Birmingham man who boasted he was too smart to be caught arrested in Tennessee


    Tony Michael Canterberry, 32, was arrested last week in Maryville, Tennessee on four counts of identity theft. (Photo from Blount County Jail)

    A 32-year-old Birmingham man who claimed he was too intelligent to be caught has been arrested near a mobile home community in Maryville, Tennessee.

    Blount County Deputies were dispatched to investigate a suspicious vehicle that belonged to Tony Michael Canterberry.

    The driver of the car initially provided a false name to deputies, but was eventually identified as Canterberry.

    He is currently wanted by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office on four counts of identity theft.

    The arrest warrants were issued by Jefferson County Detectives following an investigation into identity theft in March.

    A victim of identity theft in another state reported that a customer service representative had threatened to steal his identity and cause him financial harm. The victim went on to say that the person making the threats lived in Jefferson County.

    Canterberry had stolen the victim's identity and posed as him to a get a job.

    Detectives reached out to Canterberry and asked him to come in for questioning about the case.

    Instead, Canterberry insisted he was too intelligent to be captured and refused.

    Canterberry remains in the Blount County Jail in Tennessee. He faces charges there of Possession of Drugs, Identity Theft, Theft of Property, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

    He will remain in Tennessee until these cases are disposed of. Canterberry will then be extradited to Alabama.

    Canterberry's bond has been set at $340,000.





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