Misty Croslin’s sentence

I found this article which provides more info on Misty Croslin’s sentencing. (There’s also this article with pictures.) She got 25 years for a single count of trafficking Oxycodone. The girl is only 18 (maybe 19 now, not sure), and she’s facing similar charges in another county and therefore more time. It’ll probably be concurrent to the first sentence, but still.

I will be the first to say that I have no sympathy for Misty. She had a very sad, deprived childhood and suffered abuse. This is unfortunate, but plenty of people go through that and don’t do the things she has done. I think she was up to her neck in the disappearance of Haleigh Cummings and has been lying about it ever since. I think she is a drug dealer — pretty dumb of her to say otherwise, when it was caught on tape. But 25 years for a single non-violent drug charge is ridiculous. And the first article said it’s the minimum time allowed, since the judge didn’t want to sentence her as a youthful offender.

I haven’t been able to find out how long Misty would have to serve before she becomes eligible for parole, but they aren’t handing out parole like they used to anymore. Her life is pretty much over now, even if she never faces any charges for Haleigh.

UPDATE: Okay, found Misty’s date of birth: December 9, 1991. She is 18.

29 thoughts on “Misty Croslin’s sentence

  1. Jaime October 15, 2010 / 8:18 am

    I believe Florida has abolished parole for the most part. You have to serve 90% of your sentence before release and then you must wear an ankle monitor.

    • Meaghan October 15, 2010 / 8:28 am

      Oh, so she’ll only have to serve 22.5 years. I’m sure that’s such a comfort to her.

      • Bridget May 12, 2022 / 8:11 pm

        85% before Gain time gets accounted.

  2. Kat October 15, 2010 / 9:25 am

    I said it before…if it wasn’t for Haleigh, I don’t think there would be a sentence like that. However, a sentence that long for what seems to be a relatively minor offense is taylor made for appeal. Unless it is to up the pressure to find the little girl.

  3. danielle October 15, 2010 / 10:21 am

    Partly b/c of her attitude in jail when talking to her mom. Did you see those videos?? …”they can kiss my ass and give me a public apology”.. type thing. Her dad is the only one who seems genuinely concerned. Misty’s mom isn’t .

  4. Princess Shantae October 15, 2010 / 10:54 am

    Misty is way past 18 except in years. Hard enough to roller skate on. She even looks like somebody that has a lot of jail time in store for her.

    • Kat October 15, 2010 / 11:57 am

      Happens to people. Sad but true. IF she knows anything, she should give it up and hope for the best.

    • Princess Shantae October 15, 2010 / 12:26 pm

      IF she tells what all she knows now, she’s likely to get a lot more than 25 years. This right now is probably the best she can hope for.

      • Kat October 15, 2010 / 12:52 pm

        I feel sorry for the little girl she was to grow up the way she did, but there are a lot of us with shitty childhoods that get past it and make lives for ourselves. If that’s the best for her, so be it. Still sucks.

  5. danielle October 15, 2010 / 1:37 pm

    Kat you are right. You get to a point in your life where you have to make your own choices. I’m not sure how I feel about 25 years but she could have had a better attitude and made better choices

  6. jeanie October 15, 2010 / 2:36 pm

    EVERY perpetrator of sexual and/or physical abuse of children/adults was once a young, vulnerable child. There is a correlation between experiencing that and becoming a perpetrator, The conclusion to be drawn is to intervene when early and give appropriate help to the victims. BUT once a person has become an adult perpetrator, they must deal with the consequences of their actions in prison. it’s good if the prison has group work to make people take responsibility for what they’ve done. In fact I would say it’s critically important to do that if we want them to be less likely to offend upon release.

    Misty Croslin does not reveal what she knows because if she did she would be in a worse position. As everybody heard when her mother spoke, Misty was sexually abused. WHAT MISTY DID WAS ALLOW TOMMY SEXUAL ACCESS TO HALEIGH WHILE SHE WAS DRUGGED UP TO KEEP HER QUIET, either so Tommy would give Misty more drugs or to get him off her back,..and because there’s a complicated, weird thing in deprived adults that makes some of them jealous or angry at a child who has not gone through what they’ve had to endure.
    (ex: I had a friend whose husband was jealous of their son having so many toys as he hadn’t had hardly any toys when he was growing up)

    Misty only looks out for Misty.

    THAT IS WHY NONE OF THE 3 ‘BREAK’ and why they are all where they deserve to be. If they told the truth they could get the death penalty.

