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Dominic Piscitello, Chief Detective, Putnam County Sheriff's Office

Dominic Piscitello, Chief Detective, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office

Nancy Grace guided events for missing child’s family

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on January 31, 2016 at 12:53 A.M.

Dominic Piscitello, the chief investigator in the HaLeigh Cummings kidnapping case refused to take a police report from Wayanne Kruger, Crystal Sheffield’s official advocate.

Kruger said she had information that HaLeigh was alive and knew who the missing child was with – but Piscitello didn’t want to hear it.

The astonishing revelation regarding HaLeigh was revealed during telephone interviews between Kruger and investigative journalist Timothy Charles Holmseth.

The information is a bizarre odyssey involving Nancy Grace, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, and an FBI impersonator named John Regan that claimed to be an “undercover pervert” and “pastor” for the local police department.

Kruger said John Regan pressured her into posing for a photo with Crystal Sheffield, John Regan, and Jeremiah Regan.

Jeremiah Regan, Crystal Sheffield, Wayanne Kruger, John Regan

Jeremiah Regan, Crystal Sheffield, Wayanne Kruger, John Regan

Kruger said John Regan wanted the photograph taken so he could show it to HaLeigh because HaLeigh was with him.

“I believe he wanted to take the picture so he could show HaLeigh – here’s your mom – here’s your mom,” Kruger said.

But according to Kruger, Piscitello went wild on the phone and refused to take her report.

Kruger said she had a very heated exchange with Piscitello.

“And then he asked me how did you – Marie even get here – I said Marie called Nancy Grace and Natisha Lance is the one that told her about me why don’t you ask her? Well why would she do that I go I don’t know why don’t you call Natisha Lance and ask her – I can tell you what Gloria Allred told me not to do. And that was not to go there because they’re all fucking drug addicts,” Kruger said.

The revelations have tremendous implications regarding the fate of HaLeigh Cummings.

Kruger said she telephoned Piscitello at the direction of the Avondale, Arizona police department after HaLeigh’s mother, Crystal Sheffield, and Jeremiah Regan began calling her and blackmailing her to keep her mouth shut about what she knew.

She said she tried to provide the information to Piscitello but he went ballistic.

Kruger said the Avondale policed heard recordings left by Jeremiah Regan and Crystal Sheffield, and expressed their suspicion that Jeremiah Regan and his father, John Regan, could be involved in HaLeigh’s disappearance.

Piscitello’s reaction to Kruger’s attempts to provide information is odd, because she lived with HaLeigh’s mother for a period of time after HaLeigh vanished.

“I’m like dude, the police here told me to call you because it happened in Putnam County while I was on – with the family,” Kruger said.

On March 10, 2009, First Coast News reported:

Haleigh’s Mother Obtains a Spokesperson and Seeks an Attorney
Posted By: Jessica Clark Created: 3/10/2009

SATSUMA, FL — Haleigh’s mother’s side of the family has asked a spokesperson to help them.

Wayanne Kruger from Arizona has come to Satsuma, Florida to help Crystal Sheffield, Haleigh’s mother, while the search for the missing five year old continues.

Kruger told First Coast News Sheffield’s mother, Marie Griffis, sought her out.

According to a private investigator named William Staubs, and Nancy Grace’s reporter on the Cummings kidnapping, Art Harris, Grace also hooked Ronald Cumming up with an attorney while he was under investigation.




Author releases chilling audio of HLN guest Levi Page attempting a rape and murder frame-up

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

Visit WWW.WRITEINTOACTION.COM to read this article and listen to exclusive audio.

Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on September 2, 2015 at 1:51 P.M.

The criminal extortionists that targeted Santa Rosa County have been directly linked to the case of the missing child HaLeigh Cummings.

The information has been submitted to FDLE attorney James Martin.

On September 1, 2015, the extortionists sent a message to Timothy Charles Holmseth via Twitter containing a link to a webpage located at – the link notified Holmseth he was being sued by a man named Jeremiah Regan.

Jeremiah Regan is the out-of-town drifter that appeared out of nowhere to become the Administrator of a facility in Satsuma, Florida called the HaLeigh Bug Center where cash donations were accepted shortly after HaLeigh Cummings vanished – he also erected a website called where cash donations were encouraged.

Regan later supplied a sworn affidavit to the Florida Bar Association regarding an official complaint filed by Crystal Sheffield, the mother of HaLeigh Cummings.

Today, Attorney Martin was provided audio evidence of Regan telling a young female witness in the HaLeigh Cummings investigation that he was working with law enforcement. In the audio, Regan tells the female he has been authorized by law enforcement to promise immunity to anybody that will sign a piece of paper saying Misty Croslin was not home the night HaLeigh disappeared.

Regan is not a law enforcement officer.

Criminal background records show Jeremiah Regan’s father, John Regan, is a convicted sex offender.

Judy Lucia, Interlachen, Florida, told Holmseth during interviews that John Regan told her during a ground search for HaLeigh that he was an undercover FBI agent. Donald Knop, Florida, told Holmseth that John Regan told him he was a CIA agent.

Wayanne Kruger, the advocate that traveled to Florida to represent HaLeigh’s mother, told Holmseth that John Regan dressed as a pastor. He told her he was a CIA agent and claimed the FBI already found HaLeigh but wanted to keep it quiet for the time being. She said John and Jeremiah Regan prevented her from going to the police with information she had about HaLeigh.

Attorney Martin has also received evidence that shows Jeremiah Regan was involved in the acquisition of photographs of HaLeigh Cummings that were placed on a CD. Some of the photos were secret naked pictures of HaLeigh that featured her private parts.

On August 31, 2015, Write Into Action featured a detailed analysis of a criminal extortion operation used to blackmail, threaten, and intimidate witnesses.

