Archive for May, 2013

Somebody telephoned police about HaLeigh Cummings on February 10, 2009. That is well over an hour before the 3:27 a.m. call to 911 by Misty Croslin.

After four years the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office still keeps this person’s identity secret.

Whoever made this call already knew HaLeigh was gone.

Calls for ‘Cobra the Bounty Hunter’ to explain his whereabouts

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

Emerging information regarding the facts and circumstances  surrounding the arrest and subsequent conviction of Misty Croslin, are  indicating an appeal may soon be filed.

A source close to the case states Croslin has been in  communication with a lawyer.

The exact basis for any appeal that maybe filed is not yet  known.


Independent fact finding in the HaLeigh Cummings matter, has  uncovered fresh information that shows Croslin, and her family, is being  shadowed by a group in South Florida.

According to a source, individuals in South Florida, connected to the on-going investigation by the FBI  regarding the HaLeigh Cummings kidnapping, have been funneling money to Misty  Croslin’s parents; Hank and Lisa Croslin.

Hank and Lisa Croslin both struggle with addiction and its  fallout, and often live in survival mode, which leaves them needy and  vulnerable.

In return for money – the South Florida individuals receive  information from the parents regarding the day-to-day of Misty Croslin, and  Hank Croslin Jr. – both prisoners in the Florida  correction system on drug trafficking charges.

The identity of those involved in the money transfers is  being withheld, but said to be shocking – as is so often the case, the website is said to be involved.

Police Reports in another state are also reported to exist  and reveal the entire path of the money.

“Somebody is worried about what that little girl might tell  the police,” the source said. “She is scared someone is going to hurt her  family.”

The source opined that Misty Croslin may have witnessed  something so horrific her mind “split.”

“She knows what they’re capable of,” the source said.

Misty Croslin
Misty Croslin

Wayanne Kruger, the sex victim’s advocate that assisted  Crystal Sheffield, discussed Misty Croslin being present during the murder of a  man in Ronald Cummings’ trailer – shortly before HaLeigh vanished.

Kruger said both Misty and HaLeigh watched it happen.

Speculation is beginning to swirl around a recent press releases issued by William Staubs – the South Florida bounty hunter that once claimed to be searching for HaLeigh Cummings.

Staubs has begun writing for the x-rated website as well releasing information on PR Web.

In 2009, Staubs told Jessica Clark at First Coast News he  was being funded by a drug dealer in Miami  to ‘search’ for HaLeigh.

Staubs recently re-released an interview he did with another  reporter in 2009, wherein he talked about a crime-scene re-enactment he wanted  to do with little Misty Croslin.

“Basically what I want to do Misty is I want to go through  each step as close as you can recall it, and if you’re willing to do that I  will close this case. Absolutely close it beyond any doubt,” Staubs said.

Some question how watching Misty Croslin walk around a  trailer could have given Staubs the information he needed to close the case  “beyond any doubt.”

At one point in the interview, Staubs expresses his  frustration with Croslin. “I should have just told her ‘listen bitch’ – you  know exactly what you did, you been lying – I just want you to come clean,”  Staubs said.

Staubs went on to say he was going to the Putnam County  Sheriff’s Office and requesting the young girl be charged with Child  Endangerment and Obstruction of Justice. He said she should have a million  dollar bail placed on her.

Staubs’ obsession with Misty Croslin was further  demonstrated in a police report filed by Lindsey Croslin on April 27, 2009.  Lindsey Croslin told the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office that Staubs approached  her husband and told him that if Misty would come clean, they could bring  HaLeigh back from Georgia.

Ironically – Staubs was arrested for felony false  imprisonment.

Many wonder why Staubs was so angry at Misty Croslin, and  are calling for the interloping private investigator to explain his actions and  whereabouts during the time period HaLeigh Cummings vanished in 2009.

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

The car used to transport HaLeigh Cummings from Georgia to Florida on April 26, 2009 may have been identified.

An eyewitness has come forward and issued a written statement.

According to the witness, a car was rented for Jeremiah Regan, HaLeigh Bug Center  administrator, so he would have transportation while working for Team  Sheffield.

The witness noted Regan did not have a driver’s license, but the car was rented for him. The  witness provided the name of the person that paid for the rental.

The breakthrough information is in the possession of the  Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and FBI.

On April 26, 2009, a couple was spotted at a gas station in Brunson, South Carolina with a little girl the witness believed to be HaLeigh Cummings. The witness identified the man as being Jeremiah Regan,  administrator, HaLeigh Bug Center.  When the witness stared, the man made the little girl lay down on the  floor-boards.

