25-year-old Ronald Cummings, Jr, the father of missing girl Haleigh Cummings of Satsuma Florida, was arrested late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning after an altercation with his in-laws.
Apparently 3 members of his 17-year-old wife Misty’s family including her father and brother Hank Sr and Hank Jr showed up at the double-wide trailer they share with Cumming’s grandmother around 11:30 PM Wednesday evening.
According to the police report which you can read in it’s entirety at Jacksonville.Com the Croslins are claiming that Misty called them and said she wanted them to come pick her up, that she didn’t want to be with Cummings anymore. According to Cummings Misty asked them NOT to come. I guess it’s pretty much a moot point now since Ronald Cummings decided to handle it himself and in doing so put himself in the wrong.
When the Croslins showed up Misty refused to get in the van and the argument started to get ugly. Ronald and Hank Jr started scrapping and Misty Croslin broke the fight up and in doing so got hit a couple of times herself. Hank Croslin Jr got back into the van to leave and at that point Ronald got into their van and beat the crap out of Hank Jr.
Once the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and spoke with everyone involved they ended up arresting Ronald Cummings Jr. for Burglary with Battery. The burglary charge is because he entered their van. Ronald Cummings is out on $12,503 bond.
Ron Cummings’ 5-year-old daughter Haleigh disappeared back in February while he was at work. His wife, who was his girlfriend at the time was babysitting and claims she woke up and noticed the kitchen light on and the back door propped open with a brick. There was quite a bit of media and a huge search. There is currently a $35,000 reward for anyone who finds little Haleigh Cummings.