The group has threatened to take Timothy Holmseth’s unborn grandchild after he/she is born, and recently contacted his employer with false and defamatory statements.

The anonymous group publishing the messages demand Timothy Holmseth removes all of his websites from the Web or they will irreparably harm him and his children.

The FDLE and FBI know the identity of the attorney representing

In Timothy Holmseth’s letter to Attorney Martin he stated in part:


Jeremiah Regan worked for REDACTED during the national profile Amber Alert and search for HaLeigh Ann-Marie Cummings in 2009.

  1. I possess audio evidence from that time period that proves Jeremiah Regan either (1) impersonated an agent of law enforcement in Florida and/or (2) was used as an agent of law enforcement in Florida. Note: I am also attaching an MP3 of the audio
    1. I possess evidence that Jeremiah Regan was involved with secret naked photos of HaLeigh Cummings. The following transcription is from audio interviews I already turned over to law enforcement.

    (DONALD KNOP / REDACTED) – Yea, well I know Jeremiah (Regan) had gotten some pictures too.

    (STAUBS / PI – (REDACTED) – Yeah

    (KNOP) – Like, you know, that was before he became the official driver for REDACTED. So, riding around with what’s her name? And, ehh, shit, I’m sorry my minds all over the place –  riding around with Crystal – and they had to go get pictures from somewhere, or he was going to email, I don’t remember, I kind of turned my mind on to focusing on to…
    * * * * *
    (HOLMSETH) I wonder if it has something to do with those photographs. What was the chain of possession on them? Who did you get them from? Of HaLeigh?

    (KNOP) It was either REDACTED or Marie (Griffis). I think it was literally we were all in the room together – Jerri Greene, me, maybe Jeremiah and, it was either Marie, or Crystal, they had to get them from somewhere. They got the pictures – they handed them to REDACTED – REDACTED looked at them – she handed them to me and she said get these on a disc for Peggy (Cone), eh, shit, Bonnie Warner.


    Timothy Holmseth will be turning all the aformentioned information to Federal Judge Donovan W. Frank when he seeks federal relief for Constitutional right violations visited upon him and his family by the state of Florida.



by Timothy Charles Holmseth on July 27, 2015 at 10:06 P.M.

Missing child Lonzie Barton may have more connections to other missing children than his distant kinship to HaLeigh Cummings.

An Amber Alert was issued for one year-old Lonzie Barton on July 24, 2015.

Lonzie Barton Amber Alert

However, recorded interviews by this journalist suggest Lonzie’s family may have been in the missing child business for profit.

Evidence suggest he is connected to both HaLeigh Cummings and Caylee Anthony.

In 2009, Crystal Sheffield, HaLeigh Cummings’ mother, and Marie Griffis, HaLeigh’s grandmother, along with members of their legal team, were doing business with a woman named “Michelle Barton”.

On May 17, WESH Orlando reported, the “National Coalition to Bring Awareness to Missing Children and Adults” was holding an event in Lake Mary, Florida.

Crystal Sheffield was scheduled to appear at the event. George and Cindy Anthony, grandparents of slain toddler Caylee Anthony were present.

According to REDACTED, during interviews with Timothy Charles Holmseth (this journalist), the National Coalition to Bring Awareness to Missing Children and Adults was arranged by “Michelle Barton”.

“Marie (Griffis) calls me a couple of weeks ago and goes ‘I’m going to be speaking at this – some national vigil for missing children – I said what? What are you talking about? Yeah I got an email and I talked to this lady and she wants me to go and it’s for missing children and it’s in Orlando,” REDACTED said.

“I said Marie maybe it’s like the press or something wants you to say stuff I’m uncomfortable Marie. No I talked to the lady they just, it’s a vigil – I said alright if that’s what – I want to do it REDACTED. I said ok that’s fine – I said will you send me this lady’s email – sure enough it was that Michelle Barton,” REDACTED said.



by Timothy Charles Holmseth

HaLeigh Cummings’ kidnapping was no stranger abduction. She was held in the illegal custody of non-custodial entities and hidden from law enforcement while the subject of an Amber Alert.

Contained herein, via the interviews below, is Prima Facie evidence that a group worked through CPS social worker Bonnie Warner, Florida DCF, in an illegal underground effort to obtain a favorable ruling from DCF in a child custody matter involving HaLeigh Cummings and her little brother, Ronald Cummings Jr.

This evidence shows the group gathered evidence to be provided to Bonnie Warner to support the assertion that HaLeigh Cummings had been physically and sexually abused in her father’s custody, which would then support a change of custody recommendation by the Florida DCF to the Family/Custody Court.

This evidence shows the group was given “months” to gather (manufacture/fabricate) the evidence.

The Minneapolis FBI field office interviewed me in 2010 regarding evidence I obtained regarding photoshopped pictures of HaLeigh. Those pictures were also contained on the ‘disc’ that will be discussed in the transcriptions below.

This evidence shows that during the “months” that group was given to deliver evidence to Florida DCF, HaLeigh Cummings was sexually assaulted and photographs were taken of her damaged vagina to support the underground custody case being made through the group’s corrupt agent on the inside of DCF, Bonnie Warner.

The naked photographs were distributed by the group and never entered into evidence with Florid DCF or law enforcement.

The following information, as well as un-published supplemental transcriptions, has been provided to Richard T. Thornton, special agent in charge, Minneapolis FBI.

Richard T. Thornton - Special Agent in Charge - Minneapolis FBI

Richard T. Thornton – Special Agent in Charge – Minneapolis FBI

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Timothy Charles Holmseth w/ Donald Knop (employee of REDACTED)


Holmseth and Knop are discussing a topic they have previously discussed. Knop has previously told Holmseth about naked photos of HaLeigh Cummings that showed her vagina had been damaged by sexual assault.

