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Mom describes terrifying ordeal son endured at hands of Savage Squad, who allegedly “flashed a gun”

investigateMASON CITY – A young man endured a terrifying episode of bullying, harassment and outright fear last week at the hands of four teens allegedly hell-bent of robbing him blind, a Mason City mother told NIT.

For the purposes of this story and to honor the wishes of law enforcement, no names, places or exact dates will be mentioned, as their investigation into these on-going alleged organized criminal activity proceeds.

According to a Mason City woman, last week her son – who is under the age of 15 – left their home to engage in a recreational activity with other young teens at a local business. As they waited outside to get in, the four local teens who have been arrested in connection to on-going gang activity who call themselves “Savage Squad” – 13-year-old Darrius Rashawn Bolden, 15-year-old Travis John Ulrich, 16-year-old Rudy Huerta and 16-year-old Karl Aaron Karzin – also came to this business. They tried to get inside, but were turned away by the owner. They challenged the owner to a fight but were finally removed from the building.

policeHowever, the four teens stayed outside the main entrance, where other teens were waiting to get inside, our source described. The “Savage Squad” was “pumped up as they went outside where my child his friend and their little [girlfriends] were”. The “Savage Squad” proceeded to pick on the friend of the mom’s son and took his wallet and stole his money – which was an entire $1.

Then, the “Savage Squad” turned to the mother’s young son and demanded his money… but he refused to give it up.

“My son had $70 on him that he earned from law mowing,” mom told NIT. “He was not giving it up so he told Darious no. This kid was nose to nose with my son. Her son said no – twice – and then Darius [Bolden] ordered Rudy [Huerta] “to give him his belt”. Rudy [Huerta] had “a piece of board that he was swinging around and threatening these kids” with at this time.

Rudy Huerta allegedly gave Darrius [Bolden] the belt “and he hit my son with it” as he demanded the money.

“Again my son said no and Karl [Karzin] got into his face demanding the money! At this time Travis [Ulrich] pulled up his shirt and flashed a gun.”

The woman’s son “still said no and Karl [Karzin] hit him in the face and proceeded to grab at my sons pants for his wallet”, the mother said.

“He [had] all four kids trying to get him to fight and give him his money and he managed to push his way out and run home. He was bawling when he got here!”

“I quickly ran up [to the location] and they were gone. Cops showed up and we did press charges.”

Mom told NIT that she was “contacted through a lawyer who wanted to know if we had question or if we needed coupling”.

Sources tell NIT that all four teens are being held by authorities at this time.

The source told NIT that “Rudy [Huerta] and Karl [Karzin] are in jail no bond and the other two Darious [Bolden] and Travis [Ulrich] are waiting transport to juvie. They also picked up 2 more kids from the high school but 4 more kids could also be picked up and charged as there’s 10 of them in this gang! For now 6 kids” are being held.

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