This just in from TJ Hart – Simon

Rumors have been swirling all week that hearing was held early this week regarding the custody status of Ronald Cummings Jr., the young brother of missing 6-year-old Satsuma girl Haleigh Cummings. He is the son of Ronald Cummings Sr, who is now in jail on drug trafficking charges, and Crystal Sheffield of Baker County.

According to the rumors, Crystal Sheffield allegedly failed a drug test yet the young boy remains with her in her Baker County home.

Since WSKY has had no luck in locating the records of this DCF hearing, I contacted Crystal’s mother Marie Griffis for confirmation.

I told Marie that there is talk that Butterbean remains at home, but that Crystal may have failed a drug test due to the ingestion of a Loritab pill.

Marie Griffis responded:

“I will say yes that is true, all the other stuff on the internet came from the ones scorned (that is all I will say about them). Please let everyone know that Crystal is doing what DCF wants her too, Crystal has needed these therapies that they are offering she has dealt with a lot losing a child a second time and maybe this time permanently and on top of that, everyone in the home will receive some type of therapy. Chad’s children have been affected by HaLeigh’s disappearance, they are all like brothers and sisters. Update on Butterbean he is doing great he is very happy and loving being with his Mommy he gets very upset when she has to be away from him from 3hrs to go to her classes but he understands why. We have explained everything to him that we feel he understands, he just simply wants to be with his Mommy.”




A reminder that vigil for missing Haleigh Cummings is taking place today, Saturday, February 6, 2010 set for 5:30 p.m. at Celebration Park, in Glen St. Mary.

Investigators believe someone abducted Haleigh from her Satsuma home during the early morning hours of Feb. 10, 2009.

Despite thousands of tips and countless hours of searching, there have been no signs of the girl.

One person who won’t be at Saturday’s vigil is Haleigh’s father, Ronald Cummings, who remains locked up after being arrested for selling illegal prescription painkillers.

His ex-wife, Misty Croslin, who was the last person to see Haleigh alive, also remains behind bars for the same charges.

While Croslin has come under suspicion, she maintains she had nothing to do with the little girl’s disappearance.

No one has been charged in the case.

TJ Hart

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