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(HOLMSETH) Does it have anything to do with the photos of HaLeigh’s vagina that you have?

(KNOP) I don’t know. I don’t know that REDACTED knows I have that. But I’ve just, through working in corporate America, I’ve learned, I keep copies of everything that I’m asked to copy, that way when its alleged that I did something or didn’t do it, and more times than not, when it comes later, hey we didn’t get those copies can you sent it again, I have a copy to just fire off right off hand and I don’t have to go through the whole food chain to get them again you know.

(HOLMSETH) Did a copy get to Bonnie Warner?

Note: Bonnie Warner is a social worker for Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) and was the case worker on the Cummings file


(KNOP) I delivered it to Bonnie in a parking lot of a gas station.

(HOLMSETH) I remember you saying that. And the photos actually show HaLeigh’s vagina?

(KNOP) Yeah. It showed her in her various, eh, various poses of, of eh, undress.


(HOLMSETH) What were they intended to reveal? I mean was it intended to reveal sexual abuse?

(KNOP) I think that, well, if I remember correctly, when they asked, they thought it did, and they wanted to have documentable proof.

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Interview: Timothy Charles Holmseth w/ Donald Knop and William (Cobra) Staubs

(HOLMSETH) – Don – Don – where were you at when you handed that disc to Bonnie Warner?

(KNOP) – I was in a gas station parking lot. I wanted to say it was the BP. Yeah, it was that BP you know Bill, that’s across from where the red house was.

(STAUBS) – Yeah, yeah

(KNOP) – Because she was ending her day and I was getting into town late so we just met

(STAUBS) – Okay

(HOLMSETH) – You just met by accident or was it arranged?

(KNOP) – No we arranged to meet because she was expecting it and that’s when I was told there was some deadline they were having some meeting they had some final decision – I arranged to meet with her and it turned out it wasn’t that day it was the next day in the morning and then it turns out who knows if that damn thing even happened

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Interview: Timothy Charles Holmseth w/ William (Cobra) Staubs along with Bonnie Warner


(STAUBS) I done seen the State’s Attorney (Chris Middleton) guy over there – somebody got called on the red carpet – he was madder than Cooder fucking Brown when he talked to me that state attorney – and then the police over there they madder than hell – and then all of sudden – what they mad about is this webcaster that put up this website – they used all these photoshopped pictures – and Jeremiah Regan – one em’s – I’ll say Jeremiah because I don’t know who it really was claimed they had met you at a gas station and gave you a CD with all these pictures on it.

(WARNER) Oh my gosh I do have those I haven’t even seen them.

(STAUBS) Well good God almighty then that’s why they trying to rope you off in this and here’s why – they allegedly photoshopped these dammed pictures and sent them to you so that you would give them to your boss man and have an unfavorable ruling against Ronald.

(WARNER) No – the pictures…

(STAUBS) Well this is on a CD honey…


(WARNER) It’s on a CD but those were the pictures they couldn’t send to my supervisor and they ended up sending them to another PI Kevin Coleman and – and he brought the stuff in and it was late in the game and they didn’t even – I don’t think they even saw them.


(STAUBS) Well that’s cool but somebody met you on the side of the road at a gas station


(WARNER) Yah! No no in the ummm, at that Handi-Way at that convenience store right going down to San Mateo.


(WARNER) I said I’ll be darned. I was saying anything you’ve got send it. And we were supposed to get that like months before.


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Interview: Timothy Charles Holmseth w/ Donald Knop

(HOLMSETH) Did you ever see REDACTED talk to any DCF people?

(KNOP) Bonnie Warner

(HOLMSETH) Where was that? At the HaLeigh Bug again?

(KNOP) Daily – via phone – whatever. I met Bonnie to give stuff that we had as far as pictures and clippings of Misty’s Facebook page, ehhh, My Space page and stuff, White Boy Greg’s My Space pages before they’d been yanked and stuff.

(HOLMSETH) Bonnie Warner talked daily to REDACTED?

(KNOP) Oh at least. And we had to – I had to meet her at some parking lot one night with all that shit I had compiled on a disc because it was important they were having some special hearing – and they didn’t have it that night – I had wasted basically a day and a half working on that shit to give it to her by a deadline that the meeting was apparently supposed to be the next week and all the heads of DCF were going to be there and it was so important and they were dragging their feet because it was such a big case and they wanted to make sure that they didn’t fuck up and then nothing even happened

(HOLMSETH) What were they talking about daily?

(KNOP) I don’t know – something to do with I found this or what about this or I don’t know but she mentioned her name daily.

(HOLMSETH) But did you see Bonnie daily?

(KNOP) I didn’t see her daily but I wasn’t one-hundred percent with REDACTED all the time.

(HOLMSETH) But you saw her sometimes

(KNOP) Yeah she would come to the HaLeigh Bug Center when all of us were there sometimes or like I said I met her in a parking lot store to get information or whatever else – I saw her at least five times – the first several times I saw her I didn’t know who she was

* * * * *


(KNOP) – Yea, well I know Jeremiah (Regan) had gotten some pictures too.

(STAUBS) – Yeah

(KNOP) – Like, you know, that was before he became the official driver for REDACTED. So, riding around with what’s her name? And, ehh, shit, I’m sorry my minds all over the place –  riding around with Crystal – and they had to go get pictures from somewhere, or he was going to email, I don’t remember, I kind of turned my mind on to focusing on to…

* * * * *

(HOLMSETH) I wonder if it has something to do with those photographs. What was the chain of possession on them? Who did you get them from? Of HaLeigh?

(KNOP) It was either REDACTED or Marie (Griffis). I think it was literally we were all in the room together – Jerri Greene, me, maybe Jeremiah and, it was either Marie, or Crystal, they had to get them from somewhere. They got the pictures – they handed them to REDACTED – REDACTED looked at them – she handed them to me and she said get these on a disc for Peggy (Cone), eh, shit, Bonnie Warner.


