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Lee County man arrested after making threat to carry out “mass murder” at church

A Tupelo man was arrested on Friday after he made a threat to carry out a mass murder at church, accordin go the Lee County Sheriffs Department.

From the LCSO:

On 11-12-202, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department received a tip from the FBI in regard to a possible threat to a church in Lee County. The information received from the FBI was deemed credible, and the Lee County Sheriff’s Department immediately began investigating the threat.

Upon further investigation it was determined an individual made a comment on a social media platfrom that he was planning “a mass murder” at his church the next Sunday. The post was not specific as to which church, just that it was his church.

Acting on the information gathered from the FBI tip and investigation, it was determined the individual resides in the Saltillo area. Investigators and Deputies then went to the suspect’s residence and executed an arrest warrant.

The individual was taken into custody without incident and charged with Making a Terroristic Threat. Bond was set by Judge Chuck Hopkins at 100,000.00 dollars.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Department would like to thank the Federal Bureau of Investigations for their swift actions in relaying this information and their assistance. The actions taken upon receiving this information prevented the potential act from being carried out.

Such threats are always taken seriously and will not be tolerated.

Suspect:Ryan C. Evans 20 yoa Saltillo, MS

Charge:Making Terroristic Threats

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