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Taekwondo Instructor Arrested in Ricin Case

10:58 AM, Apr 27, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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A Mississippi taekwondo instructor has been arrested in connection with ricin-laced letters sent to President Barack Obama and Senator Roger Wicker. It's not yet clear what role authorities suspect this man played.

"James Everett Dutschke was arrested at 1 a.m. at his home in Tupelo Saturday and turned over to the U.S. Marshal Services without incident, Tupelo Police Chief Tony Carleton, confirmed Saturday morning," reports Northeast Mississippi News.

"No other information was available about the arrest or any possible charges at this time.

"Federal officials staked out the South Canal Street home of Dutschke all day Friday after searching his home and taekwondo studio Tuesday and Wednesday.

"An investigation into Dutschke began in earnest when his name was mentioned at the Monday hearing of Paul Kevin Curtis, the Corinth man formerly suspected of mailing ricin letters to President Barack Obama and Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker on April 8."

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