Nashville suspect's girlfriend told police in 2019
Jan 01 2021
No contact was made.
Neighbors in the suburban Nashville community of Antioch said Warner was polite but reserved and never displayed any obvious political or religious leanings. Officials have not yet said whether they believe the AT&T building was a target.
Ms. Perry "made statements that her boyfriend", Warner, "was building bombs in the RV trailer at his residence", reads part of the incident report compiled by police at the time.
Throckmorton told the newspaper he represented Warner in a civil case several years ago, and that Warner was no longer his client in August 2019. Throckmorton had told the policemen that Warner, "knows what he is doing and is capable of making a bomb". The officers noted, however, there were "several security cameras and wires attached to an alarm sign on the front door".
"At no time was there any evidence of a crime detected and no additional action was taken", MPD added.
The authorities also released Warner's criminal history: It included just one arrest, for a marijuana possession charge in 1978, when he was 21.
Earlier in the week investigators said that Warner was "not on our radar". At the briefing on Monday, Rausch said Warner's father had worked for AT&T but that it was unclear if that was in any way connected.
Soon after the bombing, law enforcement officials said Warner had not had their attention before.
The suspect is said to have expressed support for unfounded theories and would camp out to hunt aliens.
ABC News reported investigators looked into whether Warner was paranoid about 5G technology.
The lawyer, Raymond Throckmorton III, told officers that Warner "frequently talks about the military and bomb making", according to the incident report.
After officers visited Warner's home last August, the police department's hazardous devices unit was given a copy of the police report. When the officers arrived at the house, they found Warner's girlfriend sitting on the porch with two unloaded guns nearby.
Throckmorton described Warner as a "techy, computer-geeky guy" who seemed intelligent but also appeared distrustful of other people. "Somebody somewhere dropped the ball", he said. Officers did not seek a search warrant from a judge, but Drake insisted that such a request would have been denied.
"We know from Officer Pollard that on August 22, the narrative from the report and Warner's identifying information were sent to the Nashville FBI office to check the FBI databases and also determine whether Warner had any prior military connections".
In an email to member station WPLN, a police spokesperson says the report was sent to the department's bomb squad and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The organization has joined a player-led effort with a donation to the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp.'s Music City, Inc. relief fund, which will assist those impacted by the bombing.
The RV had been broadcasting an ominous audio warning urging people to evacuate the area, along with the 1964 song "Downtown" by Petula Clarks, in the minutes before exploding.
Segroves Bergeron, who runs a gallery and art show room called Studio 208 a block away from where the bombing took place, was among dozens of residents and business owners who assessed the damage Tuesday.