This is just a collection of a FEW of the articles I’ve found lately giving us a picture of Misty Croslin.
Judge for yourselves.
Misty Cummings and two friends were robbed Monday night after allegedly trying to make a drug deal. According to a report by WJXT-TV, one of the young women, 18-year-old Brandy Steedley, said the three women went to Ragsdale Apartment Complex in Palatka, Florida, “so that one of the girls in the car could make contact with a friend.”
One of the other women, however, told a different story. Melinda Santmyer, 22, said that the three of them were at the apartment complex “attempting to buy drugs.”
According to the report, two or three men approached Misty and Melinda when they were headed back to the car after they “got out of the car to look for an unidentified man the women gave money to for drugs.” It was reported that the men grabbed Misty and took her purse and grabbed Melinda’s purse as well.
Misty was able to break free and get back to the vehicle. Once back in the car, Misty, along with Brandy drove off while Melinda ran away on foot. Misty suffered minor injuries.
Misty and Haleigh’s dad, Ronald, were divorced just days ago.
Misty Cummings, the stepmother of missing Satsuma, Fla. girl, HaLeigh Cummings, no longer has legal representation. Shortly after he appearance on CBS’ ‘Early Show’ on Friday, her attorney said he will no longer represent her.
Putnam County lawyer, Robert Fields said he “wishes her well” and feels he has “navigated her through the most difficult parts of this matter,” according to First Coast News.
First Coast reports that Fields advised Misty to decline the national interview on Friday. During the show, Misty hinted that her husband’s family may be involved in HaLeigh’s disappearance. Shortly after the show, Fields made the announcement he would no longer represent Misty.
When HaLeigh went missing in February, her father, Ronald Cummings was at work, while Misty was at home with the girl and her younger brother. Misty claims she awoke in the middle of the night and HaLeigh was gone.
On Tuesday, Ronald appeared on HLN’s Nancy Grace show and announced he was divorcing Misty.
Also on October 8:
Misty Cummings, the stepmother of missing girl, HaLeigh Cummings, was stopped on Interstate 4 on Wednesday after a motorist complained the women threatened her with a weapon.
A Massachusetts woman, Courtney Ballinger, 25, called 911 saying she was being threatened by two women in a blue Dodge Caliber. The incident occurred in Seminole County at the end of Lake Mary Boulevard.
Ballinger said she thought the driver had waved a gun at her and that both women were making obscene gestures. She also told the 911 dispatcher that the women threatened to beat her up.
“They’re waving something around and I don’t know what it is, but I don’t want to find out,” Ballinger said.
The Orlando Sentinel reports the incident began at Maitland Blvd. when the women pulled up next to Ballinger and began yelling and making hand gestures.
According to authorities, Ballinger was shaken and extremely scared. “These people are like seriously scaring me big time, and I don’t get scared easily,” she said.
According to the Sentinel, a deputy arrived on the scene and handcuffed the driver of the vehicle, Donna Brock, 43, of Georgia. Misty, 17, was a passenger in the Dodge and was also handcuffed. The car was searched, but no gun was found and the two women were subsequently released.
Tuesday night, HaLeigh’s father and Misty’s husband, Ronald Cummings, appeared on HLN’s Nancy Grace and said he was divorcing his wife. To see video of his interview with Grace, click here.
Misty claims to have been the last person to see HaLeigh, however, authorities have publicly stated there are holes in her story about the night the little girl disappeared.
From the beginning, there have been rumors and speculation surrounding Misty [Croslin] Cummings’ account of the night little HaLeigh Cummings disappeared over six months ago. On Wednesday, reports indicate that Misty failed three recent tests related to the search for the missing six-year-old girl.According to Misty, the night HaLeigh disappeared, she was at home with the girl and her younger brother while their father, Ronald Cummings was at work. At the time, Misty was Cummings’ girlfriend, but the two wed in March.Misty claims she went to sleep and later got up to use the bathroom. She then noticed the kitchen light was on, the back door propped open by a brick, and discovered HaLeigh was gone.Some speculate that Misty left the children alone the night HaLeigh went missing, although Misty disputes that allegation and has publicly stated “I was there the whole night.”Only two weeks ago, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office stated that Misty’s account of the night HaLeigh went missing is “sketchy” and that she “continues to hold important answers.”
