Missing Girl’s Father Sent To Brevard County Jail

By  //  June 26, 2012

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Awaiting Court Appearance Here

BREVARD COUNTY • SHARPES, FLORIDA – The father of a missing Florida girl has been moved to the Brevard County Jail and will make a court appearance here Monday.

Ronald Cummings is in the Brevard County Jail awaiting a court appearance here. (Image courtesy Brevard County Sheriff's Office)

Ronald Cummings, 28, had been serving time at the Santa Rosa Correctional Institution in Milton for drug trafficking until he was transferred here Sunday afternoon for a court appearance regarding custody of his son.

Cummings is the father of Haleigh Cummings, a 5-year-old who went missing in February 2009 from her home in Satsuma.

He was living at the time with his girlfriend, Misrty Croslin, who was reportedly the last person to see Haleigh before she disappeared.

Croslin later married and divorced Cummings and told police she was babysitting the 5-year-old girl while Cummings worked that night.

She claimed she went to bed about 10 p.m. and then woke up around 3 a.m. and discovered that Haleigh was gone. The back door of the trailer was propped open with a block, she said.

Haleigh Cummings, 5, disappeared from her Putnam County home in February 2009. (Image courtesy Putnam County Sheriff's Office)

A massive weeks-long search failed to turn up the girl and both Cummings and Croslin were subsequently arrested and convicted for selling illegal prescription drugs and Oxycodone in Putnam County.

Croslin is serving a 25-year prison sentence for drug trafficking at the Lowell Correctional Institution near Ocala, while Cummings was sentenced last year to 15 years in prison or drug dealing.

Putnam County Sheriff’s Office detectives have said previously that they believe Haleigh is dead, but members of her family remain optimistic she will be found alive.

The reward for information leading to the location of Haleigh Cummings now stands at  $30,000.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-866-277-TIPS (8477).