This just in from TJ Hart – Simon

Late last week, Ronald Cummings, the father of missing 6-year-old Haleigh Cummings of Satsuma, FL, and his ex-wife, Misty Croslin, were involved and alleged road rage incident with Charles Norman Jones.

During the alleged event, 911 calls were placed by a woman who refused to identify herself, but was later ID’d as Misty Croslin during questioning where she accused Jones of making harassing and threatening phone calls to her.

Many questions arose from the incident after the 911 audio was released to 97.3 The Sky.

Audio: Misty Croslin’s 911 call

In this call, Misty Croslin claims the she, the driver of the vehicle and two child passengers are being chased by a driver identified as Charles Jones who she claims has tried to run them off the road.

As the Putnam County dispatcher is taking down the information provided by Croslin, the dispatcher asks for her name. Croslin refuses to give it citing she wanted no further problems with Jones but only wants the chase to be stopped.

The dispatcher tells Croslin that they cannot arrest the man in the chase unless she gives her name unless officers witness  the incident themselves.

Lt. Johnny Greenwood responded to 97.3 The Sky’s questions pertaining to the dispatcher’s handling of this incident:

“I just listened to the recording. This is really not a procedure, but this an experienced communication officer knows what is required to charge someone with a crime of this nature. She was attempting to obtain the information to assist the responding deputy with the case. Without a victim, the state cannot become the victim in this type of case, and could not pursue any charges. An officer could stop the vehicle on the word of an anonymous caller, but could not charge him/her with a crime unless a crime was committed in the officer’s presence.”

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office has its hands full with this incident. Charles Norman Jones, the man in the other vehicle also contacted 911 with some rather unusual comments.

Audio: Charles Norman Jones’ 911 call

No charges have been filed or arrests made in this alleged incident as of Monday morning 1/4/10.

Additional Information on Missing Haleigh Cummings:

Haleigh is described as a 6 year old white female. She is approximately 3’0, 39 lbs, blonde hair & brown eyes. Unknown clothing description.

Haleigh was last seen at her residence in the Hermit’s Cove area of Putnam County on February 9, 2009 between the hours of 8-10pm.

A statewide Amber Alert has been issued. An additional $30,000 in rewards have been posted.

If you have any information and wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS (8477) or you can Text your tip by Texting “TIP231 plus your message” to CRIMES (274637)

TJ Hart

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