Arrest Made in Ricin Case, Take II
Everett Dutschke faces biological weapon charges
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2013 10:24 AM CDT
Everett Dutschke, right, confers with a federal agent Wednesday near the site of a martial arts studio he once operated in Tupelo, Miss.   (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

(Newser) – Federal agents have arrested a Mississippi man in connection with toxic letters sent to President Obama and two others, and this time they mean it. The FBI took Everett Dutschke into custody early this morning in Tupelo, reports WTVA, and he has been charged with possessing and attempting to use a biological weapon, adds the Clarion-Ledger. The attorney for the 41-year-old martial arts instructor declined to comment.

Dutschke's name emerged in the investigation after authorities dropped their case against the first suspect, Paul Kevin Curtis. He and Dutschke have been feuding for years, and Curtis claims someone tried to frame him for the ricin letters. They also were sent to Sen. Roger Wicker and a local judge.

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Spudsy
Apr 28, 2013 5:56 PM CDT
Isn't he a former GOP candidate?
orlandojonny
Apr 28, 2013 7:38 AM CDT
Can we check out the immigration status of this guy?
$28919642
Apr 27, 2013 5:45 PM CDT
Everybody involved in this idiot case is an utter Billy-Bob. And the scary part is that one of the most dangerous poisons on Earth was produced by one of these goofballs. When I think of what somebody who was smart, well-educated & had both oars in the water could do, I turn pale.