News

Former Kaufman County Justice Of the Peace Arrested

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

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

Featured Items

77820352_8Hot Cheerleader - Funny Faces 2014

Small-WttJersey Ads Are Coming

Small-WttWatch: Are You Smarter Than A 6-10?

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_815 Things Men Think About During Sex

77820352_8Quiz: How Long Would You Actually Survive In A Horror Movie?

2835932 Former Kaufman County Justice Of the Peace Arrested  Texas Beef Re-Called

77820352_8The Sexiest Halloween Costumes

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

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.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 25,177 other followers