Caleb and Mary Beery Granted Another Delay in Reporting to Jail

By | December 8, 2018



Having plead guilty of two counts of Class 6 Felonies of child abuse on October 15th, 2018, Mary and Caleb Beery were supposed to have reported to the Pinal County Jail on Sunday, November 12th. They then asked for and received a delay and had a hearing scheduled for December 7, 2018.  On December 6, 2018, the Court received yet another request for a delay in the hearing scheduled for December 7.  Judge Stephen McCarville, on December 7, granted this request and so ordered it. The legal documentation may be viewed below. Another hearing has now been scheduled for January 24, 2019. If there are no further delays granted it appears the Beerys will have delayed their date to report to the Pinal County Jail by about three months.

On November 19, 2018, I attended a hearing which I had requested before Justice of the Peace Brett Eisele. The purpose of this hearing was to get the two “Injunctions Against Harassment” the Beerys filed against me dismissed.  (The Injunctions were dismissed.) At the hearing, Caleb Beery testified that because of what I had written about him on my blog, he was fired from his job. Beerys have both hoped to participate in the work release program during their 6- month jail sentences, the only problem is Caleb, and perhaps Mary (who claims to work from her home) fail to meet the requirements for the program, specifically, you need to have a job.  Apparently, once you are a convicted felon it is not an easy task to obtain work, especially when you inform your prospective employer of numerous restrictions that will be placed upon you because you will be in jail for six months.

In the most recent document submitted by Attorney Craig Gillespie on behalf of Defendant Caleb Beery, Gillespie states:

“The parties discussed different options to resolve the current impediment to the two defendants’ ability to participate in the county jail’s work release program.

Following the conference call, undersigned Counsel spoke with Craig Cameron and Rodney States in the Civil Division of the Pinal County Attorney’s Office.  Mr States represents the jail and stated he would confer with the appropriate parties at the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office and Mr. Ahl in an effort to help indentify a possible solution to the work release impediment.”

Caleb Beery’s Sentencing Document states:

“IT IS ORDERED that the Defendant be incarcerated in the Pinal County Jail for a period of 180 days (FLAT) commencing November 12, 2018 with credit for zero (0) days served.

“Respondent/Defendant is eligible for work release provided that he/she meets the Sheriff Department’s Work Release Program requirements.”

Admittedly I am no expert in matters of the law, but it appears evident to me that the Beerys are eligible for work release provided they meet the program requirements.  It would appear the Beerys do not meet the requirements, therefore they should report to jail and begin serving their 6-month sentence without being able to participate in the Work Release program. Case closed.  Judge McCarville has been very gracious in twice allowing delays for the Beerys to report to jail.  I hope Judge McCarville will grant no further delays to the felony child abusers.


2018-12-7 Caleb Beery Motio… by on Scribd


2018-12-7 Mary Beery Motion… by on Scribd

Of interest is another recently added file to the Beery case. This file is titled “DPS Disposition Report”  and it is “sealed” which means it is unavailable to the public. One can only speculate as to what the report contains, but it is likely that it has sensitive information about the infant victim the Beerys abused.

What I hope everyone reading this considers is that while our two felons who each pleaded guilty to two counts of Class 6 Felonies of child abuse are granted delay after delay in reporting to jail, there remains an infant girl who has “burn scars that will be there the rest of her days because they couldn’t handle a child crying.” Who is speaking for her?

Justice delayed is justice denied!

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I think that some folks may be romanticizing King David’s story in a way that defies logic and common sense.

King David raped a woman and murdered her husband. He wasn’t held responsible for those actions because, as a King, he was not subject to laws or expected to adhere to basic standards of moral decency.

By contrast, ordinary individuals were usually brutally executed for committing major crimes againt society in Old Testatment times.

Therefore, using the King David story to argue that, supposedly repentant and violent felons should be cut some slack, makes about as much sense as suggesting that they be stoned to dealth.

It’s 2018 in the U.S.A. folks. All are expected to adhere to the law irrespective of their supposed religious beliefs.

Thanks. Janna L. Chan (blog team member)

Jeffery J Ventrella

Todd –

The spin from the R’s at SGC; Gilbert regarding this is in full swing – however, watch for several Non-R staff and volunteer resignations, including an “elder” quite soon – the eyes of some are opening . . . That’s my gut and a bit more.



