Saturday, April 13, 2013

Texas Man Charged with Making Terrorist Threat; Former JP Eric Williams Being Held on $1M Bond

A former Kaufman County, Texas justice of the peace was charged with making a "terroristic threat" today (April 13, 2013), after authorities searched his home as part of the ongoing investigation into the killings of two prosecutors in the county, according to the ABC News website.

Eric Williams, 46, of Kaufman, was booked into the Kaufman County Jail this morning. His bond was set at one million dollars.

The search was executed after the fatal shooting of District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, whose bodies were found in their Forney, Texas home on March 30. In January, Assistant district Attorney Mark Hasse was gunned outside the county courthouse.

Williams was not named a suspect in the deaths of the Kaufman County officials. But the district attorney's office prosecuted and convicted Williams last year for two counts of felony theft, which resulted in him losing his justice of the peace position.

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