(TUPELO, Miss.) – The FBI announced Saturday that it has arrested the man who allegedly sent ricin laced letters to President Obama and other high-ranking officials.
James Everett Dutschke was at approximately 12:50 a.m. on Saturday at his home in Tupelo, Miss.
He was taken in without incident by special agents of the FBI, and is currently being held at a facility in Oxford, Miss.
According to local police sources, there will be no court activity regarding Dutschke or the case until Monday.
Dutschke, a karate teacher, allegedly sent packages laced with the deadly poison were sent to Obama, as well as to Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi and Sadie Holland, an 80-year-old Mississippi judge.
Charges had initially been filed against Elvis impersonator Paul Kevin Curtis, but were later dropped and authorities focused their attention on Dutschke, who has connections to Wicker and Holland.
Curtis and Dutschke do not like each other. Dutschke claims that Curtis is trying to frame him. Authorities have found no evidence to back his accusations.
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