A woman who claims she was the girlfriend of the man who set off the Christmas Day explosion in Nashville, told police last year he was making bombs in his vehicle, according to a statement and documents the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) has released.
According to the documents, on August 21, 2019, police received a call from an attorney representing Pamela Perry, the woman who said she was the girlfriend of the bomber Anthony Warner.
Girlfriend of Nashville bomber told police in 2019 he was building explosives in an RV
Her lawyer, Raymond Throckmorton, said she had made “suicidal threats to him via telephone.”
When police arrived at Perry’s home, they found two unloaded pistols near Perry, who said they belonged to Warner, the Nashville bomber.
She told officers she did not want them in the home any longer and that Warner was “building bombs in the RV trailer at his residence,” according to a “matter of record” report from the MNPD.
The police also spoke to Throckmorton, who was also present at Perry’s home.
Throckmorton, who once represented Warner, told authorities Warner “frequently talks about the military and bomb-making. (Throckmorton) stated that he believes that the suspect knows what he is doing and is capable of making a bomb,” the report said.
After the police’s visit to Perry’s home, they went to Warner’s property, but Warner would not open the door for them, a statement from the department said.
Because there was no evidence of a crime, they had no authority to enter his home, the department added in the report.
MNPD then asked the FBI to check its databases for records of Warner and none were found.
This week Monday, December 28, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation director David Rausch had said Warner, 63, had not been on the FBI’s list prior to last week’s Nashville bombing.
The Nashville bomb explosion last week Friday outside an AT&T transmission building in Nashville damaged more than 40 buildings and injured at least eight people, killing Warner whose remains were found at the scene. Investigators positively identified him by comparing DNA from the scene to that on gloves and a hat from a vehicle he owned.
Authorities have a lot of work ahead of them in determining what motivated the destruction, but the area of the crime was opened up to nearly two dozen business owners and residents.