KAUFMAN — A high-ranking law enforcement source tells News 8 that some members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas are trying to help investigators trying to solve the murders of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife.
Authorities say every tip is being investigated and every lead is being pursued.
Late Wednesday, officers quickly surrounded a truck a in a Kaufman drive-thru.
"Dude got on the loudspeaker telling the man to get out of the car... and you can tell they obviously were not playing around, because he had his gun or Taser out or something," ssaid Aarron DeLuca, who saw what happened.
The rattled driver was quickly released, but he told News 8 officers told him they were searching for a red truck.
Since the bodies of McLelland and his wife were found at their home in Forney on Saturday night, investigators have been chasing every angle with no solid leads or suspects.
On Wednesday, deputies announced they had arrested a man named Nick Morale.
Investigators found guns inside his home in Terrell, News 8 has learned. They said the 56-year-old left a threat this week on a tip line that "a judge would be the next victim."
Detectives say nothing links Morale to the murders. One neighbor said he considers Morale "odd," but harmless.
"I don't know if you can say he's a weird guy, but he has weird tendencies to what he does," said the neighbor, who did not wish to be identified.
Officers continue to pour into Kaufman, four days after the McLellands were found dead. Authorities are interviewing many people — including former associates of the prosecutor.
"We have not in this investigation named a person of interest or any suspects," said Kaufman Sheriff's Department spokesman Lt. Justin Lewis.
The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas remains under heavy suspicion. A high-ranking source told News 8 that some of its members are actually offering leads to investigators, but that nothing has come of it.
"I can tell you, leads are coming in on a very regular basis," Lt. Lewis said.
Kaufman County has prosecuted members of the Aryan Brotherhood. In December, an alert was issued warning the white supremacist group was planning "mass casualties or death" to law enforcement.
On January 31, Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse was killed just steps away from the courthouse.
Now — with another murder — the investigation is still wide open.
"Everybody that's here is focused on the same thing," Lt. Lewis said.
Unresolved at the time of McClelland's death was a lawsuit by a former DA office employee who said McClelland unfairly terminated him.
Both sides traded sharp comments, but parties close to the case say the suit couldn't have resulted in violent action.