Charges Dropped Against Ricin Suspect; New Home Searched

Paul Kevin Curtis goes free as feds search another man's house

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 23, 2013 12:24 PM CDT | Updated Apr 23, 2013 5:28 PM CDT

(Newser) – Attorneys for the Elvis impersonator accused of sending toxic letters to President Obama and others have said from the start that their client was framed. Now it's looking like they might be right: Authorities today dismissed charges against Paul Kevin Curtis and released him from prison, reports CNN. A one-sentence court filing said new information had become available without providing details, reports AP. Yesterday, authorities revealed that they had found no evidence of ricin at Curtis' apartment.

So what now? The Clarion-Ledger reports that federal authorities today searched the home of an another Mississippi man identified as J. Everett Dutschke. The newspaper describes the 41-year-old as a "disgraced former politician" who is currently the subject of a child molestation investigation. He also has had run-ins, at least of the online variety, with Curtis. “I don’t know anything about this," he says. "Where are the allegations coming from? Who made the allegations? The defense attorney for the accused."

This undated photo obtained from the facebook page of Paul Kevin Curtis, shows, according to neighbors, Paul Kevin Curtis, 45.
This undated photo obtained from the facebook page of Paul Kevin Curtis, shows, according to neighbors, Paul Kevin Curtis, 45.   (AP Photo)
« Prev« Prev | Next »Next » Slideshow
My TakeCLICK BELOW TO VOTE
18%
38%
2%
10%
8%
25%
To report an error on this story, notify our editors.

NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS
Other Sites We Like:   The Street   |   24/7 Wall St.   |   BuzzFeed   |   Cracked   |   World History Project   |   POPSUGAR Tech   |   Business Insider   |   HuffPost Entertainment