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August 7, 2017
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Alabama Attorney General
AG MARSHALL GIVES UPDATE ON INVESTIGATION INTO
EVIDENCE MISSING FROM SELMA POLICE DEPARTMENT
(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Steve Marshall today provided an update regarding
a joint federal-state investigation into current and former employees of the Selma Police
Department. Charges have been brought against three people, including a former Selma
police employee. The public is asked to continue to watch for missing guns that may be
related to this matter.
Adrianne Michelle Canterbury, a former Selma police evidence technician, is charged with
first-degree theft of property and an ethics law violation. Candice Byrum is charged with
second-degree receiving stolen property and Richard Alan Canterbury is charged with first-
degree receiving stolen property. The cases were bound over to go to grand jury after the
Dallas County District Court found probable cause to support the charges, which were
previously brought by warrant.
The investigation is still ongoing. It is a joint operation of the Alabama Attorney General’s
Office, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, and the Federal Bureau of
The investigation arose from reports of missing items from the Selma Police Department
vault. Among the items missing are guns that have been confiscated as evidence in criminal
cases. Authorities caution that if consumer is considering a gun purchase, or has purchased
a gun and is concerned that it may be related to this matter, they should contact the ATF
and E Hotline at 1-800-283-4867. Also, people may provide information to the ATF phone
app, Reportit. 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.
ATF is the only law enforcement agency that can determine if a gun came from the Selma
Police Department. Previous news reports stating that all suspected guns had been
recovered are incorrect.
No further comment or additional information may be provided at this time.
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