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The complaint that put Hank Croslin Jr, Misty Croslin’s brother, behind bars on a grand theft charge

September 17, 2009
Tommy & Lindsy Croslin

Tommy & Lindsy Croslin

Here’s a link to the police report with Mr. Martin Marvin’s complaint against Hank Thomas Croslin Jr. and his mother, Lisa Croslin.

Police Report/complaint against Hank Tommy Croslin LINK

It gives specifics as to why Tommy Croslin was arrested.  According to the Sheriff’s Dept., last Friday, the victim, Marvin Martin, told deputies that he wanted to file charges against Hank Jr. (Tommy) for stealing his .38 caliber Colt revolver.

Tommy and his mother  had come into his house to use the phone (theirs was disconnected) and Tommy went to the bathroom while his mom called someone.  Later, Mr. Martin, who is elderly and  legally blind,  found the gun missing and knew they must have had something to do with it.  The victim called Hank’s sister-in-law and told her he knew either Hank or his mom took his gun and he wanted it back or he would involve the police.  A few hours later, Hank’s mother and dad brought the gun to him.  His mother said that Hank stole it and hid it in the shed behind his house.  Mr. Martin said he wasn’t really sure whether it was Hank or his mother that did it, but he suspected it was Hank.

When the deputy tried to go interview Hank’s mother she wasn’t home.  He went back a few days later and still no one was there, but someone told him that she and Hank Sr. had moved to Tennessee over the weekend and weren’t coming back.  They then put out a warrant out for Tommy’s  arrest.  Art Harris of The Bald Truth spoke with Flora Hollars, Lisa Croslin’s mother, and she said Lisa and Hank Sr. were moving to Nashville to find work since there were no jobs in Satsuma.

Hank appeared before a judge Wednesday but there was no reduction in bond and it wasn’t clear whether he would hire a lawyer or have one appointed.

According to Art Harris of The Bald Truth, the pressure has begun. He said Misty Croslin raised some eyebrows when she revealed under hypnosis that she remembered some kind of dream that involved 4 shadowy people the night Haleigh vanished. Investigators hadn’t heard that from her before.

He also said that Tim Miller told him that Ron Cummings admitted to him to putting the rat in Tommy’s mailbox even though he denied it to police.  Misty backed him up with the authorities by saying he was with her that night. According to Miller, “Ron said he wanted to see how good Misty could lie to the police so he could tell how good she was lying to him.”

Joe Overstreet

Joe Overstreet

Harris also spoke with Lisa Croslin’s sister, and she complained that her son, Joe Overstreet, (the cousin of Misty’s that was visiting when Haleigh turned up missing, but was not considered a suspect) was re-interviewed after the arrest.  He was apparently kept at the Sheriff’s office “all night.”

You can read Art Harris’ very interesting article below:

more information can be found below:

If the police play this right, they may get Tommy to talk.  He knows something or Ron wouldn’t have stuck that rat in his mailbox to scare him.  I’m not too sure I buy Ron’s story that he’s trying to test Misty’s lying ability.

Misty has insinuated that Tommy might have something to do with Haleigh’s disappearance.  She’s trying to throw him under the bus.  Now, maybe he deserves to be under the bus, or maybe he doesn’t.  If he doesn’t he’d be a fool not to spill his guts.  Obviously, because of that high bond the judge set, the police think that one way or the other, he’s involved, and they’re using his stupidity to give them a reason to hold on to him for awhile.

And why did they re-interview Joe Overstreet?

“Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.”

Benjamin Franklin

19 Comments leave one →
  1. niecey456 permalink
    September 17, 2009 7:00 pm

    I agree that there is more to this Mystery! I really think the bond is awful high, and especially since the gun was returned before the guy filed charges. I have been feeling for a little while now that things were getting stirred up in this case and my gut tells me that they are fixing to find that baby and the truth of what happened to her. I didn’t know what to think, until Miller and NeJame stepped in then all the news that kept spiraling out. I really think this case is fixing to blow wide open.

