Alabama AG asks public for help in locating guns stolen from evidence vault

The announcement comes as three suspects in the evidence vault thefts face charges.

August 9, 2017

The attorney general in Alabama is asking residents there to look out for stolen guns after more than 200 firearms were taken from the evidence vault at the Selma Police Department earlier this year.

Attorney General Steve Marshall said in a press release Monday that news reports claiming that all the stolen guns have been recovered are untrue, and that more are out there.

The announcement comes as three suspects in the evidence vault thefts face charges. Adrianne Michelle Canterbury worked as an evidence technician at the department. She's been charged with first-degree theft of property and an ethics law violation. Her husband, Richard Alan Canterbury, is charged with first-degree receiving stolen property. And Candice Byrum is charged with second-degree receiving stolen property.

In June, Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier said Adrianne Canterbury allegedly took more than 200 guns from the vault from Nov. 2016 until Feb. 2017. Then, he said, her husband would repair the stolen weapons and ready them for sale. When officers searched the Canterbury's home, they found the missing guns, some of which had been confiscated as evidence in criminal cases.

"What we found there was probably the largest stash of guns from a criminal perspective. It was a little overwhelming to see that amount," Collier said. "There may be others that weren't [taken from evidence] but we're trying to work that. The bulk were taken out of the evidence room."

After the Canterburys allegedly stole and fixed up the weapons, police say Byrum posted them for sale online. One of the stolen weapons, a Taurus 9mm, was linked to a deadly shooting in Dallas County in April. Ratravious Sanders, 19, is accused of shooting his friend in an alleged accident.

Marshall says only the ATF can determine whether a weapon came from the Selma Police Department.

"It is advised that, due to the high number of stolen firearms in commerce, the public should be aware that if they are planning to make any purchases via the internet or through third parties, they could be buying a stolen firearm," Marshall said.


Alabama AG asks public for help in locating guns stolen from evidence vault

More than 200 guns were stolen from the Selma Police Department evidence vault, and several were sold. Now authorities are trying to recover them.
Rate this blog entry:
Putnam: County officials want missing evidence sto...
Second Harper Woods police officer faces drug char...

Related Posts

Blotter - Latest News

News By Region


Trial at Riak sexual assault kits State trooper accused Untest rape kits Thursday State/Province stealing drugs wrongful conviction stolen cocaine stolen methamphetamine stolen jewelry State Agency Evidence Jobs stolen cash Thursday.Charles Holifield stealing evidence steal money untested rape kit Stolen pills sexual assault evidence kits Sexual assault Survivors Bill of Rights technician arrested statute of limitations stored evidence woochy poochy unit state government stealing heroin testing guns sex crime theft of money stole evidence Washington State Patrol crime lab tampering with police records theft of drugs stolne guns shelves untest rape kit stolen gun stolen meth STEALING DRUG MONEY South Dakota Highway Patrolman untestted sexual assault kits vault of contraband Wichita Police Department untestes rape kits stealing guns sheriff stealing cocaine theft of evidence unsolved murder Ventura County sheriff West Coast stolen guns stolen drug from evidence Vancouver BC Transient property show stolen marijuana Storage sexual assault cases sexual assault sloppy evidence control Signed Out Evidence trooper arrested sheriff arrested thieving evidence room cop Sexual assault kit took heroin state chips Suicide stolen drugs Year state prison stealing drug storage bunker Sheriff Arrested taking heroin stealing cash STOLEN CASH state Division Via URL Browse Media Upload stealing funs strange evidence Sheriff pleads guilty urn stolen cannabis unscientific protocols Untested rape kits unaccounted drugs tampered drugs Tulare Police stolen ammunition tapes edited untested sexual assault evidence Williams snakes trial Theft stolen evidence skunky aroma wafted years of neglect taking marijuana untested sexual kit sexual assault evidence valuable stones Wrongful Conviction steal drugs stolen money temporary locker sexual assault kit sheriffs employee gets jail Texas Forensic Science Commission stealing bills undersheriff stealing gungs untested rape kits stealing drug evidence withholding evidence sheriffs department stealing narcotics Standards sexual assault task force unwanted medications St threw away evidence stealing money tampering with public record trooper sentenced Untested Sexual Kits stored as evidence UNTESTED RAPE KITS Wrongful conviction steal evidnece tampered evidence Untested rape kit storage practices theft conviction tape tampering with evidence tampered envelopes work week side door United Kingdom with holding evidence unaccouted guns stolen gons Wattier untested evidence kits stolen OxyContin stealing pistols

Search IAPE