Thanks for the information, Jeff. It’s encouraging to hear that the eyes of some are opening. I pray that many more eyes will be opened. Merry Christmas to you and Heather!



I posted once and let it be known that the Beery’s babysat for 2yrs and NEVER EVER abused my children yet disciplined their foster child corporally against an agreement with the state and crossed the line into abuse. The child has been removed, they have repented of it, and the court is dealing with it. I have not seen where you have asked for prayer for them or the child. Christ’s forgiveness is for anyone who asks. Your website is titled Thou Art The Man and that is a reference to the prophet Nathan when he confronted David about his sin with Bathesheba and the murder of Urriah. God forgave David though he had to live with the consequences the rest of his life. His sin was far worse yet he obtained mercy cause he repented. If Mary and Caleb asked for forgiveness God will forgive them and never bring it up again on that final great day. Will you complain to God that it is not fair to forgive them? You need to let it go. You have sinned too and it doesn’t matter if it is in the same vein. You know that one sin is enough for God to damn according to Genesis. You have already been rash in reporting how the good people at the San Tan didn’t do right by the child. You obviously have been ticked off by some reformed people and can’t let it go. Let it go to God in prayer about it and move on with your life. Life is far to short to hold grudges.


Thanks for commenting again Ayana. I have a few questions for you.

The State of Arizona has ruled that the Beerys “will not take custody or care of any non-biological minor child.” Apparently, State officials have reason to believe that children are not safe around the Beerys. Do you agree with the State?

You stated that the Beerys “have repented of it.” Is it your belief that any individual has truly repented if they have not admitted to what they actually did?

You stated that “I have not seen where you have asked for prayer for them or the child.” If, after reading my articles people are inclined to pray for the subjects of my articles, great. We are all adults and I don’t feel it is my job to issue a call to prayer. It would be a mistake for you or anyone else to imply anything about my spiritual life because I have not publically asked for prayer. In regards to this, Jesus’ admonition in Matthew 6:5 come to my mind:

“When you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they will ever get.”

I would hope readers clearly understand that I support victims of abuse. I oppose the abusers.
Does that mean I don’t believe God will forgive the Beerys? Of course not. I believe what 1 John 1:9 states:

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

I consider that matter to be between God and the Beerys.

I would never consider questioning the “fairness” of God. The ways of the Almighty are not the ways of man, He is beyond my comprehension. I do know that God is just, gracious, merciful and loving. I admit we are all sinners, but I resent any type of sin-leveling. In reading Matthew 18:6 I come to the conclusion that all sins are not equal. This is a deep subject, but I would recommend you read this article to gain an understanding of what I mean.

FWIW, your last few sentences are ridiculous.

Lastly, I have not seen where you have asked for prayer for me… just sayin’! ; )

elizabeth miller

Just a few thoughts on Ayana’s post… I fail to see where Todd hasn’t “let go” of anything about the Beery’s. He doesn’t keep rehashing the same events; he only makes a new blog when something new has happened and then he reports that new occurrence, whatever it may be. Also, he has a valid point that if the Beery’s truly only blame themselves, why would they try to silence Todd? And like it or not, there surely is a cloud of suspicion over their repentance since the professionals (doctors, police, etc.) believe the child had been burned, not simply spanked, yet the Beery’s publicly deny that. We can’t know, of course, but the evidence points to scalding.

The real reason I’m posting this comment, though, is I’d like to share that after reading many of Todd’s articles, I am drawn to prayer for the abuser. Many times I have prayed for Tom Chantry after reading an article of Todd’s. The same for the Beerys. I believe Todd is correct in that it’s not his duty to issue a call for prayer. Todd is not our pastor or shepherd. He reports on abuse in the Church. If prayer is needed, that would come from the reader’s own hearts. My point is simply this: because of Todd’s reporting, many prayers have come from myself, (and I assume many other folks, as well) which would never have happened had I not read what Todd wrote.