  2. Spacely permalink
    September 17, 2009 7:45 pm

    Ah-ha!!! This is what Ron meant when he said that he knew Misty wasn’t lying. Sure, she failed multiple city-slicker lie detector and voice analysis tests, but she came through with flying colors on the redneck-headless-rat-in-a-mailbox-lie-detector!!!

    Just give it up, all you Misty unbelievers!! Y’all know the no head rat don’t lie!!

    It’s like they always say: Fool me once, shame on you… Fool me twice, I shoulda got me a dead rat the first time!

  3. itsamysterytome permalink*
    September 18, 2009 8:17 am


    I agree, somethin’s gonna blow and it may well be Hank Thomas Croslin, Jr. We’ll see. You know, I would still like to think Haleigh is alive and well somewhere, but my gut still tells me she can’t be.

  4. itsamysterytome permalink*
    September 18, 2009 8:18 am

    Spacely–the logic or lack of from these people makes me think they just might be from another planet!

  5. MAND permalink
    September 18, 2009 10:41 am

    I think Overstreet may also know something or could be involved in some way…Lisa and Hank Sr. went to the Overstreets in Tenn. I think that is where they are staying….and where did they get the money to travel when they couldn’t even buy toilet paper and borrowed it from Marvin along with other items??? I think maybe they wanted the gun to sell it..JMO…. then they throw Jr. under the bus and run…so much for parental love!!! These people are the poster child for WHITE TRASH!!

    Ron knows something…or at least suspects something…WHAT A JERK…
    this is his daughter and Misty’s secrets mean more to him…WHAT THE HELL DOES SHE HAVE ON HIM???????

  6. ostella permalink
    September 18, 2009 11:00 am

    I’m real fuzzy on these details, so somebody correct me if I’m wrong, but I seem to remember when Misty got the restraining order against HankJr/Tommy, didn’t it require he surrender all his guns? I don’t know if he complied with that? Did he steal this one to hurt Ron and Misty Goodwife? Or am I just pulling all this out my butt?

    And yes, Mand, WHAT HAS SHE GOT ON HIM?!

  7. Spacely permalink
    September 18, 2009 11:50 am

    I do find it extremely odd the the parents returned the gun to Marv and stated that Hank took it and hid it in the shed. How did they find it so quickly if it was hidden?

    I do get the feeling that despite Marv’s inner feelings that Hank is the culprit that perhaps Misty’s mom took it for exactly the reason Mand said (to sell it or trade it for drugs), but she lost her nerve when Marv threatened to bring in the cops.

  8. niecey456 permalink
    September 18, 2009 12:29 pm

    IMO, I think they should start listening to Misty the way Casey was listened to. In hind sight with Casey she claimed that Zenaida Gonzalez had Caylee, if you took the property line back between Zenaida’s and Mr. Gonzalez’s properties, Caylee was dead center. So in effect she was with Zenaida Gonzalez. I think Misty’s story of the rose, is telling, as I think she said one thing right there, and that is that Haleigh was no longer with us. They need to really explore Misty’s inconsistencies and see if they can find the bits of truth. I think she’s much like Casey. In Casey’s mind she told them the truth as she knew she was close by. I think she told them she felt she was okay, because she felt she went to Heaven, so to her she was okay. Don’t get me wrong Casey knows the truth from a lie, just as Misty does, but she felt as though she was justified by feeding them bits and pieces. I think Misty is the same. JMO.

  9. itsamysterytome permalink*
    September 18, 2009 4:53 pm

    Mand–As you know I’ve felt that Ron was innocent in all this, and I still lean that way though I really can’t tell you why. After reading about Misty’s family, I just really think she or someone related to her may be the person or persons that did this. Maybe Ron really is keeping “his enemies close”. I don’t know. I can’t even pretend to understand the way these people’s minds work.

  10. itsamysterytome permalink*
    September 18, 2009 4:57 pm


    No, you didn’t dream it up, he was told to hand over his guns. There was no time line on when he had to hand them over, though, (can you believe that??) so don’t know if LE had taken possession of them yet. Of course, if he had handed them over then I guess a less than logical mind might decide he needed to “steal” another one so he wouldn’t be unarmed.

