Ronald Cummings, Misty Croslin Arrested for Drug Trafficking; Parents of Missing Girl
Monday, January 25, 2010 at 12:51 pm
|Misty Croslin was supposedly looking after her 5-year-old stepdaughter the night she vanished|
Police say the couple, who divorced after just a few months of marriage, sold $3,999 in Oxycodone and Hydrocodone to an undercover Putnam County detective on seven different occasions.
Also charged were Misty's brother, Hank Croslin Jr., and Hope Sykes and Donna Brock.
Cummings, the dimwitted yet exceedingly polite father who became a fixture on Nancy Grace, faces three counts of trafficking, and is being held on $500,000 bond. Croslin faces six counts and has a $950,000, suggesting neither will see daylight anytime soon.
UPDATE: Just when you thought the case of missing 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings couldn't get any weirder, it has. A paid informant goes rogue.
|Informant Donna Brock was supposed to coax info from Misty Croslin about her missing stepdaughter. Instead, Brock was coaxed into drug dealing.|
But it now turns out that Brock began her association with the case while serving as a volunteer for Texas EquuSearch, a private company that searches for missing people. During the early searches for Haleigh, Brock got close to Misty. She convinced EquuSearch that if she worked Misty, she could coax a confession or at least get information about the missing girl.
So EquuSearch paid Brock $3,000 to befriend Misty. "They met each other when we were doing the search for Haleigh," company director Tim Miller told the Orlando Sentinel. "Misty trusted her and liked her."
But Brock's relationship with EquuSearch turned sour after the road rage incident. The company sent her a letter terminating her membership in August.
Brock, however, didn't stop hanging out with Misty. But instead of coaxing Misty to do what's right, it appears the former do-gooder succumbed to Misty's ways. Last week, she was charged with drug trafficking and remains in jail on a $250,000 bond.
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