLIN: He got down on his knees and said, "Would you marry me?"

Everybody`s starting to take this marriage thing the wrong way, but it`s -- it`s still focused on Haleigh. This is what Haleigh wanted.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Now, that fairy-tale romance, as we all know, didn`t last long. Here is their wedding video from NBC. Just seven months later they were divorced.

Misty has said they got married because Ron was worried about being in a relationship with a minor. Some other people said they got hitched so they could each get spousal privilege and not be forced to testify against each other in court about Haleigh`s disappearance.

Ron`s been quoted as saying he married Misty to try to get the truth out of her about what happened, reportedly saying, "You keep your friends close and your enemies closer."

I want to go out to Levi Page, crime blogger, Internet radio host out of Nashville, Tennessee. You`ve been all over this. What about this crazy relationship with these two? And what does it say about what happened to Haleigh that night?

LEVI BLOGGER, INTERNET RADIO HOST: Well, we know that these two have been involved in drugs, drug dealing, drug use for a very long time. And we know that both of them have not been cooperative with law enforcement. Ronald Cummings got an attorney in the very beginning of this case.

We also know that Misty has told inconsistent stories. Everything that she`s told has been a lie.

And you mentioned their marriage. Right after they got married, Haleigh had only been missing about a month, and they went to New York City and "The Today Show." And they also went on amusement park rides all the while this child is missing.

And now the police have said that she was dead. That means her body was rotting somewhere dead, and these two were out there partying. And they claim they love Haleigh, but their actions speak otherwise.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: All right. Well, to your point, the night Haleigh vanished from her bed, it`s still a mystery to investigators. But we`ve talked to them. And they assured us it is not a cold case.

Let`s look at some of the key facts we know. Misty, Haleigh`s father, Ron`s girlfriend. So Misty was going out with Haleigh`s dad, Ron. Misty was babysitting little Haleigh and Haleigh`s little brother, Ron Jr. that night.

Now, Ron came home after 3 in the morning. He says he discovered little Haleigh had vanished from the trailer. During the 911 call Ron blamed Misty, it would seem, for what happened. Listen to this infamous 911 call.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

CUMMINGS: Hello?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: OK, sir, let me talk to your wife. Let me get some information from her.

CUMMINGS: (UNINTELLIGIBLE)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Can I talk to her? OK.

CUMMINGS: How the (EXPLETIVE DELETED) do you let my daughter get stolen, (EXPLETIVE DELETED)?

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: OK. T.J. Hart, co-host of "Des Moines Morning News," you covered this case. Misty initially said she woke up in the middle of the night. The trailer door was propped open with a brick, Misty was gone.

But there were reports that claimed she switched her story and then talked about some kind of fight over a gun with a bunch of members of the Klan. And little Haleigh being snatched. How many versions are out there of what happened that night?

T.J. HART, CO-HOST, "DES MOINES MORNING NEWS" (via phone): Ask her, and when you ask her, but I`m only aware of about seven or eight.

The first inconsistency was that -- which bed was the child in? Because they had a large bed and a smaller bed.

Also, going out to get a drink of water, or going to the bathroom, seeing a light on. And a bathroom is accessible from the room she was in. Why would she go out into a hallway? That`s the only way that she could ever see that light.

There are inconsistencies also pertaining to whether the bed was made or not made. According to Ron when he came home, the bed was made. So where did the children sleep, if they did sleep at all that night? Where were they?

There were rumors that Misty had been out of that trailer. She`s told me point-blank that she was not partying that night. But as inconsistent as everything else has been with her story, you`ve got to -- you`ve got to believe that there`s something else going on there.

There are also stories that the -- the young boy had mentioned that he saw a stranger come in with tennis shoes and made the couch bounce. That`s another story that went around.

