Did Misty Cummings really “skip town”?
According to Nancy Grace’s dramatic announcement on her show last night, Misty Croslin Cummings has skipped town. Misty Croslin’s attorney, Robert Fields, just says she’s out of town. Rumors have it she is in Orlando but that hasn’t been confirmed.
In an interview Tuesday, Lisa Croslin, Misty’s mother said she believes her son Tommy is telling the truth.
“I believe my son,” Lisa Croslin said from her new home in Tennessee. “I’ll tell anybody that. I know this will kill Misty when she hears it.”
Lisa Croslin said in the entire 7 months Haleigh has been gone, no one had mentioned that call from Ron to Tommy and she found it “puzzling”. She said she and other family members have been estranged from Misty and were told not to contact her.
Misty has insisted that she was home with the children alone the night Haleigh disappeared. She says she woke at 3 am to find Haleigh gone.
Lisa said Misty may have really been asleep after a weekend of partying. But, she thinks Tommy is telling the truth.
Hank “Tommy” Croslin told detectives on Thursday that Ron Cummings called him from work to go to his house and see what was going on as he couldn’t get Misty on the phone. He said he went to the mobile home around 9:45 pm but the place appeared empty. He banged on the door but no one answered.
Ron Cummings’ attorney said that he did NOT ask Tommy to go check on Misty and he had been talking with her off and on throughout the evening. He says he called the Croslin house just before 9:00 pm to ask if Misty was there. The call was 20-30 seconds and he didn’t ask Tommy to go check the trailer.
“As far as he knows, they were home,” Ron’s attorney said. “He had no reason to think they were not.”
Maj. Gary Bowling of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office verified that there were unanswered calls to Misty that night from Ron.
“There were numerous attempts to call Misty. Unsuccessful attempts.”
“He told us he banged on the door,” Bowling said. “He said it was dark and no lights were on. It is surprising that someone would hold that information,” Bowling said.
Bowling thinks Ron called Tommy because he couldn’t find her. Misty and Ron had fought the week before and Misty had partyed the weekend away before coming back to Ron.
Tommy’s admission is the first time anyone other than Haleigh’s grandmother has admitted going to the trailer that night. The grandmother says she left the trailer around 7:30 PM, and Misty, Haleigh, and Jr. were there when she left. Teresa Neves, who is Ronald Cummings’ mother, said her son told her he spoke with Tommy Croslin that night but did not tell him to go to the mobile home.
“My son would have called me to check on his kids,” she said.
All Ronald Cummings would say is, “That’s something for the police and the lawyers.”
Robert Fields, Misty Cummings’ attorney, said she still says she was home.
“She told me yesterday she was definitely there. Trying to nail a time line down is one of those greasy pig issues,” he said.
He thinks she could have been asleep or Tommy could have the time wrong.
Major Bowling said detectives talked with Misty Cummings over the weekend but would not say what was discussed. They are trying to verify Tommy’s story.
“If he’s telling the truth, it means a lot,” Bowling said. “We took it for what it is worth.”
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Could this case get any stranger or more confusing? The pressure on Misty is building. Someone is lying and it’s starting to look like it is Misty and Ron. Phone records don’t lie. If Ron made “numerous” unanswered phone calls to Misty that night and did not connect with her, then he’s lying. Why? Why is he covering for her? Now that’s she’s been caught in her own lie, why is she still refusing to tell the truth? What are these people hiding? What on earth could be more important to Ron and Misty than finding Haleigh?
Did Misty Croslin really skip town? According to her attorney, no, she’s just “out of town”. I guess time will tell. I don’t believe she has been told to stay home and is free to travel wherever she wants at this point. I hope LE is keeping tabs on her, though.