Suspicious Letter Mailed To East Texas County Clerk's Office

A county clerk's office was evacuated this morning after it received a suspicious letter. The Smith County Sheriff's Department says a Texas Department Criminal Justice inmate mailed the letter to the Smith County Clerk's Office, located in the courthouse annex. It was not addressed to anyone, but did contain a death threat and a white powder. Authorities later determined it was a carpet freshener.

Molly Reuter, reporting.