Grand jury indicts Cory Bigsby

A grand jury on Tuesday indicted the father of a missing Hampton boy on 30 charges, with most being related to accusations that he left his four young children home alone

Of the charges the grand jury issued to Cory Jamar Bigsby, 23 were new. All but two are felonies.

Police began investigating Bigsby shortly after he reported his 4-year-old son, Codi, missing earlier this year.

Bigsby told police he last saw Codi asleep in his bed at about 2 a.m. Jan. 31, and that the boy was gone when he woke up later that morning.

Hampton police have been openly skeptical of that account, and have asked for the public’s help in locating the child.

Less than a week after he reported his son missing, Bigsby was charged with seven counts of felony child neglect.

Each of those counts accuse him of leaving his four children — ages 2 through 5 — unattended on various occasions.

The 44-year-old Hampton man has been held without bond since then, despite defense attorney Amina Matheny-Willard’s repeated attempts to get one granted to him.