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. (Read more J. Everett Dutschke stories.)

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