And then there were other ones where she might have heard something, but she wasn`t sure. She might have seen something, but she wasn`t sure. This is when she was allegedly under hypnosis, as well.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

CROSLIN: I didn`t notice about Haleigh until I seen the back door open. And I go, and she`s gone. And that`s all I know.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Misty Croslin has changed. Look at her appearance. During her time behind bars she has put on weight. Oh, my gosh. She`s barely recognizable. She`s doing 25 years on an unrelated drug charge.

We`re investigating tonight.

Let`s go out to the phone lines. Laura, Illinois, your question or thought, Laura -- Laura.

CALLER: Hi, Jane.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Hi, how are you?

CALLER: OK. How are you?

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Good.

CALLER: It`s always been my feeling from the first time I saw Ronald Cummings give his first interview that he was in an altered mental state. I mean, there was no doubt in my mind -- I have personal experience with addiction -- that he was higher than a kite when he talked on the news.

And I really believe that somehow something happened before he went to work that resulted in the death of Haleigh. And I think both he and Misty were present. And I think that she`s more covering up for him than he is for her. I think...

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, I think you`re making some excellent points. The Cummings/Croslin families have certainly had their own share of drama, even before little Haleigh went missing.

Misty`s own grandmother made some shocking allegations on our show about what happened, for example, between Misty and her cousin, Joe Overstreet, which kind of gets back to Ron at the end of it. Listen to this.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Have they been friends in the past? Or was there friction?

HOLLARS: Oh, yes, they`ve always been friends. Now, Misty stated that Joe had molested her when she was up there in Nashville. But she never once said anything to me about it. And she always wanted to go to his house. So if he molested her, she must have liked it.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Misty`s grandmother, Flo, again has now passed away.

This is Joe Overstreet. He`s never been arrested on molestation charges. We can`t independently confirm those allegations. He`s always claimed he`s being used as a scapegoat by his family. We have a call into his attorney and haven`t heard back.

One theory, though, and I`ll take this out to T.J. Ward, private investigator who`s covered this case. One theory from the night Haleigh went missing is that Joe Overstreet and Misty`s brother, Hank Croslin, went to that trailer to get a gun. Some kind of memorabilia, some weapon. And when they couldn`t find the gun, they took Haleigh instead. What do you know about that theory?

T.J. WARD, PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR: Well, I administered the layered voice analysis on Haleigh [SIC]. And that was one of the things that came up. And she was not being truthful.

The whole test based around what she talked about and what events took place on the night that she went missing are totally false. She has just lied through the whole test.

And she wanted to take the layered voice analysis test after she had taken the polygraph and flunked and then shortly after that took the hypnosis test while I was there.

And ironically, she was talking about the hypnosis test just freely, that she basically knew she was going on. So I don`t think the hypnosis actually put her under.

But she talked about Overstreet. And she basically just said -- and used him as an escape goat. But I can tell you from the test results from me running the -- administering the voice analysis test that Haleigh Cummings [SIC] does know what happened -- I mean, Misty Croslin knows what happened to Haleigh Cummings on that night.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Misty Croslin does know, according to you.

WARD: Yes.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Why do you say that?

WARD: Because all these direct questions and what she told about her story were very false and untrue. Which leads me to believe some of the questions that I asked her and what she talked about, that she personally had knowledge to come up with false statements and inaccuracies.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

CUMMINGS: Keep Haleigh`s face out there. And if you have any information leading to her disappearance to call it in. It don`t matter who it hurts. And I want to let everyone know that I`m not hiding anything from anybody. And if somebody has something to do with it, let them fry.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: So right now Ron`s doing 15 years. Misty, 25 years. What did they do to get thrown in prison?

Even as investigators were frantic to figure out what really happened to Haleigh, check out the dash cam video of Misty dealing drugs to an undercover detective. She was caught and sentenced, again, to a quarter of a century in prison.

