FBI loses track of man investigated in poisoned letters - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

FBI loses track of man investigated in poisoned letters

Officers searched this Itawamba  home for Dutschke. Nothing was found. Officers searched this Itawamba home for Dutschke. Nothing was found.
Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson. Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson.
Dutschke's martial arts studio in Tupelo Dutschke's martial arts studio in Tupelo

(WMC-TV) - Authorities have searched a Mississippi home in an ongoing investigation into a Tupelo man considered a person of interest in the mailing of tainted letters to President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker.

"Mr. Dutschke is a person of interest, I don't think he's a suspect in this, they're keeping tabs on him," said Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson.

The FBI said they lost track of James Everett Dutschke, 41, of Tupelo Wednesday night.

A search was conducted at a residence owned by Kirk Kitchens' family Thursday.

Kitchens said Dutschke is his child's martial arts instructor, and that he helped Dutschke escape cameras after the search.

"I slipped him down Twenty Bottom [Road] and got him to a rendezvous point where somebody came and just picked him up so he could be away from the media," said Kitchens.

Investigators had permission from the family to search the home and said they found nothing. Kitchens said he has talked to the FBI.

"I've I talked to them this morning and he's not wanted. I'm not wanted," said Kitchens.

Dutschke's lawyer said they are in contact with the FBI and that they know where he is. This after the Itawamba County Sheriff claimed Dutschke slipped away Wednesday. According to the attorney, Dutschke hasn't been called in for questioning as of Thursday.

Dutschke was of interest following the dismissal of charges filed in federal court against Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, of Corinth earlier this week.

Copyright 2013 WTVA. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • PRCC dedicates institute named for former school president

    PRCC dedicates institute named for former school president

    Saturday, October 21 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-10-22 00:14:19 GMT
    The William Lewis Honors Institute is located in the historic White Hall. Photo credit WDAM.The William Lewis Honors Institute is located in the historic White Hall. Photo credit WDAM.

    A new institute at Pearl River Community College has been named in honor of former school president Dr. William Lewis.   

    More >>

    A new institute at Pearl River Community College has been named in honor of former school president Dr. William Lewis.   

    More >>
  • Suspect wanted for shooting 10-year-old in Laurel turns himself in

    Suspect wanted for shooting 10-year-old in Laurel turns himself in

    Saturday, October 21 2017 8:03 PM EDT2017-10-22 00:03:47 GMT
    Travis Lindsey (mugshot)Travis Lindsey (mugshot)

    A 10-year-old boy was shot in Laurel today. According to Laurel police chief Tyrone Stewart, the child is currently at the South Central Regional Medical Center. Authorities are still searching for a suspect.  This is an ongoing investigation, if you have any information, contact Laurel Police or or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP. Copyright WDAM 2017. All Rights Reserved.

    More >>

    A 10-year-old boy was shot in Laurel today. According to Laurel police chief Tyrone Stewart, the child is currently at the South Central Regional Medical Center. Authorities are still searching for a suspect.  This is an ongoing investigation, if you have any information, contact Laurel Police or or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP. Copyright WDAM 2017. All Rights Reserved.

    More >>
  • Child injured in fair ride accident in Laurel

    Child injured in fair ride accident in Laurel

    Saturday, October 21 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-10-21 21:37:46 GMT
    Photo credit: Shasta Patterson ClarkPhoto credit: Shasta Patterson Clark

    A child was injured on Friday evening after an accident on a ride at the South Mississippi State Fair in Laurel. Fair representative Pam Holyfield said that a little girl was on a ride called "Up, Up and Away" when the seat on the ride came loose and the little girl fell out of the ride.  The fall knocked the girl unconscious, according to the little girl's mother. The child was taken to South Central Medical Center in Laurel where they are awaiting test results. ...

    More >>

    A child was injured on Friday evening after an accident on a ride at the South Mississippi State Fair in Laurel. Fair representative Pam Holyfield said that a little girl was on a ride called "Up, Up and Away" when the seat on the ride came loose and the little girl fell out of the ride.  The fall knocked the girl unconscious, according to the little girl's mother. The child was taken to South Central Medical Center in Laurel where they are awaiting test results. ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly