Haleigh Cummings' father negotiating ...

Haleigh Cummings' father negotiating for 15-year sentence in drug case

There are 100 comments on the Florida Times-Union story from May 13, 2010, titled Haleigh Cummings' father negotiating for 15-year sentence in drug case. In it, Florida Times-Union reports that:

Ronald Cummings talks with his attorney Terry Shoemaker after Cummings was brought into the courtroom Thursday morning for his drug-trafficking case.

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sunshine

Santa Clarita, CA

#1 May 14, 2010
What a scum bag when he can be trusted and is every much to blame for the whole incident. How can they believe him?
really

New Castle, IN

#2 May 15, 2010
I see that Ron has accepted a deal, but, in return, he has to testify against Misty.
Maybe, the truth will come now that Misty sees Ron is not as loyal to her as she has been to him.

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Since: Jan 10

North Fort Myers, FL

#3 May 15, 2010
really wrote:
I see that Ron has accepted a deal, but, in return, he has to testify against Misty.
Maybe, the truth will come now that Misty sees Ron is not as loyal to her as she has been to him.
There is no deal yet. They are negotiating the deal and you can bet that Ron will not do near 15 years. Hope got 15 with no deal in place because she is an idiot. Shoemaker will get Ron less than 15 you can bet on it.
Notice how all these people in Putnam are getting busted.. and they just busted White Boy Greg yesterday.. I believe Ron is racking up points to get a sweet deal.
really

New Castle, IN

#4 May 15, 2010
No, news reports that Ron accepted the deal.
http://www.wesh.com/news/23550990/detail.html
I'm sure he'll do very little time. One look at his arrest record shows that any charges against him are usually dropped.

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Since: Jan 10

North Fort Myers, FL

#5 May 15, 2010
That is funny because Shoemaker has yet to comment and he is a media whore. I will have to read it a few more places before I believe it. The article states his plea was for 15 years. I just don't buy it. Perhaps this is all hype to get the "news" to Misty and Tommy and Donna to shake them up. Pleas just don't typically happen this quick unless the deal is sweet and 15 years in the state of Florida is far from sweet. We are a state with NO parole and the best he can hope for is work release but because of his violent past that is out the door too..so in short Ron will serve 85% of those 15 years and again that is not a sweet deal.
Native Texan

Jefferson, TX

#6 May 15, 2010
Wouldn't RC receive around 45 yrs. for 3 counts? If so, no wonder he agreed to plea and 15 yrs. But, he still has to testify to information that will completely satisfy LE before he is sentenced. That was stated last night on NG. It should start getting real interesting now with Tommy and Misty and what they will have to say. I am also very curious as to what evidence LE really has and may not have leaked out. There was mention of a skeleton last night on NG. Could it be possible that when divers found the rope and cinder blocks, they also found a partial skeleton and have kept that to themselves awaiting full results? I hope finally there will be some truthful information to emerge and justice will be served for Haleigh.
muffyhuff

Dayton, OH

#7 May 15, 2010
15 years is a long time, Ohio give you 2yrs
Inquiring Minds

Palatka, FL

#8 May 16, 2010
Trotlinedesigns wrote:
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There is no deal yet. They are negotiating the deal and you can bet that Ron will not do near 15 years. Hope got 15 with no deal in place because she is an idiot. Shoemaker will get Ron less than 15 you can bet on it.
Notice how all these people in Putnam are getting busted.. and they just busted White Boy Greg yesterday.. I believe Ron is racking up points to get a sweet deal.
Hope got 15 years from running her mouth about Judge Larue. I think he always set an example of her for Misty with hopes of scaring her into telling everything she knows of Haleigh. Misty is a tough girl...or either stupid. I would have cracked a long time ago. As for Ronald, he has been a snitch for the SO for a while now, that is why his charges are always dropped. Will we ever know what REALLY happened to this little girl?
Dee

United States

#9 May 18, 2010
Ron needs to do full time...I will even send him extra money so he can buy soap, so his shorts are clean.If he was any kind of Father, none of this would have happened, He put Haleigh and Jr. in danger with his way of life.And if by some chance Haleigh is alive, he should have no ties with her.
Native Texan

