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Mother of missing Charles City teen: “I feel like he may be safe”


This news story was published on December 13, 2013.
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Cody R Darrell

Cody R. Darrell, missing teen

CHARLES CITY – Family of a Charles City teen that has been missing since December 4th fears for his safety and is seeking any information on his whereabouts.

Cody Darrell, age 17, has been missing since December 4th, 2013. He drives a silver Ford F-150 pickup truck, which is also missing and he may be driving.

Family of the teen who live in Colorado contacted NIT this week in the hopes of alerting the public to his absence and generating clues that may help in bringing the young man home safely.

According to Brittany Darrell, Cody’s aunt, who lives in Sterling, Colorado, Cody had a “rough” home life, which may have lead to him running away. She told NIT that Cody’s home life and disagreements with his mother, Tiffany Mustard, had lead the teen to talk about running away for some time.

“He had spoken about running away,” Brittany said Thursday via phone. She said that Cody’s mother had relocated Cody from Colorado to South Dakota and then finally to Iowa, to be near a Fort Dodge reformatory school called the Anchor Character Training Center.

“She (Tiffany Mustard) had always thought of Cody as an out-of-control child,” Brittany said. “In reality, he is a great kid … he is so smart. She threatened to put him in that place.  We’re worried he might be there.”

A call to the Anchor Character Training Center was placed Thursday by NIT. A person who answered the phone there said “I’ve never heard of Cody Darrell.” The woman on the phone suggested a call to the Harvest Baptist Church in Fort Dodge, where the pastor there,  Marvin E. Smith, also administers the reformatory school.  A call to the church was answered by Pastor Smith, a very friendly individual. He told NIT that “I don’t know the boy, but if I hear anything, I will call you.”

Brittany said that the Charles City Police Department is investigating the Anchor Character Training Center at this time.  According to RealHelpforTeens.com, the Harvest Baptist Church serves the Anchor Character Training Center and “minister(s) to drug and alcohol addictions, gang members, runaways and rebellious teenagers.”

According to Brittany, Pastor Smith is acquainted with Pastor Tim Robbins, who runs the Calvary Baptist Church in Charles City, where Tiffany Mustard was a regular member and where Cody attends school.  He plays football for Charles City High School. Pastor Smith told NIT that Pastor Tim Robbins had graduated from his ministry some time ago.

Brittany said that Cody would come back to Colorado for many holidays, where he was initially raised by her parents, Tom and Val Darrell, until he was eight years-old.  They are Cody’s grandparents.

“We had temporary custody of Cody,” Tom Darrell told NIT Thursday, again via phone. “I have all the documentation to prove that. It was never permanent, which is how he ended up back with Tiffany.” Tiffany Mustard was with Tom and Val’s son Chad when Cody was born.

Cody’s grandmother, Val, told NIT that “We owe it to Cody to find out why he left.”

NIT also spoke with Cody’s mom, Tiffany Mustard, Thursday evening.

She said that the night Cody went missing, the family had watched TV until 11:30 PM before turning in for the evening.  “The next morning, he was gone.  I thought maybe he had gone to weightlifting, but there wasn’t any weightlifting that day at the school.”

Tiffany said that she became concerned and called police and had a missing persons report issued.

In the days that have followed Cody’s disappearance, authorities from Charles City to Sterling, Colorado have been put on notice to watch for Cody and his silver Ford F-150 pickup truck.  Tiffany told NIT that on one positive lead, “we did learn that his (Cody’s) truck was seen in Sterling.  Police there were contacted.

“I feel like he might be safe,” Tiffany continued, due to the leads that were coming in.  “He could be with family in Colorado.  We just want to know where he is.”

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Cody Darrell should call Charles City police at 641-228-3366.

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44 Responses to Mother of missing Charles City teen: “I feel like he may be safe”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 26, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    there is a cult in Sterling co they kidnap and brainwash the authorities are involved in sterling…

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 24, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Thanks to several people supporting a child to run away, you may be interested to know that a young lady by the name of Ashlee Ruhl who lived just a few miles shy of where Cody Darrell lived, she ran away too in March. Be careful of the dangerous messages that you are sending out to teens.

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    April 24, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/MetroCrimeStoppers
    $2000 AWARD MONEY- for help in finding CODY DARRELL. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP(7867) or by using the FREE Metro Denver Crime Stoppers mobile app – available for Apple, Android and select BlackBerry devices.
    All tipsters remain anonymous and are eligible for an award of up to $2,000.00. Those that are helping to hide Cody Darrell will be facing criminal charges.

