Scratch the Aryan Brotherhood from the list. It appears that someone from within the law enforcement community may be about to be arrested for the murders of Assistant District Attorney Mark Haase and District Attorney Mike McClelland and his wife.
Sources tell CBS 11 that Former Justice of the Peace Eric Williams will be charged with capital murder in the deaths of Mike and Cynthia McLelland, and Mark Hasse.
Williams was booked into Kaufman County Jail early Saturday morning for making terroristic threats and “insufficient bond.” He’s being held on a $3 million bond.
A search warrant executed on Friday uncovered weapons similar to those used to kill former Kaufman County District Attorney, police added. They followed up with searches of his home, his in-laws’ home, and Williams’ personal storage unit. Williams was ultimately booked into jail just after midnight on Sunday morning.
Official sources would not comment on other details of the investigation, other than to say Williams was arrested on a charge of making a terroristic threat and insufficient bond. He has not yet been charged with murder.
If Williams is in fact connected to the murders, it’s possible that he did not act alone. Witnesses to the Haase murder said that two men seemingly wearing body armor shot the Hasse in broad daylight and left the scene in a silver Ford Taurus. No shell casings were found. The second attack, against DA McClelland and his wife, was just as brazen but executed under the cover of darkness, leaving a scene littered with shell casings.
Police sources told Dallas-based CBS 11that Williams is likely to be charged with all three murders. He was previously interviewed by investigators, during which time he’s said to have willingly submitted to ballistics testing for gunpowder residue on his skin, and allegedly turned his phone records over to police. Williams was prosecuted by Hasse and McClelland in 2012 after he was caught stealing computer equipment. He was subsequently removed from office and disbarred.
This story just gets more bizarre with each new installment. A Justice of the Peace is successfully prosecuted for stealing computer equipment, convicted and disbarred. His lust for revenge over justice being served drives him to assassinate two public officials and one civilian? Because he was nailed for stealing computer equipment?
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