Anthony Quinn “Tony” Warner was a white man from Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States. He was 5’8″ and his registered weight was 135 lbs.
Warner had brown hair and green eyes. Here are 13 more things about him:
- He was born to Charles Bernard “Popeye” Warner and Betty C. Warner, also known as Betty Christine Lane. Charles worked for BellSouth, a telecommunications company that merged into AT&T in 2006, and died on July 5, 2011. Years before Charles’ death, he and Betty divorced.
- He has one brother named Charles Steven “Steve” L. Warner and one sister named Teresa Ann Warner Wardrop. Steve died of cancer on September 17, 2018 without leaving a will.
- On January 29, 1978, he was arrested in Nashville for felony possession of controlled substance, which was marijuana. He was found guilty on November 8, 1979. Represented by Pat Flynn, he appeared before Judge Raymond Leathers on January 25, 1980.
- He owned Custom Alarms and Electronics, a company that specialized in producing burglar alarms. The company had an alarm license from November 29, 1993 through November 30, 1998.
- In 1995, he and his family started living in their family house in Antioch, Tennessee, which was eventually conveyed by their father to Steve via quit claim. The ownership of the property was transferred from Steve to him on August 27, 2018. In January 2019, he gave the house via quit claim to Michelle Louise Swing for $0. On March 23, 2019, Swing gave the house back to his mother via quit claim.
- In 2010, he bought a two-story red brick house in Antioch for $249,000. On November 25, 2020, he gave the house to Swing via quit claim for $0.
- In February 2019, his mother filed a lawsuit against him. The lawsuit claimed that he acted with power of attorney on August 27, 2018 to transfer his mother’s interest in their family house in Antioch into his own name. The judge ruled that his mother was the appropriate person to control Steve’s estate. In October 2019, the case was dismissed at her request.
- After retiring as a burglar alarm installer, he went on to work as a freelance information technology (IT) consultant. An electronics and alarm systems expert, he did IT work for Nashville real estate agent Steve Fridrich for several years. In an interview with WSMV, Fridrich described him as a “nice guy.” The realtor said, “You know, he was a techie guy. (I) don’t mean anything negative about that. He would do this thing and leave. He didn’t bother anybody. He did his thing and leave.”
- Images of his house two-story red brick house in Antioch captured on Google Maps in May 2019 show a white recreational vehicle parked in the yard, which was surrounded by a wooden fence. His longtime neighbor Steve Schmoldt described him as a kind of low key, a little odd and friendly person in an interview with The Tennessean.
- He was unmarried but he had a girlfriend named Pamela Perry. On August 21, 2019, Perry told police Metropolitan Nashville Police Department officers that he was “building bombs in the RV trailer at his residence” in Antioch. He and Perry were represented by Ray Throckmorton, who told police that he “knows what he is doing and is capable of making a bomb.” When officers went to his house that day, they neither saw evidence of a crime nor had authority to enter his home or fenced property.
- At around 6:45 a.m. on December 25, 2020, an RV exploded outside the AT&T transmission building on Second Avenue North in Nashville. It was similar to the RV seen parked outside his house on 115 Bakertown Road. Marco Rodriguez, who lived in the same building as him, told New Channel 5 Nashville that he recognized the vehicle saying, “It was parked over there all the time. It’s weird because it could’ve been us if he wanted to like blow us up or the bomb could’ve malfunctioned.”
- At around 11:00 a.m. on December 26, 2020, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents went to his house on 115 Bakertown Road to investigate whether or not he was the man behind the RV explosion on December 25, 2020 in Nashville. At around 2:30 p.m., the agents cleared the house and confirmed that no one was inside.
- On December 27, 2020, authorities confirmed that he died in the explosion in Nashville on December 25, 2020 and the RV used in the explosion belonged to him. He was 63 years old.
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