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    DCI Reply Report comment

    January 20, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Cody come home and quit listening to your inmate dad and your hateful grandpa. Cody you can’t run for ever. As it is now you will have to stay on the run till you are either dead come back home or twenty one years old. That is law for juvenile offenders like yourself. Your grandpa should have explained that to you before your grandpa had ytou write your letter and post it on facebook.Cody you have made mistakes but it is still not to late to correct them. Starting by returning the stuff you stole to make your way to your granpas house. Such as the GPS monitor and also the truck you are maybe driving. Cody do the right then and go to a lawyer or just turn yourself in your family and your sister miss you very much and are praying for you every day!!!!!!! They are also praying for you Thomas Darrell so help Cody by giving him up and quit hiding him with your Hells Angels Biker Gang Pals.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Who wants to leave a name and have it smeared?
    This article’s comments have turned into a place full of hate. The boy contacted his mother. He is alive and well. So let them work it out. Why get nasty and so hateful?

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      tom darrell Reply Report comment

      January 7, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      thank you..That is exactly what most of the family would like..

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      DCI Reply Report comment

      January 20, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      Anonymous The Letter was sent from the Denver Area. Which is were Cdy’s GHranpa and Grandma and his Dad live. The Police are currently comparing the hand writing to see if Cody or his Grandpa wrote the letter. Cody is a Missing Person untill he is found and it doesn’t matter how old he is. The only one smearing anybody name on here is Tom Darrell who is using people for his own hateful slanderous ways. And he owes alot of people apologies especpecially the pastors and Cody’s mom tht he has said quote they abused or kidnapped him. The only one that is guilty of kidnapping is Tom Darrell because he put Cody in the mind set that it was ok to runaway and cross statelines, knowing full well it was a crime and it made Cody a Delinquent Minor. This has never been an abuse case or a custody case but it is a Missing Child case and Law Enforcement will not give up the case till they find Cody and find out the truth about who has been giving him money and hiding places to hideout for this last month. Cody had $500 dollars when he left. $200 dollars went for gas. So by now Cody has spent the $500 dollars he had and yet he is still able to hide out from Law Enforcement and Investigator trying to return him safely back to Iowa!

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    DCI Reply Report comment

    January 5, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Hi Thomas Darrell This is the DCI and we think you know more then your telling people about Cody’s Disappearance. Like how codys truck may have been painted or stripped to look different. I guess maybe we should violate codys dad zand yyour sons parole and send him back for the max. Exploiting children is a Felony. You are exploiting Cody for your own sick hateful uses. Cody is not like you he is not a gang member who hates the law like you are. Take Coddy to a lawyer thats fine atleast then you can’t exploit him any more because he will finally be safe!!!!!!!!!!!

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      tom darrell Reply Report comment

      January 6, 2014 at 1:25 pm

      I am not a paid subscriber to this paper. I am not allowed to defend myself without being a paid..DCI I can only imagine what that stands for..Dumb Crazy Idiot ? I don’t know you tell me..Your basing a remark off of a possible chance that a truck has been altered and no legal plates as guilt, you are surley touched Paul…And then somehow equate my speculation of a possibilty to a completely different person and his situation, you are a complete idiot.refer to your name DCI…Now simpleton I have nothing to hide bring it on babyfood..And concerning your threats to the other person he is accountable to a case manager that has no doubt in him, because there is no possibilty to question him..You appear to just be another nameless coward trouble make..

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    tom darrell Reply Report comment

    December 30, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    I just do not get it…If Tiffany and the Mustard family had nothing to hide, what is the problem with them asking Cody to go speak with an Attorney, the attorney will have the best interest of Cody and that is all…Why does Tiffany on Help Find Cody Page offer Cody the protection of seeking an Attorney, if they honestly cared for Cody and his well being there is no problem for Cody to do that unless there is and was abuse they are afraid will finally come out…

    Tiffany J Mustard, I will pay for the GAL for Cody and Angela, hell I was the only one that paid on Cody’s other court appointed GAL, will gladly do it again..