At the time her grandma, Flo Hollars, said it was a good thing she was going to jail.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

HOLLARS: Really, she knowed [SIC] better than to do that. And I feel like that after she gets in there and she starts doing all her stuff, she`ll come out early, and she`ll know what to do the next time around.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Misty did not have a prior record. She just turned 18 when she was sentenced to 25 years. Oh, my gosh. Twenty-five years for an 18-year-old. I mean, that is extraordinary. That`s like watching your life slip away.

Wendy Murphy, if in fact, she does know what really happened, as T.J. Ward, private investigator, just told us through voice analysis, and she`s been given a 25-year sentence, can she still use the truth as leverage to get a reduced sentence and help us get closure to find out what happened to Haleigh?

MURPHY: Yes. I mean, I think there`s no doubt that part of what we`re watching unfold is a strategy to separate and squeeze the two key suspects. One of them is clearly more responsible. I don`t think it`s Misty. I think she`s a dim-witted nitwit, frankly. I don`t think she knows the deal. She may know some stuff, but she doesn`t know the real deal.

I mean, that somebody owed somebody a lot of money and they took the kid as payment on some kind of drug debt makes sense to me. I don`t think that was Misty`s doing.

She probably does know a lot. But here`s the thing, Jane. I write about this in my book, "And Justice for Some," what`s called the cross finger pointing problem. So as long as these two, Ron and Misty, stay quiet about the truth, and they keep putting these nonsensical theories out into the court of public opinion, they each get to essentially point the finger at the other.

And that`s what makes it impossible for law enforcement to solve this crime. They need one of them to give that up, because you can`t let either of them go to trial. They`ll blame the other. They have built-in reasonable doubt. It`s a frustrating case.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: A lot of people think Misty`s covering up for Ron because she`s so in love with him. Remember, this woman tattooed Ron`s name on her body after all this went down. That`s pretty obsessed.

Now, Ron Cummings, of course, was thrown into the spotlight when little Haleigh went missing. He was in front of the cameras crying saying he wanted to find his child. Listen to this.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

CUMMINGS: We got her off the school bus. She ran to me and jumped in my arms, drove the car home. Got out. Gave me a hug and a kiss. Loved on me.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Levi Page, what about Ron spilling the beans?

PAGE: Yes. Well, you know, Jane, that he got a plea deal in 2010 -- in the summer of 2010, and he got some of his charges dropped. And he`s serving 15 years. And we know as part of that plea deal that he gave a proffer to the state attorney.

And as part of that proffer, he gave new information in Haleigh`s case. We know that it was about Haleigh Cummings` case, Jane, because the proffer is sealed. If it was about the drug case, we would be able to know about it, because the drug cases are closed. He gave a proffer on an ongoing investigation.

So I think that Ronald does know information. I think that`s pretty evident by now. And I think that clip you played of him crying was a fake. I agree with the caller that called it earlier. He was high as a kite.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

CROSLIN: Everything`s still focused on Haleigh. This is what Haleigh wanted.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There`s always been a shadow of doubt over Misty Cummings` account of what happened to little Haleigh.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The blond-haired, brown-eyed little girl, whose community wants her home.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The missing 6-year-old now presumed dead by investigators.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Croslin says she heard Haleigh scream, cry and struggle.

CROSLIN: I didn`t do anything with that little girl. I love her like she`s my own. And I`ll do anything to get her back.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Misty Cummings was in tears as she heard she`ll spend the next 25 years in jail.

HOLLARS: Tied Haleigh up with a yellow rope and tied a brick or block to the rope and dropped her into the St. Johns River.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hank Croslin Jr. says his conscience has been eating away at him.

CUMMINGS: If I find whoever has my daughter before ya`ll do, I`m killing them. I don`t care. I`ll spend the rest of my life in prison.

SHEFFIELD: Deep in my heart I know she`s out there.

(END VIDEOTAPE)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: New developments tonight in the search for missing Haleigh Cummings. As cops say this is not a cold case. And they continue to search for her and investigate every day.

