Haleigh Cummings latest: Misty Croslin sentenced to 25 years behind bars
Misty Croslin, the woman who was with missing Satsuma, Florida girl Haleigh Cummings on the night she vanished, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Haleigh, who was 5-years-old at the time, disappeared in February 2009, while her father, Ronald Cummings, was at work and his then-live-in girlfriend, Misty, babysat the little girl and her brother.
Misty claims she woke up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night and discovered Haleigh was gone. Misty became the focus of the investigation into Haleigh’s disappearance due to failing a polygraph test and giving inconsistent statements to law enforcement.
Misty and Cummings married around a month after Haleigh went missing, however, the union ended in divorce shortly thereafter.
In January 2010, Misty and her brother, along with Cummings and two others, were arrested for drug trafficking.
To see Misty’s mug shot, along with the others arrested, click here.
Misty pleaded guilty to seven drug charges and entered a guilty plea in a Putnam County courtroom, for which she will serve 25 years. In October, she was sentenced to 25 years in prison on similar charges in St. Johns County, thus today’s sentence will run concurrently with the prior one.
According to First Coast News, Misty must also pay fines in excess of $1 million and will have her driver’s license suspended for two years following her release from prison. She will also be required to serve five years of drug offender probation.
Judge Wendy Berger could have sentenced Misty up to 240 years in prison on the drug charges she faced.
Misty told Berger that she was dealing drugs because of her meager upbringing saying, “That is what you do.”
Misty’s brother, Hank “Tommy” Croslin Jr. was sentenced to 15 years behind bars, along with Cummings who received the same sentence for his part in the drug trafficking scheme.
In the meantime, Haleigh is still missing. Anyone with information on Haleigh’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at 386-329-0808 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS. A reward of $35,000 is available for information leading to her recovery or the conviction of anyone involved in her disappearance. You may remain anonymous.
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