KAUFMAN, TX—It was a familiar scene at a familiar house in Kaufman County.
“We're a small town community. I've been here about 20 years. Oh, it’s unreal,” passerby Robert McCollom said.
The FBI was searching all over the house belonging to Eric and Kim Williams.
Back in 2013, the couple was arrested, accused of killing Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse outside the city’s courthouse, and District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia at their home.
“The murder of a public official such as a judge, a prosecutor, or a law enforcement officer is an assault against all citizens of this state,” said an official at a press conference back in 2013.
This all happened after Williams was charged with theft and lost his seat as Justice of the Peace. He was prosecuted by Hasse and McLelland.
Also last year, police discovered a storage unit with dozens of firearms, police badges and even what they considered a possible getaway car.
People in this neighborhood are shocked.
“I happened to be going to Denny’s to eat some breakfast, and I saw the helicopter. I didn't know exactly what was going on,” McCollom said.
We don’t know what the FBI was looking for.
The Williams are being held on a multi-million dollar bond. What exactly agents hauled away in evidence bags may likely be disclosed once Williams’ trial starts—that could be as soon as December 1. Then, perhaps Kaufman can get some closure.