Dallas, TX

#10 May 19, 2010
IMO, I think Ronald really needs to be evaluated mentally. I don't think he is all there. Even Leonard Padilla decided not to bail him out after offering because he felt he would go out and kill somebody and LE agreed. The dude is not right and needs some serious help. Whatever the cause, drugs/genetic, he seems to be a big bully and a threat to society. He definitely has no business raising children or producing anymore. I just hope that if he has any involvement/knowledge of Haleigh's death/disposal that it is found out and he goes down for it too along with the drugs. I think at this point, he will deny and lie and say anything and everything to save himself. I think he has been giving LE plenty of information regarding the drug users/dealers in Putnam County in hopes of aquiring all the brownie points he can. What happened to the big statement that he would have no problem doing life in prison or even the death penalty? He wasn't scared of anything on the phone or in front of the camera. Looks like he is crawfishing plenty now.
Inquiring Minds

Palatka, FL

#11 May 19, 2010
Native Texan wrote:
IMO, I think Ronald really needs to be evaluated mentally. I don't think he is all there. Even Leonard Padilla decided not to bail him out after offering because he felt he would go out and kill somebody and LE agreed. The dude is not right and needs some serious help. Whatever the cause, drugs/genetic, he seems to be a big bully and a threat to society. He definitely has no business raising children or producing anymore. I just hope that if he has any involvement/knowledge of Haleigh's death/disposal that it is found out and he goes down for it too along with the drugs. I think at this point, he will deny and lie and say anything and everything to save himself. I think he has been giving LE plenty of information regarding the drug users/dealers in Putnam County in hopes of aquiring all the brownie points he can. What happened to the big statement that he would have no problem doing life in prison or even the death penalty? He wasn't scared of anything on the phone or in front of the camera. Looks like he is crawfishing plenty now.
The "Grand Father of Drug Dealing" is on his side...John Merchant! What does Ron have to worry about?
Dee

United States

#12 May 29, 2010
Who is John Merchant...A police officer, Well is that's what is taking so long in Haleigh's case.How many corrupt police are in that town.Dam you need to write your own paper or story..you know someone will come out with a book on this case. start taking notes. GOD BLESS
nosey

London, KY

#13 Jun 1, 2010
I think John Merchant is a detective for the police department.
Oh Well

United States

#14 Jun 1, 2010
nosey wrote:
I think John Merchant is a detective for the police department.
I think it has been posted that Merchant is with the PCSO.
Fact

Atlanta, GA

#15 Jun 2, 2010
John Merchant is a detective with the PCSO. He used to be head of the drug unit untill they moved him into another field. He is known for taking money as payoffs,He is part of the good ole boy shit wagon.
Curious

Palatka, FL

#16 Jun 2, 2010
Fact wrote:
John Merchant is a detective with the PCSO. He used to be head of the drug unit untill they moved him into another field. He is known for taking money as payoffs,He is part of the good ole boy shit wagon.
Yes that would be him...

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Since: Jan 10

North Fort Myers, FL

#17 Jun 3, 2010
Curious wrote:
<quoted text>Yes that would be him...
Welcome to this part of Florida. Should see the Welaka Police! The Chief has been to our house drunk ON DUTY many times fishing off of out dock on Beachers Point Drive.
Dee

United States

#18 Jun 3, 2010
First Tommy said, He is locked up and cant hurt anyone... Now on the Tapes Tommy said.There going after Joe.. which Im sure since we all hear the tapes, Joe has heard the tapes also...So if the Police were going after Joe why put the tapes out there...Does not make sense to me..

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Since: Jan 10

North Fort Myers, FL

#19 Jun 4, 2010
Dee wrote:
First Tommy said, He is locked up and cant hurt anyone... Now on the Tapes Tommy said.There going after Joe.. which Im sure since we all hear the tapes, Joe has heard the tapes also...So if the Police were going after Joe why put the tapes out there...Does not make sense to me..
This is about the smartest thing I have ever seen posted on Topix!
Great point Dee
Native Texan

Lancaster, TX

#20 Jun 4, 2010
Trotlinedesigns wrote:
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This is about the smartest thing I have ever seen posted on Topix!
Great point Dee
Hey Trotline: you been spending too much time on BNN. LOL. I still get chewed up and spit out every so often. Do you think LE in that area will get to the bottom of this afterall?

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