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FBI Seize Cache Of Weapons From Man Accused of Targeting Arlington Mayor

ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) - FBI agents raided the Kennedale home of Ryan Walker Grant and found 22 guns and more than 160 rounds of ammo, according to a search warrant.

Grant is accused of a murder-for-hire plot to kill Mayor Robert Cluck and a Dallas attorney.

Some of the weapons seized include, two 44-magnum handguns, five 45-caliber pistols and a Colt 454 Super Redhawk Alaskan, designed for defense against large and dangerous animals.

FBI Agents also seized two bullet proof vests and more than $145,000 in cash from Grant's home.

Grant is the owner of Flashdancer. The Arlington strip club was shut down for a year as part of a nuisance lawsuit. According to investigators, Grant feared that Mayor Cluck and the city wanted to close the business permanently.

Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck portrait
Arlington Mayor, Robert Cluck (credit: City of Arlington)

The federal complaint accuses Grant of approaching an unidentified middle man to pay Mexican hitmen $10,000 each to kill the mayor and Tom Brandt.

Brandt is a Dallas attorney who works with the city on cases involving strip clubs.

READ: Ryan Grant Search Warrant
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