Tim Miller said the family contacted him for help in the case, and Misty told him she wanted to clear her name. She asked about hypnosis, voice analysis, and another polygraph test.Although Miller said Misty’s attorney advised her not to take the tests, Misty agreed to undergo each of the examinations, and according to Miller, “failed miserably” when it came to the polygraph test and “did not cooperate” with the hypnosis.Tim Fields, Misty’s attorney, told First Coast that he believes Misty was pressured into taking the tests.First Coast attempted to speak with HaLeigh’s father and Misty’s husband, Ronald, but he told the them he had nothing to say.Misty had undergone a polygraph test at the beginning of the investigation, and officials were surprised to learn she put herself through another round of questioning voluntarily. Investigators have interviewed Misty a number of times and continue to say her story is inconsistent.
Polygraph of August 19:
Misty Cummings, the stepmother of missing Fla. girl HaLeigh Cummings was given a polygraph test on Aug. 19 regarding the little girl’s disappearance.Tim Miller of Equusearch arranged a polygraph test, a voice analysis examination, and a hypnosis session at Misty’s insistence because she claimed she wanted to clear her name. Miller said on Wednesday that Misty failed all three tests.
Miller said Misty was asked four questions. The questions, Misty’s answers, and the amount of deception noted are below:
Question: Did you intentionally withhold any information regarding Haleigh’s disappearance?
Result: 99% deception
Question: Do you know what happened to Haleigh?
Result: 99% deception
Question: Do you know where Haleigh is now?
Result: 95% Deception
Question: Do you know who took Haleigh?
Result: 42% deception
According to Miller, who was confused by the last question and the amount of deception of 42%, a polygraph expert explained that result could mean there were multiple people involved, and that something may have happened inside the house preventing Misty from knowing who actually abducted HaLeigh.
Miller also said that Misty cried after obtaining the results of the test, and then stormed out of the room. After speaking to her, she then requested hypnosis and voice analysis examinations.
Stepmother Claims Innocence, Says Divorce with Ronald Cummings Because of Pressure, and “Other Side of the Family” Has Missing Haleigh Cummings
Misty Croslin-Cummings, stepmother of missing Haleigh Cummings, appeared on CBS “The Early Show” and announced that she was divorcing Ronald Cummings after only seven months of marriage. But Misty Croslin-Cummings did not stop with a few answers
on the missing person investigation into the Haleigh Cummings’ disappearance and her impending divorce.
Speaking with “The Early Show’s” Maggie Rodriguez, the 17-year-old also pointed a finger of accusation at her soon-to-be ex-husband’s family. Misty Croslin-Cummings told “The Early Show” that: “Someone came in and got her, obviously. I feel like it’s on the other side of the family that has her.” When Maggie Rodriguez brought up the divorce, news of which had come via Ronald Cummings’ announcement on HLN’s “Nancy Grace” earlier in the week, Misty Croslin-Cummings said that the break-up was due to all the pressure the couple has been under since Haleigh Cummings went missing. She added that it had nothing to do with her story of the disappearance.
And it is that story — or, rather, stories — that puts Misty Croslin-Cummings at the center of the Haleigh Cummings drama. That, and the fact that she was the last person known to have seen Haleigh Cummings before she went missing.
The search for 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings began in the early morning hours of February 10, after Ronald Cummings returned home from work and called 911. Misty Croslin, his then live-in babysitter, told Ronald Cummings and the authorities that she had awakened at around 3 a.m. and noticed that the back door, which was always kept locked, had been propped open. She subsequently discovered that little Haleigh was missing. Misty Croslin said that the last time she had seen Haleigh was when she herself had went to bed in the same room at 10 p.m. the previous night.
Kristina Prevatt, an inmate who has been associated with Haleigh Cummings’ stepmother, Misty Cummings, wrote a letter to her boyfriend claiming a man told authorities that the missing girl died of a drug overdose.
Florida Today News reports the letter alleges a man named Joe told law enforcement that Misty, Prevatt, and a man named Greg were out partying when Haleigh got into some drugs, ingested them, and died. According to the letter, Joe told authorities Haleigh’s body was placed in a bag, which was put in Prevatt’s car and driven to a pond.
Last week, Putnam County authorities drained a pond south of Palatka, Fla., but reportedly found no evidence related to Haleigh’s disappearance.