Ronald Cummings, father of missing child, Haleigh Cummings, arrested on burglary & assault & battery charges
Ron Cummings, father of missing 5 year old, Haleigh Cummings has been arrested for burglary with assault or battery. He was booked into the Putnam County jail at 1:03am this morning and is being held without bond. These charges are a first-degree felony.
Cummings is charged with fighting with his brother-in-law late Wednesday. According to Cummings grandmother, Annette Sykes, the arrest came after a fight at her house between Ron and his wife Misty’s brother.
Sykes said that Tommy Croslin and his parents came to her trailer in Welaka at 10:45pm and attempted to make Misty Cummings get into their van, but she wouldn’t go. Sykes said Tommy then hit Ronald and the fight was on. Tommy Croslin retreated to the van, but Cummings followed him and hit him while he was in the vehicle. The Croslins then left the scene and apparently called the police because later that night Ron was arrested.
Police said Ron was charged with burglary because he went into Croslin’s van without permission.
Cummings is expected to make his first appearance before a judge this morning.
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Hmmm. Wha’s goin’ on here? Why were Misty’s parents and brother trying to get Misty away from the Cummings’ family? We may not be hearing a lot about this case in the news these days, but behind the scenes, apparently tensions are running high.
And, I’m sorry, but what logic turned this into burglary? Wouldn’t trespassing be a more appropriate charge?
burglary: the act of breaking and entering a dwelling at night to commit a felony (as theft) ; broadly : the entering of a building with the intent to commit a crime.
trespass: implies an unwarranted or unlawful intrusion.
I guess, technically it became burglary when he hit the guy. Ya learn something new every day!