Help a Combat Veteran Pay his Bond so he can Fight

Jerrick Canty is a former US Army Forward Observer that operated within infantry units at the 10th Mountain Division, 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry Regiment for 5 years and deploying twice to Afghanistan; serving honorably. He consequently developed PTS from these difficult tours and has since been struggling with the transition to normal civilian life. He was also institutionalized for PTS shortly after the end of his term of service, and losing his 2nd amendment rights because of it. I am here on behalf of my dear friend and battalion because we always help our own, and our own needs help!

On the 7th Of December during the Saint Jude's Marathon in Memphis, TN, Jerrick Canty was charged 4 felony counts of aggravated assault with a vehicle, but harmed no one and received *NO further charges including drug and alcohol.* Jerrick has no prior history despite having been a commercial truck driver for nearly 3 years. Jerrick also suffers from post-war anxiety and panic attacks, which gets at its worse as he drives (we were in Khandahar in 2011 where there were victim-operated IED's littered everywhere, i have immense difficulty driving in public from time to time as well). You can google his arrest in Memphis Tn but please bear in mind that the report is completely objective and does not include any considerations that led to the event. I humbly ask that you maintain an open mind.

Please, before you judge take note that this is a one-time screw up that could have happened to any of us and with Jerrick's prior clean history despite his hardships, he has earned a second chance.

So why a bond? Since this has happened on the 7th my battalion and I have been trying to get in contact with Jerrick to no success. I even drove down there from Dallas to visit him, but I was unable to visit him due to unknown reasons because he was in detention and thus couldn't see visitors, and was recently transferred to a different pod. His own sister has gotten into contact with his public defender, but he hasn't returned her call in over a week and we're still waiting on our letters to arrive. Canty is unable to transfer his money to buy this bond, and that is why I am here, asking for your help. Once he is bonded out, we can focus on getting him an actual lawyer that knows how to wipe his own butt and get to fighting his felony charges because... The penitentiary will only severely exacerbate his PTS and make everything so much worse for our brother.

His court date is on the 16th of next month, there is plenty of time.

Well over 100 bona fide, honor proven warriors within my battalion can all attest to Jerrick's character during his defense, including prestigious senior officers and non-commissioned officers. Please help us help him and thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Here is his booking information to authenticate this fundme: https://imljail.shelbycountytn.gov/IML
If it pops up blank, just enter his name, Jerrick Canty, and you'll get all his information.

Donations

  • Mathew Rodrock 
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • Abraham Guillen 
    • $300 
    • 5 mos
  • Donnie Hunsucker 
    • $25 
    • 6 mos
  • Ivan Torres  
    • $20 
    • 6 mos
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Fundraising team: Chosin Brotherhood and Friends (3)

Robin Philbrick 
Organizer
Raised $770 from 6 donations
Memphis, TN
Justin Kurtz 
Team member
Ky Brown 
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