TJ Hart update 5/14/09 

About ten days ago, I was meeting with bondsman/private investigator/ surety agent William “Cobra” Staubs. We were trying to catch up on the various leads, but his cell phone kept ringing with people calling and offering him more leads on the Haleigh case and others asking him when he was going to pick up a wanted woman in South Florida.

I just looked out over the St. John’s River and took in the lovely view each time he picked up the phone. That is, until one very angry sounding black male called him and started cussing him up one side and down the other.

I couldn’t help but overhear most of that conversation with those two yelling at the top of their lungs.

The man who called Staubs was an alleged local drug dealer/pimp and businessman named Jerome Raymond Williams.  I had run into Williams myself just days earlier when I videotaped Staubs pulling Christina Rene “Nay Nay” Prevatt out of an alleged crack house/3-bed whore house to have her bond revoked. You’ve seen Williams and that apartment building, too, on that video seen previously on this site and on national television on HLN’s ISSUES with Jane Velez-Mitchell.
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KvAPWG9wOE
 
Staubs somehow got Jerome Williams to settle down.  They started talking in street language and then progressed to a loud, but more normal sounding conversation.

Williams told Staubs to stop cruising through his area. He said it was “messin’ up his business.”

That’s when Staubs told Williams that he would gladly leave his area alone once he found Haleigh Cummings.

Williams paused for a moment.  “If I help you get the little girl, you’ll leave me the hell alone?” asked Williams.

“Yep,” said Staubs. “You help me find the girl and I am out of here—back to the 3-0-5!”

Williams mumbled something about the “his girls talkin,”  and then I couldn’t hear anything else. Their voices returned to a normal volume.
In the meanwhile, Christina “Nay Nay” Prevatt was taken off suicide watch and later released from the Putnam County Jail on a bond from Chuck’s Bail Bonds. That bond was secured by Daniel Bass, the owner of the alleged crack house/whore house you just saw in the video.  Bass is a registered child sex offender….and so is Chuck, Charles Ingram, of Chuck’s Bail Bonds. The once-jailed former Palatka police officer transfered the ownership of his operation to his wife, but he still participates in the business.

Staubs spoke to me Thursday to recap all of this.

AUDIO (R rated language): Staubs discusses the bondsman issue and his attempts to cooperate with Williams
         http://imgsrv.thesky973.com/image/wsky/UserFiles/File/SNWCBR9.mp3

I then discovered that South Florida Attorney Kim Picazio has also been trying to get some cooperation from Williams as well. Ms. Picazio spoke with me about it Thursday afternoon.

AUDIO: Attorney Kim Picazio talks about her attempts to get some cooperation from Williams in Haleigh case
        http://imgsrv.thesky973.com/image/wsky/UserFiles/File/SNWKIMP.mp3

Williams was recently arrested and is now in jail in St. John’s County. FL

This is the arrest sheet on Jerome Williams:

JEROME RAYMOND WILLIAMS
Palatka , FL
Booking Date & Time: 5/12/2009 9:22:10 PM – Booking#: 09-01875
Release Date & Time: 5/13/2009 10:12:00 AM
DOB: 9/9/1971 – RACE: B – SEX: M
Charges Misd/Felony Degree Bond Bond Posted
365.16-1b HARASSING COMMUNICATION PHONE CALL M S $0.00
806.13-1b1 DAMAGE PROP-CRIM MISCH 200 DOLS OR LESS SUBSQ OFF F T $0.00
322.03-1 NONMOVING TRAFFIC VIOL OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WO VALID LICENSE M S $0.00
320.261- NONMOVING TRAFFIC VIOL ATTACH REGISTRATION LICENSE PLATE NOT ASSIGNED M S $504.00 5/10/2009 7:49:45 PM
322.03-1 NONMOVING TRAFFIC VIOL OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WO VALID LICENSE M S $504.00 5/10/2009 7:50:09 PM
316.1935-1 FLEE/ELUDE POLICE FAIL TO OBEY LEO ORDER TO STOP F T $2,504.00 5/10/2009 7:48:21 PM
893.13-6b MARIJUANA-POSSESS NOT MORE THAN 20 GRAMS M F $504.00 5/10/2009 7:49:11 PM
893.13-6a DRUGS-POSSESS CNTRL SUB WO PRESCRIPTION F T $1,004.00 5/10/2009 7:46:33 PM
893.13-1a1 COCAINE-SELL SCHEDULE II F S $5,004.00
893.135-1c1 DRUGS-TRAFFIC 4 GRAMS LESS 30 KG OTHER CNTRL SUBST F F $0.00
893.13-6a COCAINE-POSSESS POSSESS COCAINE F T $1,004.00
893.13-1a1 COCAINE-SELL SCHEDULE II F S $5,004.00
893.135-1c1 DRUGS-TRAFFIC 4 GRAMS LESS 30 KG OTHER CNTRL SUBST F F $0.00
893.135-1c1 DRUGS-TRAFFIC 4 GRAMS LESS 30 KG OTHER CNTRL SUBST F F $0.00
893.13-6a COCAINE-POSSESS POSSESS COCAINE F T $2,504.00
893.13-1a1 COCAINE-POSSESS WITH INTENT TO SELL MFG DELIV ETC SCHEDULE II F S $2,504.00
893.13-1a1 COCAINE-POSSESS WITH INTENT TO SELL MFG DELIV ETC SCHEDULE II F S $2,504.00
893.13-1a1 COCAINE-POSSESS WITH INTENT TO SELL MFG DELIV ETC SCHEDULE II F S $1,004.00
893.13-1a1 COCAINE-DISTRIB SCHEDULE II F S $2,504.00
499.03-3 DRUGS-HEALTH OR SAFETY POSS WIT SELL LEGEND DRUG WO PRESCRIPTION F T $1,004.00
893.13-6a DRUGS-POSSESS CNTRL SUB WO PRESCRIPTION F T $1,004.00
499.03-1 DRUGS-HEALTH OR SAFETY POSS HARMFUL NEW LEGEND DRUG WO PRESCRIPTION M S $504.00
893.147-1 NARCOTIC EQUIP-POSSESS AND OR USE M F $504.00
893.13-7a5 DANGEROUS DRUGS KEEP SHOP OR VEHICLE ETC FOR DRUGS 1ST VIOL M F $504.00
812.019-1 STOLEN PROP-DEAL IN F S $2,504.00
$33,076.00

Thank you Mr. Hart

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