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Ronald Cummings Drug Trial Delayed Again for Possible Plea Deal

4:18 PM, Jul 19, 2010   |    comments
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PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -- Ronald Cummings' trial didn't start this morning as expected after attorneys asked the judge for more time.

Both the state and defense attorney Terry Shoemaker asked  this morning for another 30 days so they could continue working on a plea deal.

They said the extra month is needed so they can iron out the detail of the plea agreement, but in court they discussed possibly dropping two of the five cases against him and working the plea deal on the other three.

The next pretrial plea date is now scheduled for Aug. 20.

Cummings, along with four others, was arrested in January for trafficking in prescription medication.

He is the father of Haleigh Cummings, the girl who was last seen in Feb. 2009 as Cummings' then-girlfriend Misty Croslin put her to bed. Haleigh has been the subject of an Amber Alert since then.

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