    There is your challenge you wonderful, kind, loving, forgiving Mother, and a challenge to all you loving Mustards..GET CODY A ATTORNEY TO GO TO FOR SAFETY..I for one will gladly pay for a GAL for Cody..any of you loud mouths out there willing to do the best for Cody, is Cody’s best interest honestly your desire, or do you just want to cause trouble…
    There is a honest and fair option for Cody-Tiffany, Tiffany allow Cody to seek legal services and not constantly demanding he do this or do that or else ? What are you so afraid is going to come out if he goes to a attorney first,,oh yeah the truth will come out..
    Thomas A Darrell,,no not hiding behind a silly diguise.

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    Tom Darrell Reply Report comment

    December 27, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    With a combined effort of law enforcement, 2 IFB survivors groups and a advocacy team Stop Institutional Child Abuse we are feeling a degree of relief that Cody has not been placed in any of these following homes:

    ACTC – IA
    Calvary Boys ranch – OK
    Happiness Hill-TX
    Lighthouse- Missouri
    HeritageFlorida-Georgia Line

    I personaly want to thank all the IFB Survivors that took their time and Advocates to stop Institutional Abuse investigative powers, along with family members in Oklahoma and Missouri..
    This does’nt bring us any closer to knowing the truth as to what happened to Cody the night he went missing, or where Cody is, but it does give a sense of comfort that he is not in one of the above childrens prison…Over time we will continue as a group to eliminate other facilities and possible places in Missouri…thank you
    Tom Darrell

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      CS Reply Report comment

      December 29, 2013 at 12:30 am

      Hi Thomas And Val Darrel hows the heat out there? It will only get hotter till you turn over Cody. If you are hidding him out it is a Felony coming your way.I hear Codys dad is on probation which means if he is connected with Codys disapperarance at all he goes down for the duration of his sentence. Also keeping cody out of school makes Cody a Juvenile Delinquent!!!!!!!! Cody where ever you are hiding turn yourself in because who ever is hiding you goes down also for Aiding and Abetting a fugitive!!!!!!!

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        tom darrell Reply Report comment

        December 29, 2013 at 9:56 am

        CS I do not know who you are other than a coward that hides behind a intials or false name of CS,,The heat is just, the warmer the better, I don’t do well in the cold..You sure sound as if you are in the know with all the fecal matter spewing out of you lips.NOW SILLY LITTLE COWARD, listen well here, throughout the full time Cody has been missing my advice and directions in writing is for Cody to contact TWO ATTORNEY’S that know him, my other directive has been to approach Social Services child protection wherever Cody..Now CS if my wife and I HAD CODY as some of you strange people as yourself boldly state through threats, would’nt it only make sense Cody would of already been to the attorneys and this would of been settled..Concerning your ignorant statement Cody turn yourself in, makes Cody out almost as if he has broke a law, he has not…Now CS you are more than welcome to come crawling out from under your rock you are hiding your name under and drive on to Colorado and take all the time you want to look around for Cody…

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        tom darrell Reply Report comment

        December 29, 2013 at 10:12 am

        CS before you begin to passively threaten me, or accuse me of felonies, you need to know what I am capable of and not, or atleast read the facts coward:this has been posted 3 times since Cody left:

        Justice for Codeman Darrell

        December 20.

        CODY DARRELL: Lets humor your mother and that loving caring Mustard family here for a second, and pretend you did run away.. Here is the best advice your truly caring and loving Grandpa Tom Darrell can offer to you:

        CONTACT ONE OF THESE 2 ATTORNEY’S FOR HELP

        PABST & MILANO ATTORNEYS AT LAW
        203 CLAYTON ST
        BRUSH COLORADO
        970-842-2805
        (Your cousin Alyssa works for them)

        BRANDENBURG & McGUIRE PC
        304 CLAYTON ST
        BRUSH COLORADO
        970-842-5596
        (Your and Angelas old GAL)

        Cody both of these Attorneys know you well, and know the exact factual truths.They both have all your records all the way to the Colorado Supreme Court of Appeals.Dennis Brandenburg is a good good man he was your lawyer, Ed Pabst is a awesome caring man, he was your Dads attorney..The total bullshit that your Mother Tiffany J Mustard will be exposed. Justice for Codeman Darrell.

        If you are free and not being currently abused in a IFB Baptist reformitory..

        Love you Elephant

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        tom darrell Reply Report comment

        December 29, 2013 at 10:40 am

        Gena Anderson: You know this CS whom ever it may be do they actually think that calling Cody a fugitive is going to make him come forward??? Wow any forward steps have probably just out then to a stop or worse yet in reverse.

