DPD Purse Snatch Arrest

Dothan Police responded to a theft of a purse from Carver Middle School.  The suspect was later arrested by the Midland City Police.

Mugshot: Michael Canterberry

On April 1, 2010, Dothan Police responded to a theft of a purse from Carver Middle School located in the 1000 block of Webb Road. The suspect left the scene and later contacted the victim on her cell phone making threats. The suspect was captured on the school surveillance camera and was identified by a Dothan Police Investigator who had prior contact with him in 2009. The suspect was identified as white male Tony Michael Canterberry, 26 years of age of Dothan.

On April 8, 2010, Midland City Police spotted the suspect on a vehicle in Midland City, Alabama. A traffic stop was conducted and Canterberry was taken into custody. Canterberry was transported to the Dothan Police Department where he was booked in the Dothan City Jail for Theft of Property Second Degree and two counts of Making Terrorist Threats with a total bond of three million dollars. Canterberry will be transferred to the Houston County Jail later today.

The Dothan Police Department would like to thank the Midland City Police Department for their assistance with this case.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 15, 2011 at 10:24 AM
    I am Tony's mother...Tony has to pay for this crime-but remember, he has a family too...My son has never physically harmed a soul and cares deeply for children and anyone else in need...It isn't his first rodeo- but it is his last...He is my baby son and his brother died six yrs. ago, and Tony has suffered greatly over that. Tony is loved by his mother and father, brother and sister- nieces and nephew...Please don't judge...
  • by Anonymous on Apr 10, 2010 at 08:57 PM
    hes been in prison and jail a dozen times...lets see if they keep him over six months...
  • by Anonymous on Apr 9, 2010 at 11:25 PM
    I hope that the teacher and her family feel some relief and are able to sleep much better.
  • by Anonymous Location: dothan on Apr 9, 2010 at 11:44 AM
    I completely agree. Chances are that this isn't this guys first rodeos. Well, he will probably be gone for a long, long time.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 8, 2010 at 11:06 PM
    This guy has to be about one of the dumbest idiots on the face of the planet
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