* * * * *


(HOLMSETH) I wonder how old she was? I wonder how – I wonder when they were taken in respects to when she disappeared?

(KNOP) I tried, eh, I tried to find that out then. And the camera they took the pictures with they never set the date on, so the date was wrong on all the pictures. I mean, so much as the fact that I mean I’m just hypothesizing – I don’t remember exactly – the picture said like 1996 at the bottom and the little girl wouldn’t have even been alive at that time something crazy. They were way off and I was like this is all fucked up. And the dates continued to be  messed up it wasn’t like when you re-set something and it goes zero zero zero zero zero one – then you re-set something it goes zero zero – it was like the days and months continue to roll on and they re-set again so it was like they replaced the battery in the camera and re-started it from the get-go.

(HOLMSETH) Did they – when they were talking or whatever did they say HaLeigh had been molested or they thought they had been?

(KNOP) They thought they had been in Ronald’s care.


Fired CNN reporter Art Harris worked with East Grand Forks Police Department to intimidate news reporter that was assisting the Jacksonville FBI

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

Bruce Griffis, 52, has been arrested for molesting a fourteen year-old girl. He has been charged with lewd and lascivious behavior, which is a first degree felony in Florida.

Griffis is the step-father of Crystal Sheffield, mother, HaLeigh Cummings.

HaLeigh was reported missing on February 10, 2009.

Timothy Charles Holmseth conducted approximately 100 hours of in-depth interviews with Sheffield’s victim’s advocate, Wayanne Kruger.

During Holmseth’s interviews, shortly after HaLeigh vanished, Kruger said Bruce Griffis’ wife, Marie Griffis, said she believed HaLeigh had been severely sexually molested. Kruger said she was frustrated that Marie Griffis did not want to report the sexual abuse to the police.

Marie Griffis also told mainstream media outlets she was receiving assistance from a ‘family friend’ named Jeremiah Regan.

Jeremiah Regan is the son of John Regan. John Regan is a phony pastor and FBI impersonator that told Kruger he was working as an “undercover pedophile” for the FBI.

Bruce Griffis Arrest –

The Undercover Pervert –

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

Levi Page,  blogger and Web radio host, announced today that he will no longer be airing  his program on Blog Talk Radio.

Page cites un-balanced  profit-sharing by Blog Talk Radio as the reason for his departure. “My show has  always been popular, and despite the traffic that my show drew to the site, the  amount of money I was making wasn’t even enough to cover the cost of my show”  Page said.

Page has  been the center of controversy on many occasions.  

On June 8,  Write Into Action reported Page had published a tweet on Twitter directed at Teresa  Neves, grandmother, missing child HaLeigh Cummings. “Teresa Neves better  watch out. I know where her bones are buried,” Page said.

Many considered  the tweet to be a threat that sounded like thinly veiled blackmail. Many  questioned why Page had such a focus on a missing child and her grandmother.

Page later  removed the tweet and addressed me via Twitter (Timothy Holmseth). He said, “People  have contacted [me] and volunteered information about Teresa and Ron. I know a  lot about them and what they’ve been doing.”

“The  statement about knowing where TN’s bones are buried is a figure of speech. I  know what she wants hidden,” Page said.

In the  summer of 2011, Page telephoned me (Timothy Holmseth) yelling and screaming. He  said, “That child is dead! She was dead in 09 and she’s still dead now – stupid  fucker.”

Page yelled  that everybody knows “Misty and Ron killed that child.”

HaLeigh  Cummings is classified by the FBI as Missing and Endangered. The FBI is asking  that anyone with information about HaLeigh’s disappearance to contact their Jacksonville office.

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


On  February 10, 2009 at approximately 3:27 a.m., a seventeen year-old girl named  Misty Croslin telephoned 911 in Putnam County, Florida and told the operator  she woke up to find her five year-old child missing.      

The little girl nobody could find was HaLeigh Cummings, 5.

The Sheriff’s Office found this emergency call to be rather suspicious, because  they had already received a call regarding HaLeigh at 2:13 a.m. from somebody  else.

The trailer home, which HaLeigh allegedly vanished from, rendered detectives nothing useful. No signs of forced entry; no forensic evidence indicating foul play was found. The Sheriff’s Office would not even refer to the trailer as a  ‘crime scene’ per say.

The initial police report deemed the incident ‘domestically involved’ and the  Sheriff’s Office told the media it was ‘no stranger abduction’.

All in all – HaLeigh was not at her father’s house and, wherever she was at – nobody  was talking. 

An Amber Alert was issued, which generated national media attention for the little  girl.


As time passed, it became very clear the Sheriff’s Office was not going to provide the public with any specific information – with one exception. The Sheriff’s Office would talk about the girl that called 911 at 3:27 a.m. – Misty Croslin. ‘Misty holds the key” is what spokesmen for the sheriff’s office would tell the media.

Sheriff Jeff Hardy, Maj. Gary Bowling, Capt. Dominick Piscitello, Capt. Dick Schauland, Lt. Johnny Greenwood, and others were all positive the ‘key’ was with Misty.

They were wrong.

The key to HaLeigh’s disappearance is the person who made the 2:13 a.m. call. Misty  didn’t make that call.

Whoever called the police at 2:13 a.m. already knew HaLeigh was gone. The caller wanted a deputy to be dispatched to the trailer so it could be found empty, thus  proving Misty and HaLeigh were not there. Actual  radio transcriptions show that a deputy was dispatched; and the trailer was  found empty.