I’m not trying to bash Ayana by my comments. I just wanted to point out that his reporting does result in prayer for the abuser. Also, his last sentence in his reply to her comment really is a BOOM. Can’t be denied…


No hos last sentence is not a “BOOM” no one is keeping score and he didn’t get me told. He gave his opinion and I gave mine. This is the problem with situations like these. People discussing it resort to these kinds of responses. That is one thing I have grown to hate about the digital age. We can now read about things and a lot of things just to have info and make a judgement based on the information available to us. We then debate other people and often in a heated way about something we have no control over or say with people we don’t know. This is the 2nd time in my life where I have read of an incident with people I know in an intimate way and it is very interesting how it is reported or talked about. I hope you never have and never will. Always remember Jemma needs prayer, the authorities presiding over need prayer, the Beery’s need prayer, and those reporting on the incident need prayer. I truly hope you have a great 2019. Blessings.

Hi Ayana,

This blog’s comment policies require submissions to be backed up by intelligent reasoning or credible sources.

None of your comments have met that standard, in my view.

You’ve been allowed to express your personal opinions several times. I now respectfully suggest that you start your own blog. Nothing is preventing you from taking that action.

Best wishes, Janna L. Chan (blog team member)


Thank you for keeping this situation in the lime light. Hopefully it will make others who are in authority over children think about how they treat other humans especially children.

Even if this was not against “fostering parenting rules” I find it very disturbing that anyone would treat children like this. Who has been giving them this advice on parenting? Is this how children are treated in their circle of friends and relatives?

I am glad Ayana’s children were not abused by the Beerys. But this does not absolve them of how they treated their own child. They really need a lot of good parenting class’ . I wonder how they were treated growing up – if they consider it normal to hit a child for being a child and acting like one.

Can't Be Sure

Who gave them this advice on parenting? IT may not have come from either set of parents or directly from teaching in the church, however, my guess is that the church culture in which this foster mother grew up (not her own home) was dominating enough that it precluded her own intuition and presence in not only her own, but her marriage and this child’s life. You combine Tedd Tripp’s writings, the church culture of admiring the peers and leaders, and being verbally tortured by the likes of strong manipulative male leaders and you end up with a whole new generation who forges ahead fearlessly, trying to believe everything they have ever been “taught”. The level of frustration and hopelessness in such an environment cannot be underestimated. The kind of crowd control manipulation that is a man lecturing for an hour. He is a regular. I wonder how many people end up with digestive disorders having to endure his teaching over time? He carefully builds his new platform each SS lesson. He escalates it to a pivot point, and if you are not on board with he hard line he takes, you need to see yourself over the flames of the afterlife hell, not just he hell of the week.

Can't Be Sure

What the followers don’t see or suspect is that the leaders don’t treat their own children this way, as we see in the results years later. The leaders’ children were obviously not beaten or they would not be the successes that they are today. That is not to say that they were all treated well, or that there was no favoritism, but the followers don’t catch on to this for many years, if ever.


I have asked for prayer for you from friends and forgive me for not making that clear. I don’t have a blog to publicize such things, but if I did I trust I would have. As far as what the state of Arizona has judged I do not question it and submit to it per Romans 13. They have not denied any charges according to documents you posted online. The discrepancy seems to be as to whether or not they scalded the baby on her buttocks. I saw no statement saying they did, but that the injuries appear consistent so the babe was taken to the burn unit. That is what your posted documents said. The courts are involved and they have the legal authority based on the evidence presented to call judgement. As to your thoughts on my last two sentences…you are quite entitled to your thoughts and opinions. It matter little if at all. God’s perfect insight matters and always has. I love the baby and pray for her regularly. I pray for the Beery’s and you.

Hi Ayana,

Feel free to reply, by the way. 😉

A trusted contact suggested that I was too hard on you in my initial comment, because I was still processing the Beery’s failed, yet very expensive (for me) and unpleasant attempt to slander and silence me by falsely alleging that I had harrassed them in a manner relevant to a restraining order. In my view.

It’s been some time, and I stand by everything I said. The only thing I would add is as follows:

The Beerys may also now be guilty of perjury. Under penalty of perjury, I think that your “repentant” friends made demonstrably slanderous statements about my conduct in their requests for injunctions against harrassment.

I really don’t think that these felons, who have confessed to violently abusing a foster baby, have any respect for the law. Nor do I see evidence that they have repented of anything.

Could a person could be forgiven for thinking that they’re just sorry they got caught?

Per your comment about the charges against them, it appears that one charge was dropped as part of the plea bargain agreement reached with the state, whose authority you claim to respect.

