Ronald Cummings, father of Haleigh Cummings – the Florida girl who went missing in 2009 – is back in jail. 

According to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Cummings was arrested again on Christmas Day on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, trafficking oxycodone, possessing a controlled substance without a prescription, resisting an officer with violence, obstructing police by depriving means of communication, possession of marijuana, and drug equipment possession.

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Who is Ronald Cummings?

Ronald Cummings was born in 1983. He is the father of Haleigh Cummings, who went missing in 2009. 

Haleigh, 5, was reported missing in February 2009 by his then-girlfriend Misty Croslin, who was taking care of Haleigh that night while Cummings worked. Her case was never solved and is considered to be dead by the police.

Croslin, born 1991, is currently serving a 25-year narcotics sentence with a release date of June 17, 2031, according to the Department of Corrections. 

Several others, including her father and Croslin, were charged with unrelated narcotics offences during the lengthy search and inquiry.

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Croslin’s brother Hank “Tommy” Croslin Jr., Donna Brock, and Hope Sykes were also detained as part of the drug-trafficking probe.

According to the Florida Department of Corrections, Cummings was released from his 15-year mandatory minimum drug-trafficking term in October 2019.

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According to state legislation, he was eligible for incentive gain time after serving 85% of his prison sentence. Cummings moved to Welaka at the time. Cummings as arrested again in 2022 for possessing  oxycodone-like substances and marijuana.