Documents: Ricin Letters Suspect Evaded Police

12:43 PM, May 16, 2013   |    comments
James Everett Dutschke stands in the street near his home in Tupelo, Miss., and waits for the FBI to arrive and search his home (AP/Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, File, Thomas Wells)
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Newly released documents say the man suspected of sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others appeared to try to evade authorities just days before his arrest.

James Everett Dutschke of Tupelo, Miss., was charged April 27 with making ricin. The substance was mailed to President Obama, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and Lee County, Miss., Judge Sadie Holland.

FBI applications for warrants were filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Oxford.

They say Dutschke hid under blankets in a friend's truck on April 24 and "appeared to attempt to elude law enforcement."

They say the friend and Dutschke drove "an evasive route" that took two hours to go 22 miles to a house.

Dutschke slipped away and was located the next day about 70 miles away in Ashland.

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