FBI: Man arrested in suspicious letters case

TUPELO, Mississippi (AP) - The FBI says a Mississippi man whose home and business were searched as part of an investigation into poisoned letters sent to President Barack Obama and others has been arrested in the case.

FBI spokesman Deborah Madden says 41-year-old Everett Dutschke was arrested on Saturday at his home in connection with the letters, which allegedly contained ricin. They were sent last week to Obama, Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi and earlier to an 80-year-old Mississippi judge, Sadie Holland.

Charges were initially filed against an Elvis impersonator but then dropped. Attention then turned to Dutschke, who has ties to the former suspect and the judge and senator.

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