Woman accused of communicating threats in connection with dispute involving WFU

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Monica Renae Speas, 46, of Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Police in Winston-Salem have arrested a woman and charged a woman with communicating threats in reference to a dispute involving Wake Forest University.

Monica Renae Speas, 45, of Winston-Salem, is a former employee of Aramark Inc., which is a food services contractor employed by Wake Forest University, and the two parties are currently involved in a civil-based dispute.

On Friday, personnel from Aramark notified Wake Forest University that the suspect made statements to their corporate office, threatening to harm their office employees if their civil matter is not resolved, police said in a press release.

Speas voluntarily met with officers and turned herself in. She was then placed under arrest and charged with communicating threats.

Police said at this point in the investigation there is no evidence to indicate that there was any intention to carry out this threat.