In September of 2009, the Sheriff’s Office finally squeezed a prisoner into making a statement to that effect. Hank (Tommy) Croslin Jr., the brother of Misty Croslin, told law enforcement he rapped on the door of the Cummings trailer  around the 10 o’clock hour but nobody was home.

This creates several questions. 

Why  wouldn’t the Sheriff’s Office simply issue a public statement, explaining how  they sent a deputy to the trailer that night after receiving a call at 2:13  a.m. – why not just announce they know that Misty Croslin was not there? 

It raises a fair question – the police did receive the first call at 2:13 a.m.  That is a fact that came from Lt. John Greenwood (now Major) – the public information officer during an interview with the Gainesville Sun. Why did the Sheriff’s Office feel they needed to squeeze the hell out of Tommy Croslin; and then have it be him to claim Misty wasn’t at the trailer? 

It’s clear the Sheriff’s Office wanted the public to know Misty wasn’t home – but why couldn’t tell they just come out and say it themselves? Anybody would rather hear it from a deputy. 

So here’s the problem – they are protecting the identity of the 2:13 a.m. caller.  The person that called the police at 2:13 a.m. already knew HaLeigh was gone. So, if the police won’t disclose the identity of the 2:13 a.m. caller, they are basically covering for that caller – and they are covering to this very day.


So, why would Misty Croslin lie to police and tell them she was at the trailer that  night sleeping beside HaLeigh, only to wake and find her gone – missing –  stolen? Why did she feel she needed to say all that? Well, that caller, whose identity is being protected; was attempting to frame Misty – and Misty knew it.

What was Misty being framed for? Why frame her? What was the plan?

Misty Croslin was being framed as an irresponsible teenage babysitter. It was probably not the intention of anyone to frame her for murder – just a patsy to create a plausible explanation for how a stranger could come in and take HaLeigh away.  

Misty Croslin was going to be set up as the token irresponsible teenage babysitter – it was going to appear that she left HaLeigh alone while she ran around partying and somebody came along and kidnapped HaLeigh.

However, when Misty found out the police were looking for her; she realized what was being done – she knew she was being set up. She high-tailed it to the trailer and claimed she was there all night.

Why make it look like a kidnapping? Why all this framing stuff?

The reason the 2:13 a.m. caller attempted to frame Misty as an irresponsible teenager that neglected the child, and allowed her to be kidnapped by a stranger, is because HaLeigh was already gone. HaLeigh had been taken away from her father by her grandpa.

Why did grandpa take her?

Because – among other things – HaLeigh was being sexually abused.

The frame-up very likely involved Ronald Cumming and his mother, Teresa Neves.

They were trying to create a scenario that would explain why HaLeigh was gone, without telling on HaLeigh’s paternal grandpa, Johnny Sheffield.

Why not just tell on Johnny Sheffield?

Because – Johnny Sheffield and Ronald Cummings had secrets between them.  


According to a source I interviewed, somebody was murdered shortly before HaLeigh was reported missing. What’s most interesting about the killing is the amount of individuals that appear to be directly, or indirectly, involved. Guns were a regular conversation piece for:

Hank Croslin Sr.

Hank Croslin Jr.

Timothy Croslin

Joseph Overstreet

Ronald Cummings

William Staubs

Johnny Sheffield

In a recorded conversation between Ronald Cummings and a private investigator, Cobra Staubs, the two discuss a pistol that was hidden and washed.


According to Crystal Sheffield’s victim’s abuse advocate, Wayanne Kruger, two men, John and Jeremiah Regan, met Teresa Neves at the home of Ronald Cummings a few days before HaLeigh vanished – Misty Croslin was present.

What did they all do at the Cummings trailer?

Here is what Kruger told me in a recorded interview.

They took naked photographs of HaLeigh in an illegal transaction involving child pornography. The transaction was captured by John Regan, who was dressed as a pastor and wearing a concealed wire. If what Kruger said is true, it explains a lot of things.

Now, before making any critical judgments on Kruger’s credibility, you might want to consider her accomplishments. She authored a book regarding child sex abuse, and her story was featured on the ABC television news magazine 20/20. She has been featured by People magazine. She has intimate knowledge of the ‘underground’.

The crazy world of child sex abuse rescue missions is Kruger’s forte.

A separate witness I interviewed described close-up photographs taken of HaLeigh’s vagina, which was damaged by recent sex abuse. According to Kruger, HaLeigh was being molested and pimped-out in a variety of ways.      

There was one other thing Kruger told me. She said the Sheriff’s Office and FBI could not determine if HaLeigh was dead or alive, because she had been recently raped and they didn’t know if she died from the hemorrhaging.       

Kruger’s story about HaLeigh possibly being raped and hemorrhaging shortly before she vanished could possibly be disinformation, put out to justify HaLeigh’s disappearance, but the over-arching fact that HaLeigh was being sexually abused is what is most relevant.       

So it went like this…

According to Kruger, in a planned operation, blackmail evidence was obtained against Ronald Cummings and Teresa Neves during a child porn shoot. With blackmail evidence as insurance, HaLeigh was taken by her grandpa, and Ronald Cummings didn’t dare tell on him.    

So, Ronald Cummings and his mother staged a stranger abduction kidnapping and Misty  Croslin was supposed to get blamed for leaving HaLeigh alone and vulnerable.


HaLeigh disappeared on February 10 and had been missing for one month.       

In  March of 2009, at the invitation of Marie Griffis (HaLeigh’s maternal grandmother)  and Crystal Sheffield (HaLeigh’s mother), Wayanne Kruger traveled from Arizona  to Florida to assist the family and talk to the press. Well – that was the official story – but it wasn’t true.       

Kruger had already been to the area – she was in the area HaLeigh disappeared.       

As noted previously, if anybody was paying attention, they would have noticed Kruger is a child sexual abuse advocate that was once featured on ABC’s news magazine 20/20 for a book she wrote about sex abuse of little girls.        

