Thanks to the relentless work of Cheryl Watson, author of the Ephesians 5:11 blog, I have the court documents seen below.
You will see in the first document, filed by the State, that they are arguing for Tom Chantry to be held non-bondable. It is the State’s opinion that Chantry is a danger to society and should be held in jail for the duration of his upcoming trial. The document contains an excellent history of the Chantry case, well worth the read.
In the next document Allen Huber, the father-in-law of Tom Chantry, and assistant pastor of Grace Reformed Baptist Church in Rockford, IL (formerly an ARBCA church) makes a case for the trustworthiness of Chantry and based on that he requests the Judge reinstate the conditions that were in place for Chantry prior to and during his second trial. These conditions included a $250,000 cash bond, a significant amount, but one which the Chantry clan was able to raise.
The final document was filed by Ryan Stevens. He was Chantry’s attorney in the second trial and wil be representing Chantry again in the third trial. Stevens argues Chantry has always met all the conditions imposed by the court when he was freed on bond, showed up for every court appearance, and poses no danger to the public, therefore he should be allowed to be bonded out of jail.
I have not heard whether the Judge has ruled on these motions, nor have I heard if a trial date has been set. I will keep you apprised of new details as I become aware of them.