On the Trial of Double Springs Middle School Teacher and Rapist Jarod Chase Cantrell

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In 2017, Double Springs Middle School teacher, Chase Cantrell, was arrested on school grounds for engaging in sexual acts with a 15-year-old student. At some time before Chase’s arrest, he had entered through a window of the student while their family was home. A parent noticed his truck on the property and called the police. He faced charges of committing sex acts with a student under 16, statutory rape, and third-degree burglary.

His case was evidently ongoing up until February 21st, 2019, where the judge granted a mistrial motion due to two violations of a court order. The court order excluded utterances of the word “rape” “except in wording used to describe actual filed charges and during opening statements and closing arguments. This also meant the word ‘rape’ was not to be used in witness statements.” Additionally, the court order suppressed all confessions, statements, and admissions from Chase during and immediately after his arrest in 2017, due to his Miranda rights allegedly not being explained.

The two violations of the court order are as follows: A police officer, Tim Hale, was called to the witness stand, and his testimony consisted of the word “rape” which violated the court order. During a cross-examination, the State had asked Chase about a prior statement he made, which was suppressed by the court order.

The mistrial resulted from these statements being uttered and due to potential prejudice on the part of the jury as a consequence of them. The court document states,

The State’s actions greatly prejudiced the Defendant’s Sixth Amendment right to a fair trial guaranteed by the United States Constitution. Due to the totality of the circumstances, the Defendant’s motion for mistrial was due to be granted…The possibility of a guilty person, charged with serious offenses, potentially escaping punishment weighs heavy on the conscience of the Court. But the possibility of an innocent person being convicted because the trial was not fair, is far worse.

A statement from the Winston County District Attorney’s Office reads,

The Office of the District Attorney will evaluate this ruling, moving forward as appropriate. In doing so, we will continue to protect the rights of Alabama crime victims.

A comment made by Chase’s lawyer, Stella J. Wennberg, says,

My client was looking forward to having his name cleared regarding these allegations and moving on with his life.  However, there is nothing more important to a criminal defendant than the right to a fair trial, and I will continue to do everything in my power to protect that right for Chase.

So, let’s unpack what just took place. There was a court order instituted which prohibited any use of the word “rape” and which suppressed any statement or confession from Chase during and immediately after his arrest in 2017 due to his Miranda rights not being explained. Both points of the court order were violated which resulted in a mistrial because of concern that the jury would then be prejudiced against Chase. Read this part again: the defense issued a court order against the word “rape” (and Chase’s 2017 statements during arrest) because they didn’t want the jury to be biased against a rapist who snuck through a window of a 15-year-old student and committed statutory rape. 

This is corroborated by an issue of newspaper Northwest Alabamian

This is patently, unequivocally, systematic protection of a rapist by the State. The court document states concern about “fairness” in this legal system and negating prejudice–as if it were unfair to call a literal rapist a rapist, one who sneaks into 15-year-olds’ bedrooms. The Winston County District Attorney’s Office feigns concern about protecting victims while being complicit in the protection of a rapist. The defense lawyer, Stella J. Wennberg, is utterly and wholly guilty of aiding a rapist escaping punishment and having his name cleared, all while pontificating about so-called fairness–that it’s just so unfair for a rapist to be called a rapist and to face responsibility for his actions. Above all, this is repugnant, morally bankrupt, and oppressive to actual victims. This is the systematic practice by the State of rape culture. 

Well, we don’t accept the ruling of a mistrial. There was clear evidence of sexual abuse by Chase starting when he decided to climb through the window of a 15-year-old. We can’t count on the State to punish abusers or protect victims, especially when it’s a corrupt project that actively protects abusers. The defense and protection of our communities are up to us; we protect us. Therefore, we’re releasing Chase’s doxx.

Contact Info Updated 6/21/2019

Social media: You can find his Facebook right here (archive). He also has a Twitter (archive) that was last updated May 2019.

Address: Chase is married to Kelsy R. Cantrell (maiden name is Alexander). Chase’s last known address as of his arrest date is 16062 County Road 41
Addison, AL 35540-2214. However, this may be inaccurate as his current residence. His wife lives at 502 7th NE St Carbon Hill, AL 35549-412. Because they are married it is presumed that they live with each other in Carbon Hill.

Phone number: (205) 412-3297.

Convicted Sex Offenders in the Area

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It’s good to be aware of convicted sex offenders in our community. Here, we’ll be pulling some names from a list of convicted sexual abusers within a 20-mile radius of Haleyville. A good part of community self-defense and the protection of vulnerable people lies in being aware of the types of people who live here, so let’s take a look at some local convicted sexual abusers. This list will be updated periodically. #205RapeWatch.