If anyone had looked a little further, yet, they would have read about Kruger assisting a woman with hiding and transporting her little child to keep her from her abuser.      


Kruger  was invited to travel to Florida from Arizona by HaLeigh’s  family and was given a bed in their home. Despite some flaws and poor judgment in others; Kruger has a real heart and cares about helping victims. So, who was Kruger communicating with before and after she arrived in Florida – besides Marie Griffis and Crystal Sheffield.

I’ll tell you.


Kruger  was telephoning, texting, and coordinating her activities with a private  investigator named William Staubs – a.k.a. ‘Cobra the Bounty Hunter’. He was in negotiations with Discovery Channel and Spike TV for a reality show. Kruger and Staubs were also communicating with Rev. Richard Grund – a potential prosecution witness in the Casey Anthony trial. 

Kruger and Staubs were also in communication with a sleazy washed-up tabloid blogger named Art Harris. This guy is a true degenerate – an Amber Alert pimp working for Nancy Disgrace.       

If you ever had any anger and disgust – Art Harris and Nancy Grace are worthy of utter contempt from the American public. Harris, a sleazy wannabe media writer, accepted drug money as payment from Staubs to publish cooked up bull-shit on his website. Harris developed articles that made innocent people look guilty and re-directed focus from those who were actually responsible for HaLeigh’s disappearance.      

According to a former colleague, Harris was fired by CNN during the first Gulf War after jeopardizing the lives of U.S.  Troops – a pissed off sergeant drove him away from the troop encampment and kicked him out of the jeep. Harris tells people he won two Emmy awards so people think he is honest – according to  his former colleague he is a liar – CNN won the awards, not him.      

Additionally, Kruger was working alongside a father and son team, John and Jeremiah Regan.      

Kruger, Cobra, Harris, Grund, John, and Jeremiah Regan were all in contact and communication with Marie Griffis and Crystal Sheffield. Also present was staff members Jerri Green, Donna Wagoner, and Donald Knop. Most of them shared a motel block.      

Kruger says she attempted to go to the police and tell the truth about HaLeigh. She says John and Jeremiah Regan prevented her from doing so. She said John Regan told her he was an “undercover pervert” working for the FBI – pretending to be  a pedophile to catch pedophiles.      

Shortly after Kruger attempted to spill the beans, she was poisoned in a motel room and  almost died. She says Staubs pulled a gun on her and Jeremiah Regan pricked her with a needle that caused her to develop a metallic taste in her mouth and feel  as if she was going under anesthesia – she said a doctor later determined she had  a mild heart attack – when it happened nobody would call 911.       

Yeah –  those were the consequences of trying to go to the police. Kruger exited a few  days after she was poisoned – essentially escaping with her life. 

Kruger is believed to have video of HaLeigh Cummings, which she shot with her I-Phone.         

For the next couple of months the charlatans wrought havoc on the area. Sleazy Harris pretended to be a journalist and wrote cheesy articles promoting Cobra.  Staubs and Harris targeted specific drug addicts and local pedophiles for sensationalized stories that would cast suspicion on them; and away from Crystal Sheffield and the rest.     

Kruger would later reveal in recorded interviews that John Regan was part of a baby-brokering human-trafficking operation in South   Florida. The details of what Kruger described will make you physically ill. Jeremiah Regan started soliciting donations from businesses, seeking a rental property, and the group quickly had a building they called the HaLeighBug Center. Simultaneously, they erected a website called and a foundation called HaLeigh Bug.    

The web domain was in the name of Jeremiah Regan.     

Staubs told the Jacksonville Times-Union that HaLeigh Bug was supposed to be grown into an international search firm that hunted down missing children. Staubs was going to be the chief investigator.    

By mid-summer of 2009, a great many plans appeared to be in ruin.     

Kruger had exited in March, but remained in contact with the members by phone and  text. Harris was gone. He only appeared on obscure basement productions of Web radio programs to an audiences of 10-20 people. He can no longer operate a business that features his name.   

Staubs was free on bond after being arrested by the Sheriff’s Office and charged with felony false imprisonment. The group had dismantled with letters of disassociation flying back and forth.

But, did anything happen before the gang was gone that could lend any clues to the  truth about HaLeigh’s whereabouts and fate.

Yes, it did.  

It happened on April 26-27 between Brunson, South Carolina and Satsuma, Florida.     


On April 26, 2009 at approximately 6:30 p.m., a woman and her husband believed they witnessed the missing child HaLeigh Cummings at the Tiger Express gas station in Brunson, South Carolina. The witnesses reported to law enforcement what they had seen. They called it in to America’s Most Wanted. They also sent the information to Florida Attorney Mark Nejame (which provided a publicly available document of the event).    

The couple reported seeing HaLeigh Cummings in the custody of a man and a woman.  When the man noticed HaLeigh had been recognized, he made the child lay down on the floor boards of the car. The vehicle exited the gas station, turned, and continued in the direction of Florida.

A few hours later…

On April 27, 2009 at 12:47 a.m., a 911 call was made. Assistance was being requested at a commercial facility in Satsuma, Florida called the HaLeigh   Bug Center.  The caller was Sara Sheffield – she was requesting medical assistance for her sister, Crystal Sheffield, HaLeigh’s mother. Sara Sheffield reported to responding deputies that a man dressed in black had been lurking around outside the HaLeigh   Bug Center.  She told the officer her sister fell down and hit her head and was having a seizure.  

I interviewed the Sheffield family’s private investigator, William Staubs regarding this event. In fact, I interviewed most every professional working around Crystal Sheffield at the time. Each person provided me riveting details of a very dramatic event. Every person I interviewed described a chaotic bloody scene.  One rendition of  events included several men being present, (multiple) babies crying, adults  screaming and arguing, family members arriving and leaving, paramedics  interacting with licensed professionals, and sheriff’s deputies questioning  witnesses.       