We are learning that her father, Ron Cummings, was yanked out of prison where he is doing hard time and long time for drug dealing, and taken to a court hearing that is shrouded in secrecy.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Straight out to Kim Picazio; you are the biological mother of little Haleigh`s former attorney, in other words Crystal Sheffield`s former attorney. What do you know about this secret family court hearing?

KIM PICAZIO, CRYSTAL SHEFFIELD`S FORMER ATTORNEY: We don`t know much because apparently the docket does not reflect any cases regarding children involved with DCF or Department of Children and Families. So at this point the verdict`s out. We don`t really know what type of proceeding this is. What we do know --

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, but there is a possibility of another child that Ron had -- listen, I hadn`t heard about it. Look at the files that I have from the case. This is just one of them. We have drawers full of it. And we were frantically looking to see if, well, maybe this had come up earlier. We couldn`t find any evidence. If he has another child, is that a secret that`s just been revealed essentially to the public?

PICAZIO: I don`t think so. I think there is another child that was reported on during the case when I was -- my legal team was in town. It was very evident. And Ron understood that he had another child. He had never been involved with that child. He in fact had done news reports where he claimed -- and his mother, that they only had two children which was Haleigh and Ronald Jr.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: That`s what I mean.

PICAZIO: However, we do know there is another child by another lady who he used to date after Crystal Sheffield. He has never been through a paternity proceeding or otherwise. So this could actually be a proceeding involving that woman.

Or, since we know Ron very well, that he would think nothing of having multiple children out of wedlock with other teenage-type mothers since that was his MO. This could be a third child out of wedlock that he`s decided to shun and throw away as he`s done all of his other children.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, listen, we want to be fair here. We`ve been trying to reach out to his last-known attorney. We have not been able to. That person or any representative for Ron Cummings is invited on our show any time.

But to that point, Haleigh`s biological mother Crystal Sheffield has always been an outspoken critic of her ex, Ron. Here`s what she has had to say.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

CRYSTAL SHEFFIELD, MOTHER OF HALEIGH CUMMINGS: Deep in my heart I know she`s out there. And nobody knows the pain that I go through -- nobody. And they never will. I don`t care who they are.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, Wendy Murphy, we had sort of seen Ron crying and screaming about little Haleigh. We thought, well, he may have problems, but he`s a good dad, but this other child now -- potential child, surfacing. What does it say about his parental sense of responsibility?

WENDY MURPHY, FORMER PROSECUTOR: Well, assume it`s a situation involving another child, you know, it doesn`t take a lot to get from point A to point B on what kind of dad he really is. Any guy who irresponsibly impregnates women of any age, particularly teenagers, is inherently a bad father and probably a terrible human being.

And this isn`t just about child support. It`s just irresponsible to create kids that you don`t give a damn about. You know, it`s too bad that there has to be a hearing for this guy to figure out what his rights are. I think if you`re in prison for the rest of your life and a suspect in the disappearance, likely murder of your own child, I don`t think you should be allowed to be a father no matter how biologically connected you might be.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Let`s get back to the last major search for Haleigh Cummings. Two years ago -- there`s video of the search. You may remember this, cops scouring the St. Johns River which isn`t far from the trailer. They actually took Misty -- you see her there down by the river.

There were claims that Misty`s cousin, Joe used to feed al gaiters at that dock. Grandma Flo claimed that she thought Haleigh was thrown into the river.

T.J. Ward, briefly, you`re a private investigator, what do you know. Apparently they found nothing, right?

T.J. WARD, PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR: They didn`t find anything. They found bones and they found a rope that they thought may have been something, but they believed it was somebody from fishing. They found a couple of bricks with ropes on it, but I think they didn`t tie those up -- they didn`t tie it to her at all (inaudible) to her going missing.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: All right. What a tragic mystery. We`re all over it.

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« Reply #879 on: July 05, 2012, 04:44:40 AM »

I do believe she is in the river and that she'll never be found... just MO
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