DALLAS — A prominent attorney killed in a suspicious fire, and now, a district court judge has extra security. It may sound like something out of a John Grisham novel, but Dallas PD believes there’s reason to be concerned.
Attorney Ira Tobolowsky was found dead in his garage on Friday the 13th. Arson investigators reportedly say he was doused with flammable liquid and set on fire.
District judge Eric Moyé says he was warned of a possible connection between Tobolowsky’s death and one of the cases assigned to his court.
A Dallas Sheriff’s deputy was added to his courtroom Monday morning and attorneys noticed a heightened sense of security in the courthouse.
“Yes, there’s a difference. There seems to be more Sheriff’s officers in the hallways and in the courtroom,” said attorney David Hanchen.
Judge Moyé posted a statement on social media saying shortly after he was warned to be careful, a car appeared to follow him on the tollway and pulled up next to him. Moyé, who is licensed to carry a firearm in Texas, says he took out the gun and put it on the passenger seat.
The other vehicle, he says, moved on.