Updated: "Snip" http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/topstories/news-article.aspx?storyid=155990&catid=3 After a pre-trial hearing with Cummings, Shoemaker said they were trying to negotiate a plea deal in exchange for testimony against the other defendants. On the table in the deal, according to Terry Shoemaker, are the two "upper level" trafficking charges, each of which carries a minimum mandatory sentence of 25 years. By working with the three lesser charges, Shoemaker said he hopes Cummings would end up with a sentence of 15 to 30 years. Shoemaker clarified the deal being worked out is in no way tied to the search for Haleigh who is now presumed dead, according to Sheriff Hardy. Failing the deal, Cummings is scheduled to go to trial July 19. Tommy goes to trial June 20th per First Coast News. http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/5pm/default.aspx 5PM Video Report has the update: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=85486361001 Per Jax News Tommy goes to court June 23, 2010 Hank Jr. Croslin (Tommy), is scheduled for court this afternoon for a pretrial conference. Haleigh's father negotiating for 15-year sentence in drug case Ronald Cummings would testify at upcoming trials of codefendants Posted: May 13, 2010 "Snip" http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2...ence-drug-case By Dana Treen In exchange for testimony at possible trials of his former wife and her brother, Ronald Cummings is negotiating for a 15-year sentence on drug-trafficking charges, his attorney said this morning. Folowing a a pretrial hearing in Putnam County Cummings was given a July 19 trial date, his attorney said he and Cummings hope to have the deal within two weeks or possibly sooner. An attempt stalled Wednesday to make a deal with the state, said Shoemaker. The sentencing range would likely be a 15-year minimum mandatory with a possible 30-year maximum, Shoemaker said. Shoemaker said negotiations are not finished but part of the expected deal would mean Cummings would not be sentenced until after the Croslins are tried if those cases go to a jury. Croslin Jr. is scheduled for court this afternoon for a pretrial conference. At his pretrial conference, he could offer to accept a plea agreement if one has been worked out with prosecutors. Otherwise, the judge will assign a trial date and a final date the court will accept a negotiated deal. Misty Croslin is scheduled for court in June.