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Former Kaufman County Justice Of the Peace Arrested

CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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Former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams (Photo Credit: provided)

Former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams (Photo Credit: provided)

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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams was arrested at his home over the weekend.  Forty-six-year-old Williams was booked into the Kaufman County Jail at 12:32 a.m. Saturday and charged with making a “terroristic threat.”

Williams was also the subject of a search at this home by authorities Friday afternoon as well as into Friday night. The search was in connection with officials’ investigation of the Kaufman County prosecutor murders.

The district attorney’s office prosecuted and convicted Williams last year for theft; as a result he was fired from his justice of the peace position.

Two weeks have passed since investigators found the bodies of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife in their home near Forney. Prosecutor Mark Hasse was also fatally shot while on his say to The Kaufman County Courthouse on January 31.

Although Eric Williams has links to both McLelland and Hasse, he has not been charged in connection with their murders. The Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office stated that there would not be any additional information released about Williams’ arrest. Williams is being held in jail on a $3 million bond.

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