All of my interviews regarding that matter were recorded on audio. I possess audio proof of all the statements by each witness. For purposes of this article, I am going to focus on what Staubs told me.     


William Staubs told me he was present and spoke face to face with a police officer.  Others I interviewed also claimed to have spoken with paramedics and police officers. Others even claimed to have ‘witnessed’ Staubs speaking to a police officer.     

The alleged interaction between witnesses, and, police officers and paramedics, will become very relevant as you will see (because the Police Report says the opposite). 

William Staubs told me the Sheffield girls had a baby in the building and he discussed how they handled that situation. 

William Staubs: “…and then there was a concern as I recall as to  where this little child would end up going too – they had a cute looking baby –  so they decided to give it to somebody else yadda yadda yadda I can’t – the  story is kind of sketchy there as far as what I remember, but they turned the  kid over to somebody else”

Timothy Holmseth: What kid?

William Staubs: “The baby. Some baby. They were babysitting some baby  or something They had to get rid of this baby, and I think it was the new kid  that, if memory serves me correct it was the new child that Crystal and her  boyfriend have there. I can’t remember what his name is off the top of my head  but I said well is it – and I gave – I’m not watching the kid – I’m not sitting  here watching the kid so they called and somebody else came and picked up the  child and then Crystal was transported to the hospital…”  

The audio you listened to contains a complete, consecutive, un-edited statement from Staubs (with the exception of a redacted name) regarding the April 27, 2009 event at the HaLeigh BugCenter.       

Staubs describes arriving at the same time as another vehicle, which itself contains several occupants. They then found Crystal Sheffield bleeding profusely. He says approximately five minutes passed, and then he heard the sirens approaching.        

Five minutes – make note of that – FIVE MINUTES.

Staubs talks about getting a towel for Crystal Sheffield who is still bleeding. He also describes Sara Sheffield walking him through what she claimed happened. He examines a hatchet he finds. The group then confers about what to do with a baby that is present at the scene. It is decided a relative should be called to come and pick the child up, which is then done.         

But remember, he heard the sirens approaching within five minutes.      

There is a problem with what Staubs is saying. The problem is in the police report and there is no escaping it. The police report only reports Sara and Crystal Sheffield as being present (Crystal was erroneously referred to as Crystal Cummings in the report). Other than police officers, the only other witness listed is the neighbor man.       

Not only that – there’s NO BABY. The police report says there were NO MINOR children present.

What does this mean?

If you  take the police report at face value, William Staubs was not present when the  police arrived, nor was any of the other people that told me they were present.    

They had all split the scene – with the baby.

Staubs said they decided to have a cousin come and pick the child up. In a separate interview he told me he personally put the child in a car in front of the HaLeighBugCenter.     

Staubs said he spoke with Crystal Sheffield’s mother, Marie Griffis, to make sure it was okay to send the child away in a vehicle.

Staubs said he heard the sirens five minutes after his arrival. So, when did all this telephone activity regarding the ‘baby’ take place? What Staubs describes is ’calling’ someone well after midnight (presumably waking them up) and asking them to come and pick up a baby. He then has the entire task being accomplished before the approaching the sirens arrive.

Remember, he heard the sirens approaching within five minutes of his own arrival.

The police report stated no minor children were at the scene.

Now – what really went on there, you wonder.

Well – Staubs was staking the place out (the man dressed in black – peeking in the windows). When HaLeigh arrived from Georgia (having passed through Brunson, South Carolina where she was seen at the gas station) Cobra Staubs kicked the door in on the HaLeighBugCenter (he told me he kicked the door in) and took HaLeigh away from her mother and gave her to her grandpa.  

Now – hold on to your socks, because I am going to tell you what happened when I first tried to get a copy of that police report.     

In the fall of 2010, I telephoned the Records department in PutnamCounty to request all available documentation on the event that took place per the 911 call on April 27, 2009.     

Guess  what?

The computer system contained no record whatsoever of the event. According to the computer system where all the records are kept – the whole thing NEVER HAPPENED.


I had to fight it out with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and involve the FBI  before they suddenly ‘found’ it. 


HaLeigh’s disappearance has been classified as both a kidnapping and homicide. The press releases by the Sheriff’s Office are confusing to most, because although homicide is discussed, HaLeigh’s has an Amber Alert that classifies her as Missing and Endangered.       

To help you understand this seeming discrepancy, we will go through the finer details and developments of the case, to explain why the case has appeared to toggle between these two classifications.      

Approximately two weeks after HaLeigh’s disappearance, a quasi anomaly appeared in the investigation when cadaver dogs hit on a dumpster near HaLeigh’s home; but nothing was found. The dumpster hit was perplexing – if a body had been in the dumpster, where did it go? Why the dumpster hit wasn’t on immediately the night HaLeigh was reported missing?      

I will get back to that dumpster, but first, let’s look at some other searches that followed. 

Law enforcement conducted several different searches – focusing primarily on bodies of water. In June, 2009 law enforcement searched property in Baker    County, Florida on the property of HaLeigh’s maternal grandmother, Marie Griffis. In September, 2009 a pond was drained after receiving a tip.       

It was never clear exactly  what law enforcement was searching for during these targeted events.      

By early 2010, several persons of interest in HaLeigh’s disappearance were in the custody of the PCSO on un-related drug charges. Misty Croslin and her brother, Hank Croslin Jr., were talking to police. While the Croslins were discussing various details about an alleged murder of the little girl, they did not confess to murdering HaLeigh. Rather, they provided statements implicating a family cousin from Tennessee named Joe Overstreet.      

