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Bond appeal hearing set for father of missing Codi Bigsby

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Posted at 5:22 PM, Feb 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-11 17:38:49-05

HAMPTON, Va. - Cory Bigsby, the father of missing 4-year-old Codi Bigsby, has a bond appeal hearing set for the near future.

According to court documents, Cory has filed a bond appeal hearing that is set for February 25 at the Hampton City Circuit Court.

His bond was denied on Tuesday.

According to the Hampton Sheriff's Office, Cory is no longer in their custody and has been transferred to the Hampton Roads Regional Jail.

Ahead of that decision, Jeff Ambrose, Cory's attorney, said Cory has been a Hampton resident since 2017. When arguing for bond Ambrose said Cory had never been convicted of a crime in the past and has had no failures to appear in court.

He added that Cory came to Virginia through the military and was honorably discharged. Ambrose said Cory was willing to apply to requirements set for bond including an ankle monitor, house arrest and pre-trial check-ins.

Cory has been charged with seven counts of felony child neglect, stemming from incidents that go back well over a month.

Police still need the public's help with knowing Cory and Codi's last whereabouts. Any information could be of value to the police.

Community members say they are still holding out hope.

CJ Baker with W.A.T.E.R. Inc. and certified in search and rescue says his crew is still searching areas like Bell Isle Marina.

Leigh Mead, the owner of Vancostas, a local Hampton restaurant, says Codi Bigsby is all her guests can talk about.

"I actually have a restaurant in town [and] the general public is really stirred up trying to find him," she said. "It's an everyday conversation. It's what we talk about until he comes home."