Police have Nick Morale in custody
An arrest has been made in Kaufman County in the wake of the killings of District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife. But police say the arrest is not directly tied to the murders.
Kaufman County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Justin Lewis says they have Nick Morale in the Kaufman County Jail.
“During the course of the investigation a threat against a county official was received. That threat was investigated, leading to the arrest of Mr. Morale,” Lewis said.
Lewis said the arrest was made on Tuesday. Morale was picked up after he called the tip line set up for the murders of McLelland and his wife Cynthia and made the threat. They did not reveal any other details about Morale's call.
Police there say Morale is not a suspect in the killings that have shocked the country.
“There is nothing to link Mr. Morale to the murders of Mike and Cynthia McLelland or Mark Hasse,” Lewis stated.
But Lewis also said you can’t do what Morale did.
“All threats are taken seriously, investigated and prosecuted in order to ensure the safety of citizens and our public officials,” Lewis explained.
Morale is being held on one million dollars bond.
Funeral services for McLelland are set for today. Governor Rick Perry is scheduled to attend and announce an increase in the reward for information leading to an arrest.