Suspect's dust mask tests positive for ricin - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Suspect's dust mask tests positive for ricin

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Campaign to help adults go back to college

    Campaign to help adults go back to college

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:57 AM EDT2014-07-31 09:57:38 GMT
    Georgia officials are teaming up with the state's universities and technical colleges to get adults back in School.The "Go Back. Move Ahead." Campaign will help Georgians who completed some college to return and finish their degrees.It's part of Governor Deal's "Complete College Georgia" initiative. The campaign will help returning students with scheduling and course selection."People are always learning and we want to make sure that we embrace that when they come back to schools," said Beth ...More >>
    Georgia officials are teaming up with the state's universities and technical colleges to get adults back in School.The "Go Back. Move Ahead." Campaign will help Georgians who completed some college to return and finish their degrees.It's part of Governor Deal's "Complete College Georgia" initiative. The campaign will help returning students with scheduling and course selection."People are always learning and we want to make sure that we embrace that when they come back to schools," said Beth ...More >>
  • Missing man with Alzheimer's Disease Found

    Missing man with Alzheimer's Disease Found

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:34 AM EDT2014-07-31 08:34:46 GMT
    Authorities in Berrien County are searching for a man with Alzheimer's Disease that has gone missing.They say John Bethea was last seen heading south on White Pond Road in Nashville at 11 a.m.More >>
    Authorities in Berrien County are searching for a man with Alzheimer's Disease that has gone missing.They say John Bethea was last seen heading south on White Pond Road in Nashville at 11 a.m.More >>
  • Albany cheerleading team could be on reality show

    Albany cheerleading team could be on reality show

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:42:06 GMT
    Dr. Latonya Peterson, Assistant CoachDr. Latonya Peterson, Assistant Coach
    An Albany cheerleading team could be featured on a reality show. More than 50 girls tried out to join the two time national champion Albany Elite “Tiger Paws.”More >>
    An Albany cheerleading team could be featured on a reality show. More than 50 girls tried out to join the two time national champion Albany Elite “Tiger Paws.”More >>

(WMC-TV) - Federal investigators released new information Tuesday about their investigation of a Tupelo Martial arts instructor suspected of sending ricin laced letters to President Obama, Mississippi U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, and a Tupelo judge.

"No, I wouldn't recognize ricin if I saw it," said Everett Dutschke last week while FBI agents searched his Tupelo home. Dutschke lives there with his wife and children.

He denied knowing anything about ricin laced letters. But Federal investigators revealed ricin was discovered in Dutschke's martial arts studio in a Tupelo strip mall.

Investigators said they saw Dutschke taking items out of his martial arts studio including a dust mask that tested positive for ricin.

The FBI surveillance team saw Dutschke throw the items in a trash can about 100 yards away.

Business owner Chris Harper talked with Dutschke a few times.

"He made a suggestion of how good the environment is. Then he made a point of saying something off the top of his head. It just needs to get better or something might happen," said Harper.

Investigators said Dutschke used the Internet to buy castor beans, which ricin is made from.

FBI agents were back at Dutschke's Tupelo home again on Tuesday going over the vehicles in the driveway. No one appeared to be home.

FBI agents arrested Everett Dutschke Saturday . He is being held without bond awaiting a hearing in Oxford scheduled for Thursday.

Copyright 2013 WMC-TV. All rights reserved.