Investigation of ex-Texas J.P.
Apr 15 2013
DANNY ROBBINS, Associated Press and the editorial staff of Bizarre Stuff
This photo provided by the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office shows Eric Williams. Williams was admitted to the Kaufman County Jail, in Kaufman, Texas, early Saturday, April 13, 2013, and charged with making a "terroristic threat." Federal and local authorities searched Williams' home Friday as part of an investigation into the deaths of District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia. (AP Photo/Kaufman County Sheriff's Office)
KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) — A law enforcement official says Texas authorities investigating the killings of a district attorney and his wife are building a case against a former justice of the peace prosecuted last year for theft, apparently of food.
The official said Monday investigators are focused on 46-year-old Eric Lyle Williams, who's jailed on a charge of making a terroristic threat. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because his superior would can him if he found out, and because of the ongoing investigation into the deaths of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife.
The official says at least 20 weapons found in Williams' storage locker are being tested by ballistics experts. The official also says a car similar to one seen in the McLellands' neighborhood on the day they died also was found at the locker.
Williams had a super sized storage locker.
Williams' attorney didn't immediately return a call. He probably never will.