This morning, I received an email from a reader who claims to be a friend of an alleged victim of Tom Chantry. I was informed that Chantry had been arrested, had a brief hearing, and his bail revoked. he is now allegedly residing in jail in Arizona. Amy Smith, Todd Wilhelm and Nate Sparks were alerted and we chased down the information.
According to Grand Canyon News:
Thomas Chantry, of Yavapai County, was arrested in Arizona according to information retrieved by Grand Canyon Daily News.
Grand Canyon Daily News first heard about the event on December 21, 2016 after the arresting agency released the information to the public. Chantry was detained and later charged, according to Grand Canyon Daily News's analysis of the official report.
Nate Sparks got the following report:
So I spoke to the Yavapai Sheriff's media relations officer. I mentioned a pastor from Wisconsin, and he immediately knew who I was talking about and confirmed he had been arrested and booked in the county jail. However, he was arrested by Prescott PD, so he didn't have arrest details. I left a message with their PIO, will update if I hear anything more.
We found this arrest report online. The only thing wrong with the report is that Chantry was born in PA, not Arizona. However, we have received confirmation that this is indeed Reformed Pastor Tom Chantry.
As the reader who sent me the original information said: "He is off the streets now."
We will keep you updated as we find out more information; especially why he was arrested and his bail allegedly revoked. Frank Turk and the Pyro Boys have been strangely silent.