Man arrested in ricin case

Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 9:05am

Tupelo's police chief said Everett Dutschke is under arrest in connection wth the ricin letters sent to President Obama, U.S. Senator Roger Wicker and Lee County Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland.

Chief Tony Carleton said Dutschke was arrested around 1 a.m. Saturday by the FBI and turned over to the U.S. Marshals Service. There's no word on what the charges against him will be.

Dutschke's Tupelo home was searched Tuesday after his name was brought up during a preliminary hearing for Kevin Curtis.

Curtis was originally charged in the case, but the charge against him was later dropped.


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