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        tom darrell Reply Report comment

        December 29, 2013 at 11:44 am

        “Cody where ever you are hiding turn yourself in because who ever is hiding you goes down also for Aiding and Abetting a fugitive!!!!!!!”

        CS you truly are a touched soul,,”fugitive”, Cody is a fugitive from what ?,Are you suggesting Cody has broken a law ?..I know from his mothers own mouth I was told she was going to file press charges for stealing his birhday gift the pickup, she was going to press charges for Cody stealing a GPS and other silly things Tiffany wanted the police to be able to pick him up on..Cody is a fugitive from what? you silly silly person..

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        tom darrell Reply Report comment

        December 29, 2013 at 12:05 pm

        CSReplyReport comment

        December 19, 2013 at 11:34 am

        CSReplyReport comment

        December 19, 2013 at 11:34 am

        I can understand your frustrations.
        So I will leave all speculation to the police and other authorities from now on. I hope you can do the same. The most important issue is finding Cody. The whys he is gone will come out once he is found. I don’t know if you are a praying man, Mr. Darrell, but I am. I am praying for your grandson to be found and that “God shall send forth his mercy and his truth” on this whole matter. Good day.

        that statement above of your did not last long did it CS,,sure wished I knew what your intial CS stood for, when left to our imaginations and speculations we can come up with some very wrong and nasty conclusions..go read another scritpure and seek the truth, and in less than 10 months the truth will inviel itself to you CS.

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          CS Reply Report comment

          December 30, 2013 at 8:40 am

          Mr. Darrell,
          I believe someone has been using my initials.
          I am the CS that posted on Dec. 18 & 19. I haven’t posted again. Till now. So kindly, don’t connect me to the CS that was attacking on December 29.
          As far as not sharing my name, I simply choose not to. Good day.

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    Val Darrell Reply Report comment

    December 21, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    It’s all of our responsibility to consider every possibility as to why Cody disappeared on Dec 4th. the key to understanding why Cody would want to run away is in the journal that he worote before his family moved to Charles City. He documented physicl nd emotional abuse endured by himself and his little sisters. Cody gave that journal to Sheriff Steve Brink in Davison County, south Dakota shortly before his family came to Iowa in June of 2012. Wen the sheriff told Cody that he couldn’t help him, Cody later told us that “a piece of his heart shriveled up and died.” He also said that he had “just about lost all hope.” Copies of his journal are in the possession of South Dakota DHS, Iowa DHS, and have been read by law enforcement in Charles City, Iowa, and Mitchell, S Dakota. Those agencies failed to take Cody seriously. Ironically, the Charles City officer that Cody intially contacted as soon as they settled in that town, has since taken an “early retirement” for not taking other victims seriously as well. His name is Todd Smith. The main reason that cody didn’t want to move to Iowa was due to the threat made by his mother, with the help of Pastor Tim Robbins of Calvary Baptist Church in Charles City, to place Cody in the Anchor Character Training Center in Fo Dodge, Iowa. Cody knew if he voiced an opinion different than his mother, or came to the defense of his sister, Angela, and he could be ripped out of his home for 1 to 2 years, with minimal contact with anyone on the outside. Pretty powerful fear to live with day in and day out. How many of us could endure that without finally saying,”this is enough.” I believe that something happened between Cody, Angela, and Tiffany the night of Dec 3rd. On Facebook, Tiffany states that Cody’s little sister, Angela, has cried her eyes out because she blames herself that he is gone. In Tiffany’s words, “Angela just didn’t want Cody to stick up her anymore.” Does anyone else see this as a RED FLAG? We should be told the truth about what happened that night. Tiffany is silent. Was there a disagreement? Did Cody leave on his own accord after another threat was made to put him in a Baptist facility? Did he feel that running was his only recourse? One thing I know for sure, Cody does NOT want to go home. If he is found safe and sound, we owe it to him to listen THIS TIME and honor his wishes. Cody, wherever you are, our family believes in you, loves you, and will welcome you with open arms when you are ready. Love you, Grandma Val.

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    Tom Darrell Reply Report comment

    December 21, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    It has been 18 day’s since my grandson Cody Darrell has been missing from Charles City Iowa from a abusive home in his own written testimony…The family here in Colorado remains on high alert to his being found wherever he was put…It is Christmas time in Rockies we will miss Codeman this year, if we would of been allowed to see him at all…..Wherever you are my Elephant free roaming here on earth, or locked up in a IFB/KJV Baptist boy’s home, know this in your heart Codeman, Grandma Val and Granpa Tom have you in our hearts and minds..LOVE YOU BIGGER THAN THE MOON,and forever and a day…

    • Matt Marquardt

      Matt Marquardt Reply Report comment

      December 21, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      Thank you for the update. We hope Cody makes it home safe.