  7. Kevin October 15, 2010 / 2:45 pm

    There are 2 states you don’t play games with: Texas and Florida.

    • Meaghan October 15, 2010 / 6:06 pm

      Add Virginia to that list. They don’t have parole at all anymore.

      • danielle October 15, 2010 / 11:35 pm

        no parole?? I thought Virgina was more liberal. It’s a good thing. How many times have we heard, “he was sentenced to 90 years but served only 5??”

      • Meaghan October 16, 2010 / 10:00 am

        Well, for the most part they don’t have parole anymore. The federal system doesn’t have it either.

  8. Princess Shantae October 15, 2010 / 4:39 pm

    The judge who sentences you wants to be able to feel like you are sincere and are willing to own up to what you did wong and want to try and make it right if you can. If the judge doesn’t see any evidence of that from you, what insentive does he have to cut you a break? When you won’t take responsibility or try to help some little kid that’s missing and maybe still alive? (I mean, I don’t think for a minute that Haleigh is still alive, but the judge has to take that into consideration.)
    And its a shame Misty grew up with such a crappy childhood, but Haleigh had a pretty crappy home life herself.

  9. Kat October 15, 2010 / 6:30 pm

    Excuses vs explanations. My personal pet peeve, witnessed multiple times in my family alone, is lack of personal responsibility. It’s never your fault, you’re never wrong, and on and on and on. Decades later. Is she getting a shit deal? Maybe. But I cannot buy for one sec that she didn’t know what she was doing was wrong. In any cases.

  10. Princess Shantae October 15, 2010 / 8:14 pm

    Sure she knew it was wrong or else she wouldn’t need to lie about it.
    Everybody’s a victim these days. Everybody can just do whatever they want to no matter how stupid or dangerous it is, and when something goes bad they didn’t have a thing to do with it, they should get to do stupid stuff and not have it back fire on them.

  11. Kevin October 15, 2010 / 10:09 pm

    Misty is a candidate for both the Biggest Loser T.V. show and in reality. She has blown up like a balloon. Then again doing oxy all day and not eating while she was free can make one stay thin.

    • danielle October 16, 2010 / 9:59 am

      her appearance is shocking.

      • Princess Shantae October 16, 2010 / 10:24 am

        Not real surprising when you look at her mother who is only in her early 40s and looks like her own grandma.
        Didn’t she do crystal meth too? That stuff makes people look like a train wreck real fast. I’ve seen the billboard for meth mouth where their teeth go rotten and fall out b/c they don’t brush them while they’re high and when they come down off it they only want to eat candy and soda.

  12. marycarney October 16, 2010 / 8:58 pm

    That’s not what causes meth mouth – the meth itself eats away the teeth – you ever smelled it cooking? Ammonia and the like. My sister had supermodel looks and Crest commercial teeth ’til meth got hold of her……now she looks like Misty’s mom

  13. Saffy December 28, 2010 / 11:26 pm

    it also makes your mouth really dry and saliva is what protects the teeth.

    Tell me again…why do people like this have kids??

  14. Julie Thalis May 20, 2018 / 11:46 am

    She got the sentence directly because she knows what happened to the little girl and won’t talk. I think police are figuring if this won’t make her talk then atleast she will be punished for her role in the little girls disappearance. That sounds good to me.

    • Amanda November 30, 2019 / 11:15 pm

      I do not recall reading that in the Constitution? If the police can not prove you committed a crime they think you did, then they will railroad you with something else to ensure justice is served. ??? 🤔

      • H. Oswald May 27, 2021 / 9:11 pm

        No kiddin! Where they do that at?? I thought you were innocent UNTIL proven guilty!

  15. Amanda Randall November 30, 2019 / 11:12 pm

    This is ludicrous! Just because she is already found guilty in the eyes of the police and the public, doesn’t make it right for the court to serve justice through a different court case. The audacity of the police to only look at one person because she lied, what 17 yr old doesn’t lie? In my opinion, this is a result of the good ol’ boys policing. We know you had something to do with it; therefore, we will not explore any other possibilities. God forbid the police think outside the box🙄. I think I may have to work on freeing this child! This my fellow Americans, is an example of abuse of power and an utter disregard for Our Bill of Rights! I am repulsed to be an American.

  16. Amanda December 1, 2019 / 2:49 am

    Wow this is truly pathetic, I can’t believe the judgement passed based off feelings 😳. I only hope and pray that someone doesn’t do such things to someone you love, may God bless your heart!

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