This just in from TJ Hart – Jan Barrett

Hank Thomas Croslin Sr. and Lisa Carmen Croslin are behind bars in the Putnam County on drug charges.

Friday night, the parents of Misty Croslin and Tommy Croslin who are in jail for drug trafficking charges, were arrested on charges of purchasing cocaine and violation of probation.

Misty Croslin was babysitting then 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings at the child’s Satsuma home when she was abducted in February of 2009. Since then, investigators maintain that Misty knows more about what happened to the child than she has told police. Investigators have been critical of her stories citing numerous inconsistencies.

Misty Croslin, Tommy Croslin, Hope Sykes and Donna Brock along with the father of missing Haleigh Cummings’ father, Ronald Cummings were arrested in January on charges of drug trafficking. All but Ronald and Misty have pleaded no contest to the charges. Ronald Cummings’ attorney is negotiating a plea deal that would lessen his client’s time in prison to 15 years while Misty’s trials in both Putnam and St. Johns counties are scheduled for dates in August.

LISA CARMEN CROSLIN
PALATKA,  FL
Booking Date & Time: 7/23/2010 10:10:00 PM  - Booking#: 10-03153
Release Date & Time:
DOB: 9/10/1969 -  RACE: W  -  SEX: F

Charges –

893.13-2a1- COCAINE PURCHASE SCHEDULE II   Bond $5004.00

948.06 – PROB VIOLATION  Bond $0.00

948.06 – PROB VIOLATION  Bond  $0.00

948.06 – PROB VIOLATION  Bond  $0.00

Total Bond – $5004.00

HANK THOMAS CROSLIN
PALATKA,  FL
Booking Date & Time: 7/23/2010 10:10:00 PM  - Booking#: 10-03155
Release Date & Time:
DOB: 8/3/1968 -  RACE: W  -  SEX: M

Charges –

893.13-2a1- COCAINE PURCHASE SCHEDULE II   Bond $5004.00

948.06 – PROB VIOLATION  Bond $0.00

Total Bond – $5004.00

TJ Hart

UPDATE: Jul/24 10:20am – BNN has been beating the bushes for more information. An unnamed source close to the Haleigh Cummings case has revealed that the arrests were ‘most likely’ part of a sting operation.

The question in my mind is why do PCSO want Hank and Lisa? Of course there are two different types of sting, Targeted, and Opportunistic. Which was this? My guess is Targeted, but why?

We have been following this case from day one, and it is always interesting the way that ‘news’ breaks on Fridays. It makes it virtually impossible to get hold of anyone involved until Monday.

Simon Barrett

Update: Jul/24 2:30pm -  Sources are saying that it was not a targeted sting. Hank and Lisa walked into a completely opportunistic situation!

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