It is believed the car seen by the witnesses, and the secret rental, may be one and the same.

Un-confirmed reports indicate information provided to the FBI by Maria Burgun, may be vital to investigators – in light of the new information about the rental.

Insiders are now saying, “Maria is the key.”

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

What would make a teenage girl accept a twenty-five year prison sentence, rather than tell investigators where she really was the night HaLeigh Cummings was reported missing?

This is the question that has baffled the American public for four years, and turned little Misty Croslin into the most enigmatic prisoner that falls asleep in a Florida prison each night.  

However, the answer to this burning question may have been hiding in plain sight, for years.

Emerging facts and circumstances, long known to a Christian missionary from the Palatka, Florida area, are revealing something very dark and disturbing has been occurring behind the scenes for quite some time.

Harriet Sweat operates a missionary based upon the biblical verse, “I was in prison and you came to me.”  She provided friendship and assistance to Hank and Lisa Croslin, the parents of Misty Croslin.  

Hank and Lisa Croslin have both struggled as addicts and spoke very highly of Harriet Sweat, who Hank referred to as “Ms. Harriet.”

The emerging information involves:

  • Group from South Florida shadowing and keeping tabs on Misty Croslin’s parents
  • Monetary funds being distributed monthly to the Croslins
  • Web group running donation scam using the plight of the Croslins
  • Web group stalking and harassing Harriet Sweat
  • Website used to intimidate Harriet Sweat and other witnesses in the HaLeigh      Cummings investigation

Some of the suspected players involved in this underworld operation are known, and presently under investigation by state and federal authorities.

This matter is being developed and more information will be forthcoming in days to come.

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

Listen on You Tube @

You will hear William Staubs – ‘Cobra the Bounty Hunter’ and  Jeremiah Regan prepare a hidden tape recorder to be worn while Regan solicits a  statement from Amber Brooks.

Jeremiah Regan tells Brooks he spoke with “lead  investigators” on the case and is now acting as their agent as he speaks to her.

Jeremiah Regan professes to have authority from law  enforcement to offer “immunity” to Brooks.

William Staubs (Cobra the Bounty Hunter) can be heard at the  beginning and end of the recording.   

Jeremiah Regan is the man Teresa Knight identified as being  in the company of HaLeigh Cummings on April 26, 2009 at the Tiger Express Gas  Station in Brunson, South Carolina.

Listen on You Tube @

Five and a half minutes with Team Cobra

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

The following audio was provided to me by William Staubs,  Case Closed, Inc., Florida.

The voices you will hear are:

  • William Staubs – ‘Cobra the Bounty Hunter’ (owner of Case Closed, Inc.)
  • Matthew Staubs – William Staubs’ son
  • Jeremiah Regan – Administrator of the HaLeigh Bug Center

– Intro – Smoking Pot        

– 15 sec: Misogyny – making vile and disgusting sexual comments about case witness “Amber’s twat”        

– 1:47: Racism – making fun of black people “I hear black”        

– 2:48: Misogyny – sexual comments about his own girlfriend “Get that dick out of her mouth”        

– 5:13: Laughing that Detective John Merchant is “too slow” to  catch up with HaLeigh

Do you believe ‘Cobra the Bounty Hunter’ was really  searching for HaLeigh Cummings?

Do you believe men that would talk like this should be  opening up a center for missing children searches and soliciting money from the American public?

How did Matthew Staubs know Detective John Merchant was “too  slow” to find HaLeigh?

Should the PCSO and FBI question these men?

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

The self-proclaimed bounty hunter who became notorious after  involving himself in a high-profile missing child case has issued a press  release on PR Web.

William (Cobra) Staubs, the South   Florida bail bondsman that was arrested for felony false  imprisonment amidst his ‘search’ for HaLeigh Cummings, is again inviting the  media to listen to his thoughts and observations about the missing child case.

Staubs also re-released an interview he did in March of  2009, shortly after Misty Croslin, (then) 17, refused to participate in a  ‘crime-scene’ reenactment he had set up with a tabloid blogger.   

The audio interview Staubs released promotes the question –  where was Misty Croslin the night HaLeigh Cummings was reported missing?

He also recently published an article on an x-rated website that cast suspicion on Teresa Neves and Ronald Cummings.

