Ricin suspect in court Monday
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BRANDON, MS - A Mississippi martial arts instructor has been arrested in a case of poison-laced letters sent to a number of officials, including President Barack Obama.
Forty-one-year-old James Everett Dutschke was arrested at his home on Saturday.
He's charged in connection to the letters containing ricin sent to the President, an eighty-year-old Judge and Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker.
Earlier this month he pleaded not guilty in state court to two child molestation charges.
Dutschke is also appealing a conviction on a different charge of indecent exposure. A neighbor says he exposed himself to her child.
Dutschke is expected to appear in court Monday.
Originally investigators zeroed in on a rival of Dutschke, but later decided they had the wrong man.