911 AUDIO RELEASED: Attorney Reported Suspected Nashville Bomber to Police 16 Months Before Christmas Day Blast

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NASHVILLE — The man police say is responsible for the Christmas day bombing in downtown Nashville was named in a police report in 2019—and cops paid him a visit.

Records show his girlfriend called Metro police in August of 2019 and told responding officers that her boyfriend, Anthony Warner, “was building bombs in the RV trailer at his residence.”

The girlfriend, identified in police records as Pamela Perry, also told police Warner “frequently talked about the military and bomb making.” An Attorney was present when police arrived that day.

Attorney Ray Throckmorton worked with both Perry and Warner on real estate dealings. Throckmorton also told police that Warner “knows what he is doing and is capable of making a bomb.”


“I made a report on the spot for him to get checked out and I did all that I knew I could do,” Throckmorton told NC5. “She was so convincing that morning, and so distraught, that I decided in the front yard in the middle of all those police officers on the spot, that even though it was a former client of mine, that somebody needed to go check it out right then.”

WKRN reported: Police then went to Warner’s house on Bakertown Road but no one answered the door. Officers reported seeing an RV in the backyard and several security cameras. Police supervisors were also called to the scene. A report was sent to the Hazardous Devices Unit for follow up.

The next morning on August 22, the incident report was sent to the FBI to check whether Warner had any prior military connections. The FBI told Metro police no records were found.

On the week of August 26, the Hazardous Devices Unit contacted Throckmorton who would not allow Warner, his client, to allow police to search the RV.

Metro police concluded there was not sufficient evidence of a crime so no additional investigative action was taken. The case was ultimately closed.

The full August 2019 MNPD report concerning Anthony Warner is posted below.

South Precinct officers went to Ms. Perry’s home on the morning of Wednesday, August 21, 2019, on a report from Mr. Throckmorton that Ms. Perry had made suicidal threats to him via telephone and was sitting on her front porch with firearms. Officers arrived and saw that Ms. Perry did have two pistols on the porch next to her, but they were not in her possession and they were not loaded. She related that the guns belonged to a “Tony Warner” and that she did not want them in the house any longer. “Tony Warner” was not on the scene. As a result of their interview with Ms. Perry, and out of concern for her safety, Mobile Crisis was contacted and Ms. Perry spoke with them via telephone. They determined she was in need of psychological evaluation and she voluntarily went with an NFD ambulance for that purpose. While at Perry’s home, as the report reflects, officers also spoke with Throckmorton, who, they were told, represented both Perry and Warner.

On the morning of August 21, 2019, officers also went to Warner’s address on Bakertown Lane (see report).  No contact was made. They saw no evidence of a crime and had no authority to enter his home or fenced property.

The report was sent to the Hazardous Devices Unit for follow up.

On August 22, 2019, the narrative from the report and Warner’s identifying information were sent to the FBI to check their databases and also determine whether Warner had any prior military connections.

Later in the day on August 22, 2019, the FBI reported back that they checked their holdings and found no records on Warner at all. On August 28, 2019, the FBI reported that Department of Defense checks on Warner were all negative.

During the week of August 26, 2019, the Hazardous Devices Unit made contact with attorney Throckmorton. The recollection of that call is that Warner did not care for the police, and that Throckmorton would not allow his client to permit a visual inspection of the RV.

At no time was there any evidence of a crime detected and no additional action was taken.

No additional information about Warner came to the department’s or the FBI’s attention after August 2019. The ATF also had no information on him. The 1 arrest of Warner occurred in January 1978 for marijuana possession.


Warner is believed to be the only person killed in the blast that rocked Nashville on Christmas morning. Investigators believe he may have also had his dogs in the vehicle when the bomb went off.

Officials are probing if Warner bombed the AT&T facility because he was a 5G conspiracy theorist. Reports also say he believed in aliens and the ‘Lizard People’ reptilian theory.

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