People to Watch Out For

  1. Here’s Dalton Aderholt who’s last known addresses are 530 Ellenburg Rd. Haleyville, Al. and 676 Old Hamilton Rd. Haleyville, Al. He was convicted of 2nd-degree rape. The offense date was in 2014.
  2. Here’s Dannie Patrick Allen. His last known address is 2045 Hwy. 244 Russellville, Al. The offense date was in 2005. The charge was for enticing a child for immoral purposes. The victim was 16.
  3. Here’s Bobby Jack Amerson. His last known address is 6804 Co. Rd. 29
    Nauvoo, Al. He has two offenses against him: one is enticing a child to enter, and the offense date was in 2007; the other was also enticing a child to enter, and the offense date was on the same day in 2007. The victims were 11 and 9.
  4. Here’s Daniel Angwin. His last known address is 910 Co. Hwy. 114
    Haleyville, Al. He was convicted of rape 2nd-degree. The offense date was in 2014. The victim was 13.
  5. Here’s Redus Ball. His last known address is 24880 Hwy. 195
    Double Springs, Al. He was convicted twice, both for sexual abuse in the 2nd-degree. The offense dates were in 2005 and 2015. Both victims were 34.
  6. Here’s James Barnes. His last known address is 3954 Slick Lizard Rd.
    Nauvoo, Al. He was convicted of 2nd-degree rape.
  7. Here’s James Barnett. His last known address is 267 Co. Rd. 3410 Haleyville, Al. He was convicted of sexual abuse. The offense date was in 2008. The victim was 11.
  8. Here’s Jeffery Barton. His last known address is 3160 Springhill Rd. Nauvoo, Al. He was convicted of rape 1st-degree in 1998. The victim was 30.
  9. Here’s Ricky Bachelor. His last known address is 71 Co. Rd. 3184 Haleyville, Al. He was convicted of 1st-degree sexual abuse. The offense date was in 2004. The victim was 33.
  10. Here’s Eugene Beasley. His last known address is 1887 Co. Rd. 55 Double Springs, Al. He was convicted of 1st-degree rape of two people in 1990. The victims were 12 and 9.
  11. Here’s Charles Bell. His last known address is 502 Robison Rd. Russellville, Al. He was convicted of 1st-degree sodomy and 1st-degree sexual abuse in 2002.
  12. Here’s Glenn Bell. His last known addresses are 300 American Blvd. Haleyville, Al and 780 Co. Hwy. 114 Lot B Haleyville, Al. He was convicted of sexual abuse of a child under 12. The offense date was in 2012. The victim was 3.
  13. Here’s Douglas Bennett. His last known address is 12173 Hwy. 81 Russellville, Al. He was convicted of criminal sexual conduct in 1983. The victim was 12.
  14. Here’s Earl Benstine. His last known address is 13369 Hwy. 13 Haleyville, Al. He was convicted of 1st-degree sodomy in 1998. The victim was 10.
  15. Here’s Eric Berry. His last known address is 195 Oakdale Dr. Haleyville, Al. He was convicted of two counts of rape 2nd-degree in 2014. The victim was 14.

Violent Haleyville Sexual Assaulter Billy Valentine

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We Believe Survivors!

Our fundamental guiding principle is that we believe survivors. It’s incredibly important to listen to victims, the abused, and the oppressed in the age of Trump and Kavanaugh, where victim blaming and rape culture are normalized. Our community is fighting back by exposing rapists and sexual abusers while defending victims. If you’re a rapist or sexual abuser and you live in our community, we’re coming for you.

Billy Valentine: Violent Rapist and Sexual Harasser

Billy Valentine is a toxic and violent person who lives in Haleyville, Alabama. He likes to sexually harass and sexually assault both the teenage girls and the adult women who work with him. On at least one occasion, he has caused a person to quit their job due to his toxic abuse. It seems that he has no regard for the girls and the women who work around him and, despite the fact he caused someone to quit because of his behavior, he demonstrates that he has no remorse for his actions, as he continues to sexually bully and assault his coworkers.

In keeping with the typical repulsive mindset and worldview of toxic and violent male rapists and sexual assaulters, Billy believes that he can continue this abusive behavior without repercussions. But Billy is about to find out that our community will not tolerate this deplorable and abusive behavior. We will alert the community and let as many people know that there is a violent sexual abuser in the area.

Billy has two phone numbers that he can be reached at: 205-485-2482; 205-485-4654. Billy also has two email accounts: valentinebilly70@yahoo.com; billyv@hotmail.com. Billy lives at the following address: 365 Delta Dr., Haleyville, Al. Here’s his Facebook account.

What Is Anti-Rapism and Who Is Haleyville Anti-Rapist Action?

Rapism is the belief that rape is morally acceptable and/or justifiable and that consent does not matter. It views the targets of rape, its victims, that is, usually cisgender women, as being not bodily autonomous and as being not a fully human agent. Rapism gives rise to rape culture. One of the characteristics of rapism is the transphobic exclusion of transgender people from their gender identity, for example, the prominent narrative heard in far-right spaces that says a trans woman is nothing more than a “man in a dress.” This is transphobia, and the argument is often supplemented by the conflation that trans people are themselves pedophiles, rapists, and sexual abusers. But what takes this further into rapism is the view that, in this trans exclusion, trans people deserve to be used, abused, and raped, and that they likewise are not fully human and have no bodily autonomy. This transphobic exclusion is prominent in trans-exclusionary radical feminists or what we call “TERFs.” Therefore, rapism is a violent and predatory ideology that negates and violates its targets’ personhood and it normalizes this behavior, which in turn, fosters a culture of rape.

Salient examples of people perpetrating this culture of rape include male supremacists Roosh V. and Mike Cernovich. (As a brief aside, watch this video on Pick Up Artistry which deals with Roosh and rape culture.)

As such, anti-rapism is against rapism and the culture of rape that it cultivates. Anti-rapism is guided by a fundamental principle that says “We believe survivors.” and it supports a culture of consent, bodily autonomy, and self-defense against physical abuse and toxic metaphysical views that view people as non-fully human agents who are deserving of rape. Anti-rapism is supportive of both cisgender and transgender victims of rape (who identify as male or female) as well as non-binary victims of rape (who don’t identify as either male or female or who identify as something else or in any combination).

Therefore, anti-rapist action consists of direct actions that aid victims and defend against abusers. Some such actions are tracking, keeping tabs on, and exposing rapists and sexual assaulters in local communities so the public can be aware of the abuser and take actions that ensure public safety. Anti-rapist action is squarely self-defense. Haleyville Anti-Rapist Action is a collective of anonymous and autonomous individuals that monitor and expose rapists and sexual abusers in their community.