PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -- The private investigator from South Florida that helped in the search for Haleigh Cummings will not be able to investigate in northeast Florida for a year.
William "Cobra" Staubs was in court today after a Putnam County man filed a false imprisonment charge against Staubs in 2009.
Today, at the Putnam County courthouse, Staubs entered a no-contest plea to the lesser charge of battery and received one year of probation.
But one condition of the sentence bars Staubs from conducting any bondsman activity or investigation work in the 7th Judicial Circuit during the year, and that means he would not be able to investigate the Haleigh case in Putnam.
THE SEARCH FOR HALEIGH CUMMINGS
According to the clerk's office, another condition that goes along with Staubs' sentence is that he can have no contact with the victim while on probation.
Five-year-old Haleigh Cummings disappeared in February 2009 after going to bed in her father's home.
Haleigh's father, Ronald Cummings' then-girlfriend, Misty Croslin, was babysitting that night, and told investigators she put Haleigh to bed, and when she woke up, Haleigh was gone.
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