Walnut man held on threat charges

By NEMS Daily Journal

OXFORD – Billy S. Dunn of Walnut faces federal accusations he threatened to assault and murder officials with the U.S. Social Security Administration.
Dunn, 32, was indicted recently after an Aug. 4 complaint from a Utah woman working as a legal assistant in a law firm, where he was a client.
During their 30-minute telephone conversation, the woman said Dunn became upset that his SSA disability claim had been denied.
She alleged that he threatened to blow up the Corinth SSA office and himself.
Dunn was arrested soon after, and is in custody of the U.S. Marshal Service until completion of a mental evaluation and report, court documents show.
If convicted on the two counts, he faces up to 15 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.

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