Media plays cat in mouse with Dutschke, not cops

For a brief period Thursday it was reported James Everett Dutschke, a Tupelo man being investigated by the FBI in the ricin letter case, was being sought by the FBI but his attorney assured that was not the case.

Dutschke, 41, of Tupelo, became a person of interest in the federal case investigating ricin-laced letters that were sent April 8 to President Barack Obama, Sen. Roger Wicker and Lee County Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland after another man, Kevin Curtis of Corinth was cleared of charges in the case.

Thursday afternoon, some news media outlets reported Dutschke was sought by the FBI, but his attorney, Lori Nail Basham, said she had been in contact with Dutschke and reported his whereabouts to the FBI. She said they were “satisfied” with his location.

Kirk Kitchens said he took Dutschke to a house owned by his father north of Mantachie and then walked him back out to Highway 371 through the woods to get the media of Dutschke’s back.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal