The FBI and local authorities on Saturday seized 20 weapons and a vehicle from a Gibson Self Storage unit in Seagoville, Texas, as part of an investigation into the murders of Kaufman County prosecutor Mark Hasse, District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia. Federal investigators will conduct ballistics tests on the weapons, which are similar to those used in the murders, according to news reports.
The unit was reportedly rented on behalf of Eric Williams, a former justice of the peace who is the chief suspect in the case. Williams was brought into custody on Saturday on the unrelated charge of allegedly making a terroristic threat. He is being held on $3 million bond but has not been charged in the murders. Investigators also searched Williams’ home and a nearby relative’s residence.
In addition to the weapons, authorities seized a white Ford Crown Victoria sedan from the self-storage facility. The vehicle was allegedly purchased by Williams two months ago under a false name. Investigators have surveillance video of the car driving in the McLellands’ neighborhood on the day they were murdered, according to Dallas television station WFAA.
Williams was convicted last year for stealing three county-owned computers. Hasse and McLelland were the prosecutors in the case.