    I tend to think that he stole it to pawn for money—or maybe it was the mother that did it. If they were planning on moving away, she could have taken it to raise money for the move. WHO KNOWS WITH THESE CRAZY PEOPLE!!

  11. itsamysterytome permalink*
    September 18, 2009 4:58 pm


    We’re on the same page–I just said that to Ostella before I read your comment!

  12. itsamysterytome permalink*
    September 18, 2009 5:00 pm


    I think you are on to something. They need to “read between the lines” with this girl, and I’m hoping that is exactly what they’re doing and that is why things are starting to “pop” in Satsuma.

  13. Julie permalink
    September 18, 2009 11:28 pm

    I really do think Ron might be keeping his enemies closer..i hate that Misty is so quiet she needs to open her mouth for Haleigh sake this is about Haliegh not her i hope Haliegh is found soon…….but i hate to think shes dead but something tells me shes no longer alive…….sadly

  14. va2pcfl permalink
    September 20, 2009 12:51 pm

    “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.” — Abraham Lincoln

    But I’ll risk it anyway… I just find the hasty departure of Hank Croslin Sr. and wife Lisa very interesting! Especially since Lisa Croslin was one of two possible suspects in a felony theft, yet she was able to relocate to TN before questioning.
    Just speculation/thinking out loud: Joe Overstreet/ Hank Croslin Jr. / previously owned (dented) red truck. Just my opinion…

  15. ostella permalink
    September 20, 2009 1:02 pm

    Va2pcfl, I also find their sudden exodus to Tennesse browraising…it seems like Misty’s whole family has scattered (kinda like duck and cover mode) since Haleigh disappeared… Also, can someone fill me in on the red truck? I’m having a brainfart about it, and can’t remember at the moment….? (Sorry)

  16. va2pcfl permalink
    September 20, 2009 1:20 pm

    Thought I’d pitch in, here is Joe Overstreet’s Myspace link for those who may want to view it:
    Please ignore if previously posted by our wonderful host “itsamysterytome”

  17. va2pcfl permalink
    September 20, 2009 1:37 pm

    I heard about the truck briefly in the beginning then again later. Aparently, Hank jr. was in the process of selling it to Sr. Hank Sr. had paid (I think) $500.00 to Jr. but he sells it anyway a week or so after Haleigh goes missing. This is from memory and so please don’t quote me…

    **As for the myspace link I posted** I should have stated I am pretty sure that is the correct Joe Overstreet. ~As always just my opinion

  18. Disturbing Minds permalink
    April 30, 2010 10:01 pm

    Ron knows very well wots going on. That is also why he married Misty. However, he didnt realize that in the state of Florida you may testify against your spouse. Ron is heavily into drugs, Misty is no different than other young Grls he has been with. She is not the captain of that crew. Wake up and smell the Disturbing Minds….. Now, Misty has had many chances to harm that child but has not. Hum? Now cousin Joe pops into town and all of a suuden Child is Missing? Hum? staying where? o my at cousin Tommy’s place? Hum? Van was moved.? The amount of drug intake will reduce the memory? Truth becomes distorted? They needs to squeeze Tommy and Rons balls harder and im sure law enforcement will have a better chance of getting the truth or closer to it; than queezing her tittys. Yes, their is truth in all the stories mentioned. Its like a puzzle lay all them on the table put them together and something will develop….. no coincedants in life. Joe is involved.
    Ron probaly new Joe was going to the house be it alone or with cousin Tommy in the van? that is why he kept calling Misty. Worried? Hum? This smells like the players invilved are Joe, Ron and Tommy….. Does Joe or Tommy have any background of child moldestion?

    Disturbing Minds…..

  19. itsamysterytome permalink*
    April 30, 2010 10:34 pm

    Actually, Misty said that Cousin Joe molested her when she was a young girl. The million dollar question is can Misty be believed or is she (and Tommy) setting Joe up for the fall?

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