KAUFMAN, Texas -- A 56-year-old man is being held in the Kaufman County jail on charges of making threats on a tip line set up as part of the investigation into the slayings of a local prosecutor and his wife.
Officials at the jail confirmed Wednesday morning that Nick Morale, 56, of Terrell, Texas, was being held in lieu of a $1-million bail bond.
In a telephone call with the Los Angeles Times, a jail spokeswoman said that Morale had been arrested Tuesday night and was being held on a charge of “making a terroristic threat.”
Morale is accused of leaving threatening messages on the tip line set up to garner information about the shooting of Kaufman County Dist. Atty. Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, on Saturday.