Law enforcement had long since interviewed Overstreet and cleared him. Polygraph tests administered on Misty Croslin did not confirm the new story she was giving law enforcement.

In April of 2010, based upon information emerging from the jail, an extensive search of the St. John’sRiver was conducted by multiple agencies and counties including Putnam, Clay, Marion, as well as the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Amidst this River search, the PCSO announced the missing person case had been converted into a homicide investigation.

It is at this point you might begin to consider and ponder the idea that a person may have been killed around the time HaLeigh vanished; a person that was NOT HaLeigh Cummings. 

Major Gary Bowling, director of law enforcement, PCSO, was asked by the Gainesville Sun how officers reached the decision that the case was now a homicide. Bowling said, “It’s a lot of information over the last few weeks. None of us believe we are looking for an alive child anymore.”       

Fair enough.    

Now – what Major Bowling said was very significant – because according to the director, the classification of the case affected the Amber Alert status. “You lose the Amber Alert out of that, but that’s the only significant difference between any tool or investigative strategy that changes or diminishes,” Bowling told the Palatka Daily News.       

The Amber Alert was cancelled by the classification change Major Bowling said so.    

HaLeigh’s new status will also keep the investigation on the path to her killer rather than the person that abducted her, Bowling said.   

Director Bowling’s additional ditty may have been a message to those hiding HaLeigh that they were going to be treated as child murderers from that point on – the gloves were coming off.      

The idea that HaLeigh was dead was to be an idea short-lived.      

The PCSO was about to discover something from me (Timothy Charles Holmseth), that would jump start the entire investigation, and will certainly change what you think about HaLeigh’s welfare status. Likewise, it will illuminate what law enforcement continues to refer to as a homicide investigation.      

Let’s re-cap the events of April 26-27, 2009 – you will soon be amazed because that event, in conjunction with my request for the police report regarding the event, resulted in HaLeigh’s Amber Alert being re-instated.    

On April 27, 2009 Putnam  County Emergency Management (PCEM) dispatched an ambulance to a facility called  the HaLeigh Bug Center in Satsuma, Florida after receiving a 911 emergency call  from Sarah Sheffield – the sister of Crystal Sheffield (HaLeigh’s mother).       

Now – remember – HaLeigh had been sighted at approximately 6:30 p.m., April 26 at the Tiger Express gas station in Brunson, South   Carolina in the company of a man and woman traveling in the direction of Florida.  The man would later be picked out of a group of pictures by the witness, who said she recognized him to be the man shown in a photo of Jeremiah Regan, administrator, HaLeigh   Bug Center.      

During multiple interviews I conducted,  I learned about the late night incident at the HaLeigh Bug   Center that resulted in a  911 call, and understood its shocking implications.      

In the fall of 2010 I contacted Major (then Lieutenant) Johnny Greenwood, public information officer, PCSO, and asked him for the police report generated by the April 27, 2010 law enforcement activity at the HaLeigh   Bug Center.  Major Greenwood advised me there was no record of any such event – he said no police were at any such scene.   

Of course, I knew better, because I had conducted so many interviews with so many people present at the scene, it was a no-brainer. It was even covered by the mainstream media at the time; including a news piece by T.J. Hart, news director, WSKY. 

I decided to contact the department that handles records and emergency management dispatches in Putnam County, Florida. I called and I was told the computer system did not contain any records of any emergency management personnel being dispatched to that location.       

The records had all disappeared from the computer. You can listen to the telephone call I made (below).  

I contacted Major Greenwood again. I told him I had conducted extensive recorded interviews that would prove what occurred at the HaLeigh   Bug Center that night. I included the Jacksonville FBI in the email exchange. I became very forward with my request.       

Major Greenwood then found the police report. He said it had not originally appeared because the right words were not being used in the search.      

Major Greenwood’s explanation did not reasonably account for an entire event disappearing from the mainframe computer system; but that’s for another time.    

The narrative of the police report did not, in any way, shape, or form match what I had been told about the events of that night. I had been told of multiple people – crying and arguing –  cars coming and going, small children being placed in automobiles and quickly  taken away. Blood everywhere – fighting, screaming, arguing, phone calls, and  wailing babies.


Shortly thereafter, HaLeigh’s cancelled Amber Alert was re-instated (the first time in American history that  a cancelled Amber Alert was re-instated).       

In this same time-window, Peggy Cone, the former lead detective of the HaLeigh Task Force (quietly)  retired from the PCSO.       

It is very clear – somebody took measures to hide the entire paper trail regarding the April 26-27, 2009 event. The subsequent administerial activities by the Sheriff’s Office regarding Detective Cone provide a pretty good idea of where one might want to place their focus on that matter.    

Major Bowling advised me of Cone’s departure, and noted a new detective had been assigned to the case and it was very active.


When law enforcement  re-instated HaLeigh’s Amber Alert – the message and reality was loud and clear  – HaLeigh was not dead. Obviously, this creates questions  about the on-going “criminal investigation” being conducted by the  PCSO, which they called a “homicide investigation” shortly before I  exposed the HaLeigh Bug Center incident and hidden records.    

Okay – now we will now jump back  to the bizarre event that took place in February of 2010, when several German  Shepherd cadaver dogs hit on a dumpster near HaLeigh’s home – but no body was  found inside the dumpster.       

I learned during an interview with a witness, who I am not going to name (but have named to PCSO) that a man was allegedly murdered in the home of Ronald Cummings shortly before HaLeigh was reported missing.       

The homicide involved a gun and considerable activity took place with disposing of the body.      

I have provided the names of the individuals that were allegedly present during the violent murder to the PCSO and FBI.        

As you can see, the disappearance of HaLeigh Cummings can be classified as either a kidnapping investigation, homicide investigation, or criminal investigation.      

It’s all of them.