HOUSTON -- A former North Texas justice of the peace was in jail Saturday after his home was searched in connection with the shooting death investigations of two local prosecutors.
Eric Williams, 46, was arrested late Friday on a terroristic threat charge and was being held at Kaufman County Jail, effectively without bond since his $1-million bond was listed as "insufficient," according to sheriff's records. He was arraigned early Saturday.
No court date was listed. Jail staff referred questions to the sheriff's office.
Kaufman County Sheriff's Lt. Justin Lewis did not return calls and email Saturday.
Katherine Chaumont, a spokeswoman for the FBI in Dallas, said the charges were local and that she did not have additional information.
A spokesman for Williams and his attorney said they did not have any comment Saturday.
Williams was convicted last year of stealing county equipment in a case prosecuted by slain Kaufman County Dist. Atty. Mike McLelland and Assistant Dist. Atty. Mark Hasse. Williams is appealing the conviction.
McLelland, 63, was found shot to death at his home near Forney, Texas, about 20 miles east of Dallas, on March 30 along with his wife Cynthia, 65. Hasse, 57, was shot and killed on his way to work outside the county courthouse Jan. 31 about 30 miles southeast of Dallas.