2nd Miss. man investigated in ricin case

Everett Dutschke's home searched

OXFORD, Miss. - A second Mississippi man investigated in connection to ricin-laced letters sent to the president and a U.S. senator says that investigators ripped through his house during an hours-long search.

Authorities descended on the home of 41-year-old Everett Dutschke in Tupelo, Miss., on Tuesday. On Wednesday, they searched the site of a martial arts studio once operated by Dutschke, who hasn't been arrested or charged.

Dozens of investigators were searching at a small retail space where neighboring business owners said Dutschke used to operate a martial arts studio. Officers at the scene wouldn't comment on what they were doing.

Dutschke's attorney, Lori Nail Basham, said Dutschke is "cooperating fully" with investigators.

Dutschke said Tuesday morning that authorities had torn through his house the previous day and that they went to a friend's to rest.

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