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Ricin letter suspect freed on bond

Paul Kevin Curtis Paul Kevin Curtis

(WMC-TV) - According to the U.S. Marshals Service, the man suspected of sending letters laced with ricin to President Obama and a Mississippi senator was released from custody.

Action News 5's Michael Clark reports that Paul Kevin Curtis was freed on bond. That bond amount is sealed.

The FBI said a search of Paul Kevin Curtis' vehicle and house in Corinth, Miss., on Friday did not turn up ricin, ingredients for the poison, or devices used to make it. A search of Curtis' computers has found no evidence so far that he researched making ricin, according to the Associated Press.

Curtis denies any involvement in letters sent to Obama, Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker, and a Lee County, Miss., judge.

The first of the letters was found April 15.

The FBI searched the home of a second man in Tupelo on Tuesday afternoon. That home belongs to J. Everett Duestchke.

At this point, he has not been charged in the case.

We first learned about Duestchke Monday during a cross-examination in federal court.

Curtis' attorneys say that the two men had past arguments through the Internet.

A news conference is expected to be held at 5 p.m. Action News 5's Michael Clark will be there to bring you the latest in a live report.

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