Feds search storage facility in Seagoville

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by CARLA WADE and GREG JOHNSON

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WFAA

Posted on April 13, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 25 at 8:00 AM

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SEAGOVILLE — Dozens of federal agents and Texas Rangers spent more than six hours executing a search warrant Saturday evening at a self-storage facility in Seagoville.

An FBI spokesperson would not confirm who owns the unit targeted at Gibson Self Storage, but said investigators were "following up on leads" releated to the Kaufman County murder investigation.

Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife were found dead at their home near Forney last month; and assistant DA Mark Hesse was gunned down as he walked to the county courthouse in January.

Officials would not say whether the search in Seagoville was linked to Friday's search at the home of former Kaufman Justice of the Peace Eric Williams. Williams was arrested late Friday and charged with making a "terroristic threat."

FBI and ATF agents and members of the Texas Rangers could be seen taking photos and walking in and out of the gated facility. They carried bags and boxes of evidence away from the scene.

A white sedan that was pushed out of one of the units appeared to be getting special attention from the investigative team. The police-type vehicle was later towed from the scene.

Officials declined to say what they were looking for or what they found.

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