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    CS Reply Report comment

    December 18, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Someone told me Cody’s truck was sighted at two different locations in Sterling, CO earlier this month.(By the way, neither of these sightings were residential.) Maybe he isn’t in the area now. Maybe he didn’t contact anyone when he was in town. But maybe he is closer than it seems. Maybe when things aren’t so intense, he will try to contact friends or family. I know that is a lot of maybe’s. I just hope he is found soon. It’s been two weeks!

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      Tom Darrell Reply Report comment

      December 18, 2013 at 7:07 pm

      CS: that’s a lot of Maybe’s, but we all are entitled to our speculative maybeing as long as it does not hurt others on a frivilous maybe..All these maybe’s and false leads are hurting people..
      #1 Cody’s Dad who is not in any position to be
      invovled in any manner
      #2 We have other grandchildren in town that are being traumitized by excessive police and church harassement everytime your mystery people fabricate another eye witness account..
      Eye myself as the grandad can endure this stupity for as long as it takes the SPD gets tired and annoyed by all these false fabricated leads..The real problem here is that time is being wasted,,Cody did not runaway, he is in some Baptist group home somewhere…Maybe the aliens from Org have Cody in a saucer ship, that is as feasible a lead as Cody being in Sterling Colorado..

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        CS Reply Report comment

        December 19, 2013 at 11:34 am

        I can understand your frustrations.
        So I will leave all speculation to the police and other authorities from now on. I hope you can do the same. The most important issue is finding Cody. The whys he is gone will come out once he is found. I don’t know if you are a praying man, Mr. Darrell, but I am. I am praying for your grandson to be found and that “God shall send forth his mercy and his truth” on this whole matter. Good day.

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    Tom Darrell Reply Report comment

    December 17, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Honest and “Hope some helpful clues are posted soon.””
    Stop wasting the Logan County Sterling Colorado taxpayers money..Cody would and has not been in Sterling…Cody has lots of family on both side of his family he would not even venture into this town…

    “Hope some helpful clues are posted soon.””#2

    Stop wasting money and time sending police over to Tom Darrells house on frivolous and harassing fabricated reports Cody has his truck parked at my house…SERIOUSLY even the thought hindered folks know he would come in my house or around it..

    “”Hope some helpful clues are posted soon.””#3

    read and pay attention to all the real clues given by many that do know the situation..do not discount any clues in this mystery…
    thank you

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    CS Reply Report comment

    December 17, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Hmmm. now who is pointing fingers and being slanderous? A lot of anger coming from many directions on this issue.

    The real question is does anyone know of Cody’s whereabouts or have seen his truck? If so, notify your local authority.

    That is what this article was suppose to be about.
    Maybe he hasn’t contacted family on either side of this issue because he understood how they feel towards each other. Maybe he was just done with being the center of conflict, or maybe there is a third angle no one has considered looking at.

    The truth will come out eventually. Once this teenager is found many pieces of this puzzle will fall into place. Whether he was assisted or whether he was forced to leave, it will not remain hidden.

    But the most important issue at the momoment is finding Cody. Once he is found,then the appropriate people can discuss the next step.

    But all the finger pointing isn’t helping to discover where the 17yr old is.

    Hope some helpful clues are posted soon.

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      Tom Darrell Reply Report comment

      December 17, 2013 at 9:58 pm

      Thank you CS…Cody knows “Cody’s whereabouts” other than that it appears no one does, unbelievable, but that is the what is being presented….

      “That is what this article was suppose to be about.
      Maybe he hasn’t contacted family on either side of this issue because he understood how they feel towards each other. Maybe he was just done with being the center of conflict,”

      That is a very strong possibilty, glad you came up that possibilty,,now we are all free and clear of any wrong doing…whew thank you,things were getting pretty intense and hot here in Colorado..Much much more that childs play finger pointing..I seriously thank you for vindicating us all..

