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Subject of federal investigation arrested in Clay County

Roy Tunis (Source: Clay County Sheriff's Dept.) Roy Tunis (Source: Clay County Sheriff's Dept.)
RECTOR, AR (KAIT) -

A man under investigation by federal agents, including the Department of Homeland Security, for making threats is now behind bars in Clay County for calling in threats to a fast-food restaurant.

At approximately 9:37 p.m. Tuesday, Kennett police were dispatched to McDonald’s, 1731 1st St., regarding a threatening phone call.

During their investigation, Kennett police identified and obtained a warrant for the arrest of 34-year-old Roy Tunis of Rector.

With the cooperation and assistance of the Rector Police Department and the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, officers arrested Tunis.

He’s currently being held in lieu of a $50,000 cash-only bond on suspicion of making a terroristic threat.

In a public post on its Facebook page, the Kennett Police Department said Tunis was already under investigation for making threats of violence to the Kennett Social Security Office.

“Those reports so far have been unfounded and are being looked into further by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Department of Homeland Security,” the post stated. 

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