I (Timothy Holmseth) personally interviewed Staubs for countless hours, beginning in May of 2009. I think it is time for the narrative to align itself with the true nature of investigative reporting and what really happened to HaLeigh.

Essentially – it is not important for anyone to listen to  William Staubs crowing about the whereabouts of Misty Croslin. In fact, what Staubs thinks about whereabouts of anybody is totally useless information. .

In fact…

Although Staubs presented himself as some kind of a big-hearted do-gooder that traveled up to Satsuma, because he is such a great guy, the truth was much different. He had a secret house rented in San Mateo, which he and several others he was working with later tried to cloak by renting motel rooms.

I could provide audio so the public could listen to Staubs’ son Matthew Staubs, and  HaLeigh Bug Administrator Jeremiah Regan, smoking pot, discussing the [female sex organ] of a young girl, and laughing that Detective John Merchant isn’t going to catch up with HaLeigh because he’s “too slow”.

But that’s for another article.

The real question is – where was William Staubs the night HaLeigh Cummings was reported missing? He has never provided a good explanation for why he got  involved in the missing child case.

In March, 2009, a  sharp reporter with a Florida news station (possibly  channel 12) asked Staubs about his involvement.  

Reporter: Umm,  who’s paying you?

Staubs: I just said I’m working for myself.

Reporter: I know  but you said you had somebody…

Staubs: You want  to know the truth? A drug dealer in Miami. Yeah, it’s a drug dealer in Miami, yeah. He did prison time for it and he’s cleaned his life up and he’s the only  one to give me money. I talked to every single bondman…

Reporter: What!  To come here? Why does he care about this case?

Staubs: Because  eh, he said they’re making a bad scene up there. There talking about drug dealers  are behind this – that this guy did x-y-z. The drug dealers are all involved in  it…

Reporter: So he’s  standing up for drug dealers?

Staubs: He said  we’re drug dealers were not baby killers. That an exact quote un-quote.


Staubs goes on to say  “some lady”  contacted his friend, Rev.  Richard Grund, and Grund then gave him the case.

So here you go…

‘Cobra the Bounty Hunter’ – broke without a pot to piss in, tells the American public he was  sent to Satsuma, Florida to search for HaLeigh  Cummings because some woman telephoned Rev. Richard Grund; and subsequently a drug  dealer in Miami gave Staubs some money to go defend the honor and integrity of drug dealers everywhere.

Now let’s examine what Staubs says about Misty Croslin in the video he released. 

“I think maybe the press kind of has this wrong; were you in  this room were you in this room, were you in this room; did you do this?”  Staubs said, recalling his conversations with Croslin.

He continues.

“Basically what I want to do Misty is I want to go through  each step as close as you can recall it, and if you’re willing to do that I  will close this case. Absolutely close it beyond any doubt,” Staubs said.

At one point in the interview, Staubs expresses his  frustration with Croslin. “I should have just told her ‘listen bitch’ – you  know exactly what you did, you been lying – I just want you to come clean,”  Staubs said.

“Listen bitch”???

Wow. Staubs is 56 and Croslin is a 17 year-old rape survivor.

He went on to say he was going to the Putnam County  Sheriff’s Office and requesting the young girl be charged with Child  Endangerment and Obstruction of Justice. He said she should have a million dollar bail  placed on her.



This foul-mouthed, smelly, unemployed, unknown, Dog the Bounty Hunter wannabe, from South Florida, with a little pocket cash he mooched off a drug dealer, drives up to Northern   Florida, and is going to solve the entire HaLeigh Cummings case by simply watching a frightened seventeen year-old girl (little bitch) walk around a trailer house, which the police will not even call a crime scene?

He’s even going to advise the Sheriff’s Office on how to  charge the girl (the little bitch).

During interviews, I repeatedly challenged Staubs, and asked  him why he felt he had a unique ability to know if Misty Croslin was being  truthful about her specific movements and activities on the night question.

I politely suggested he was really no different than anyone  else, and questioned how he was going to close the whole case by just  conducting a reenactment. He became very angry. “Can’t you just trust me?” he  growled, tired of the probing. 

He’d already said HaLeigh was alive so I understood him loud and clear.

Staubs pointed his accusatory finger at many  different people, until the Sheriff’s Office finally arrested him and kicked  him out of town. He wanted the American public to focus and ponder about the whereabouts of others.

The whereabouts of all the people Staubs and his Team  targeted is irrelevant.

Where was William Staubs the night HaLeigh Cummings vanished?