      And his is the most straight forward comment of them all……Eye cannot wait for the truth to come out…Here is the true meaninful comment of all “The truth will come out eventually. Once this teenager is found many pieces of this puzzle will fall into place. Whether he was assisted or whether he was forced to leave, it will not remain hidden.””” THANK YOU CS..and I do mean thank you honestly I am greatful that you have shared your comment

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    CJ Reply Report comment

    December 17, 2013 at 9:31 am

    ConcernedCitizen really how pathetic.
    Paul Scott your lucky the Darrell family as a whole don’t sue you for slander.
    Carol T do you really think Cody did this to be famous? It is becoming clearer every day that all you have to do is ask his mother where he is. Her statement in this article alone seems to say it all “I feel like he might be safe” yet no one else feels that way.
    I for one would only hope that the Darrell family do have Cody because the facts that they have brought to light about what is going on in our own back yard are mind boggling. And for anyone who is sitting there saying not in Charles City ,Ia not in America’s Hometown, wake up and smell the coffee think back a few years to some other events in America’s Hometown. Mom and Aunt Kimmie were very vocal about how bad the Darrell’s were until they exposed the church now they have gone silent. Makes a person think. Darrell family keep up the fight you have support here in Iowa.

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      Tom Darrell Reply Report comment

      December 17, 2013 at 12:31 pm

      Thank you CJ for the encouragement..As a family we have very mixed feelings and opinions as to what has happened to Cody…There are some in the family that do sincerely believe that Cody had to flee for his safety and is now safe somewhere with a peace of mind he will not be beaten or put in a home by his mother..There are those such as myself that believe it would of been completely and totaly possible for his mother through Pastor Tim Robbins to put Cody in a home or hid him in Missouri..The pleas Cody made on his own behalf for help repeatedly refers to what his mother was going to do to Cody….I get so tired of hearing that Tom Darrell and his family are to blame and engineered all this over the past 18 years..Simple human nature that if his mother was everything she tells people she, is and such a loving good mother, her son Cody would not listen to the crap she tries to convince people we DARRELLS told him..Cody would of told us,,I love my mom, she is a great mom, don’t talk about my mom ever again, she does the best she can…That is the realistic truth right there, Cody is smart he is loyal, he has love and forgivness in his heart..He ran away from his mother because she no longer deserved his forgivness and loyalty, if he ran away at all..It is easy for me to know the truth because I know the truth..It is understandable for me to assume that his mother has done something foul with Cody, because she has told Cody, his father and Val and I she was going to put him in a home..Cody’s mother in my opinion does not have the capacity to love unselfishly as most of us do..Tiffany has removed the father completely out of her other two daughters lives for selfish reasons…Anger is her nature, anger is her only coping tool….Thank you CJ You are one of the intelligent people that does not walk through life with blinders on….If Cody ran away,,,he ran away because he was being abused, and nobody cared or would listen to his pleas for his sisters and himself..SAD thing Floyd county still does not care that his sisters are still with his abuser and a potential destroyer of their lives..We all are waiting for Tiffany to dissappear and move away from Charles City,,that is her defense ALWAYS,,FLEE under the darkness of the night…because the big bad Darrell family are after me again..

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    Paul Scott Reply Report comment

    December 15, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Thomas And Val Darrell And Other Darrell Family Members Hiding Cody Darrell A Runaway And A Delinquent Minor You Are Guilty Of Conspiracy To The Delinquency Of A Minor And Non Custodial Kidnapping If You Are Hiding Cody You Need To Turn Him Over Now To The Local Police. All That Matters Right Now Is Cody Is A Missing And Exploited Teenager From Iowa!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nothing Else Matters Not Homes Not Churches Not Anything Accept That Cody Is A Runaway And Is A Missing Child From Charles City IA And He Is Being Sought By The police All Over The Country!!!!!!!!!!

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      tom darrell Reply Report comment

      December 16, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      Paul Scott, that is a powerful and bold accusation comeing from someone that has absolutely no idea of what he is talking about, nor who he is even making his false accusations against..

      What does matter Paul is my grandson was abused with a Church Pastors knowledge and direction..

      Now concerning the laws and the application of them, I without doubt know more about them than yourself, but I have enjoyed the humor in your insult and passive threat PAUL SCOTT,

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    ConcernedCitizen Reply Report comment

    December 14, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    He’s probably from the north end of Charles City

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      Tom Darrell Reply Report comment

      December 14, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      “He’s probably from the north end of Charles City”

      I don’t understand north end? Cody lived on 4th ave more midtown possibly ?