Had the case gone to trial for all the relevant charges, the reportedly horrific nature of the abused child’s injuries would probably have been investigated in more detail.

I submit it’s possible that a jury could have concluded that the abused child was burned. Even you have acknowledged that there is evidence backing up that opinion.

Ayana, your friends have a long history of changing their story regarding the crimes they have been charged with.

I also believe that they’ve perjured themselves in slanderous statements they made about me.

Is it possible that these felons really have committed horrific acts of abuse against a foster child and their denials are just lies?

Like I said, the Beerys have changed their story many times. At this point, it would be hard to keep track of what they are even claiming to have repented of.

Janna L. Chan (blog team member)

I have really been looking forward to letting you have it, Ayana. I’m returning home from a very expensive trip to Arizona.

I was there because the “repentent” individuals that tortured a baby (in my opinion) ,whom you’re defending, filed an injunction against harrassment, regarding my work here, that consisted primarily of demonstrably slanderous allegations.

They were automatically dismissed yesterday because Caleb and Mary didn’t bother to show up to my hearing, as they showed up for Todd’s.

I won’t give you the total cost of my trip, but let’s say it was four figures and a week out of my life.

You want to pray for your little “repentant” friends? Then pray that I don’t sue them for slander and the cost of my trip to Arizona to have their ridiculous and unlawful (in my view) injunctions dismissed.

I pray that the baby they abused grows up and sues Mr. and Mrs. Repentant for anything they have.

I pray that I’ll be able to pay her legal bill for that effort.

You and your little “repentant” friends are an embarrassment to humanity.

So are the churches that did and are still propping them up. I very much doubt that filing bogus injunctions against me and Todd was their idea.

Mary and Caleb aren’t real bright. Am I right, Pastor (you know who you are)?

Have a nice day, Ayana. Life is too short to spend time interacting with someone as ignorant as you.

Janna L. Chan (blog team member)


To Janna

Psalm 109:7b

May your prayer be counted as sin

Thanks, Doug, for coming by to show the world how sick you are.

Janna L. Chan (blog team member)

I think you may have taken things to the point at which you can be held responsible for your actions by the secular legal system, my friend.

It certainly won’t care that you use your religious beliefs as a excuse to do horrible things.

Thanks. Janna L. Chan (blog team member)


When one looks at Jesus’ response to the money changers in the temple (Matthew 21:12-13), one can only imagine the wrath of God reserved for those who willfully harm children! (Matthew 18:6-7)

Thank you Janna and Todd, and thank you to all who are speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves. May God bless you and keep you, and give you continued courage and strength to expose the corruption and evildoing, and help those who have been harmed. I can’t think of a more noble or worthy endeavor than the work that you are doing.

Thanks, Rae, for the great work you do.

I’ll be taking a couple days off to unwind. I will get back to people after that.


Janna L. Chan (blog team member)


Thanks for the kind words, Rae.

Thanks, Rae. Just an FYI that the injunctions against me were dismissed by a different judge who, fortunately, had attended law school.

I suspect that the uneducated judge who initially issued the injunctions recused himself from my case based on the way he mishandled (in my opinion) Todd’s case.

I also believe that the uneducated judge had a pretty serious conflict of interest that affected his judgment.

I don’t want to comment too much about that subject because I’m in the process of filing a formal complaint, regarding judicial misconduct, about this judge with the state of Arizona.

Thanks always for your prayers and support.

Janna L. Chan (blog team member)

And you truly see no irony in that prayer, Doug? 😉 My prayer wouldn’t be necessary if sickos like you weren’t using the Bible to justify enabling and covering up child abuse and any number of other heinous crimes.

I don’t know how to pray for someone as crazy, cowardly, and non intelligent as you. That’s nothing personal; I know many other people like this, Doug.

We are all in the hands of a just God who does not need you or me to presume to tell him how to handle the sins of others on judgment day.

However while I’m in this world, I feel called to protect children and others who cannot advocate for themselves from what I perceive as the twisted and evil way you portray God and Christianity.

Have a nice day, my friend. I imagine that some of the skeletons in your closet will be falling out soon.

Slandering and harrassing people in your pathetic, slimy way won’t change that. It just puts you on the radar more.

Janna L. Chan (blog team member)

Douglas R Belardi

Justice delayed is justice denied
William E. Gladstone