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    Brittany Darrell Reply Report comment

    December 14, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    There is no other person in this world that Cody Darrell had more admiration, respect, trust, and love for than his very own Grandpa Tom. Being the “First-born” grandchild and grandson gave him endless opportunities to become the happiest child he could be. And despite the negativity that uncontrollably got in his way at times, his grandpa without question protected his innocence and enabled him to be whoever he wanted to be while reassuring his confidence that he can do whatever he sets his mind to. Thanks to codys grandpa and the rest of Darrell family that supported, nurtured and loved him unconditionally, Cody grew into the PERFECT example of what every parent could want in a child. I cannot emphasize enough how respectful, loving, caring, intelligent, responsible, honest, wise, humble, and fair this 17 yr old young man just was. This is why there is no doubt in my mind that Cody Darrell is the best person I’ve had the privilege of knowing and he deserves nothing less than the world given to him! I would give my own life just to allow this beautiful being to go on to be a living example of all that IS Good in this world. Cody we all owe you THANKS for proving that out of all the badness and corruption in life, there is light…maybe starting small but it can grow into an unwavering beacon of light, showing everyone the way that choose to follow. Please look towards that and continue searching for Cody. You are Loved by many.

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    Carol T. Reply Report comment

    December 14, 2013 at 2:44 am

    I agree with Brittney Darrell on only one thing, “Cody is a great kid and he is so smart.” Smart and yet like many teens, can’t see past his nose. I doubt he thought his leaving would cause such a stir and that his picture would be in the newspapers across three states and all over the Internet. But then again, what teen doesn’t want to be famous? Meanwhile, family and friends, and even strangers, in three states, fret and wonder where Cody is and is he okay. I doubt he planned this alone. I believe someone knows very well where he is. Yet they refuse to say so. How cruel! Praying Cody is found alive and well.

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      tom darrell Reply Report comment

      December 14, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      Carol T you know very little off what you speak…My grandson can see way beyond his nose and way into the distant future that he was being robbed of,,,even his very everyday freedoms were in danger..Have a nice day CAROL T..sincerly wishing your family Happy Holidays.

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    FD Native Reply Report comment

    December 14, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Harvist Baptist Church is known as The Cult in FD. Smith is a misogynistic a-hole who knows female memebers are being molested and it gets over looked, funny since he thinks porn is evil. Recently 2 FD girls ran from Anchor. Why? Because its not about reform, but brain washing. HBC will never admit to the amount of kids tjat have runaway or been abused, but in FD, it isn’t a very well kept secret.

    I hope Cody is fine, but if he was being subjected to any of the teachings of HBC, I don’t blame him for running.

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        tom darrell Reply Report comment

        December 14, 2013 at 4:25 pm

        The church supports 36 missionaries around the world with four families sent directly out of the local church..

        This is one avenue how the IFB/KJV ship the high profile trouble to the church kids out of country…

        People this happens it is not a fantasy, it is real life right in your backyard

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          LVS Reply Report comment

          December 14, 2013 at 4:44 pm

          I do believe this “church” is known as a cult in Charles City too.

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      tom darrell Reply Report comment

      December 14, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      Thank you are one the people who knows the truth,,To Bad Carol T speaks from a IFB heart…Please help get the truth out about the destructive evil forces of the IFB/CULT

      TOM DARRELL

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      tom darrell Reply Report comment

      December 14, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      Thank you are one the people who knows the truth,,To Bad Carol T speaks from a IFB heart…Please help get the truth out about the destructive evil forces of the IFB/CULT

      TOM DARRELL

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    Thomas A Darrell Reply Report comment

    December 13, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Thank you very much for the article..It was very well written and nuetral in nature..Thank you again..

    Just to clarify this statement :Tiffany told NIT that on one positive lead, “we did learn that his (Cody’s) truck was seen in Sterling. Police there were contacted.

    The fact is Brenda Mustard made report on record…My wife and I own a 2002 Ford F150 dark charcoal 4 door 4×4 Lariat shortbox stepside pickup…Brenda Mustard bought Cody his pickup for christmas in Mitchell South Dakota,,you know what it looks like from the many pictures of it..Tiffany is right there was a report made to SPD about Cody’s pick up being at my house overnight but gone in the morning..Of course my wife P/U was gone in the morning to work…It is strange that the person that was there in Mitchell giving Cody the pickup three days before he goes missing calls into the police a truck she knows is not his …The comment she made it true only to the point that someone called. thank you very much this was a great article hope there will be more