Mississippi man arrested in connection with ricin letter incidents

posted at 8:41 pm on April 17, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

Kenneth Curtis of Tupelo, Miss., to be exact. Letters that tested positive for ricin and were addressed to Sen Roger Wicker and Sen. Barack Obama were both reportedly signed, “I”m KC and I approve this message.” Update: The AP has the FBI naming the suspect Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth, Miss. Early reports are always, of course, subject to a grain of salt, and the AP hasn’t been terribly reliable today, but those are the two IDs floating around.

Federal sources have confirmed to The Clarion-Ledger that Kenneth Curtis of Tupelo has been arrested in connection with letters laced with ricin that were sent to Sen. Roger Wicker and President Barack Obama.

Federal authorities were in Tupelo on Wednesday investigating the letters. Both letters were signed: “I am KC and I approve this message.”

Agents with the Secret Service and the FBI used the Lee County Sheriff’s Department as a staging area for their investigation. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson confirmed an investigation, but would not comment on the nature of the investigation.

Wicker has an office in Tupelo, and has been assigned a protective detail. I’m glad to see the mail-screening process implemented post-Anthrax incidents apparently working as intended:

An FBI bulletin obtained by Fox News said the letter sent to Obama is still being screened, though it initially tested positive.

The bulletin said both letters included the phrase: “To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance.”

Both were signed, “I am KC and I approve this message.”

The envelopes had Tennessee postmarks, but no return address.

Sources say officials are familiar with the person believed to have sent the letter as the person has sent other letters before.

The suspect sounds like he may be a cornucopia of crazy, but we’ll see as more information comes out. The initial ricin test can be a false positive, and the Washington Post notes, “More elaborate testing to verify the presence of the poison — using fluorescent antibodies, chromatography and searching for DNA — can take 24 to 48 hours, one law enforcement official said.”

A peek inside the screening process, also from the Post:

The letter to Obama was intercepted Tuesday at a Secret Service-run mail sorting facility in Anacostia, according to law enforcement officials.

The FBI said in a statement Wednesday that the letter contained “a granular substance that preliminarily tested positive for ricin.” Authorities did not say when or where the letter was postmarked.

The other letter, to Wicker, was uncovered Tuesday at a Prince George’s County sorting facility where congressional mail has been screened since anthrax-laced letters were sent to Capitol Hill in 2001. The letter to Wicker was postmarked from Memphis and contained no return address and no “outwardly suspicious” markings, Senate Sergeant at Arms Terrance Gainer wrote to senators in an e-mail.

Both letters were signed, “I am KC and I approved this message,” according to NBC News.

The two letters were transferred to a secondary testing facility in Maryland, according to the law enforcement officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing.

A glimpse of the investigation came outside a low-slung, white-and-green postal warehouse north of FedEx Field, where county fire crews helped emergency workers suit up in white-and-yellow hazmat suits before trudging inside a yellow tent. Two black SUVs and a car bearing the insignia of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force sat behind the building.


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MKH: The FBI has now named Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth, MS as the suspected letter sender.

d1carter on April 17, 2013 at 8:42 PM

The suspect sounds like he may be a cornucopia of crazy,

Seems to be a lot of that going around..

but there is no bill in front of Congress that addresses this..

Electrongod on April 17, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Seems as if this is a day when the facts have been hard to nail down…

d1carter on April 17, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Oh pleeeeeeeease let him be white so his privelege will keep the peace.

Greek Fire on April 17, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Local papers are reporting that he even sent a letter to a local judge as well…how the ricin was obtained is a mystery. Local LE officers will hold a presser @ 9 central time.

d1carter on April 17, 2013 at 8:45 PM

MKH: The FBI has now named Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth, MS as the suspected letter sender.

d1carter on April 17, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Thanks, I will look for this somewhere. I haven’t seen it reported that way yet. Send me a reference and I’ll update.

Mary Katharine Ham on April 17, 2013 at 8:45 PM

And the AP article is pushing strongly an anti-gun control narrative as a “possibility”.

Sigh. They don’t stop, do they?

Jeff Weimer on April 17, 2013 at 8:46 PM

If this guy actually did what he’s accused of doing, then nail his azz to the wall. No mercy, no excuses.

joejm65 on April 17, 2013 at 8:46 PM

‘Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Centre, let me turn to you. KC! What could KC mean? Don’t you think it could be the Knights of Columbus – the Catholic men’s organisation??? Huh, huh?? Sorry, pardon my spittle, but don’t you think it is highly likely that this is just another right-wing nut job, who is pissed off that there’s a black man living in the White House, who supports SSM and unfettered access to abortion? And, don’t you think some Knight of Columbus/Ku Klux Klansman could be angry enough at Senator Wicker for voting for cloture on Schu-Man-Too to try to take him out, too? What? Pardon me, someone is talking in my ear. The KKK hated Catholics? Well, nevertheless, Mark Potok, don’t you think it is, at least, highly probable that a member of the KKK and the KofC could be behind this?’

- Chris Matthews on ‘Nutball’ on MSNBC this evening

///

Resist We Much on April 17, 2013 at 8:47 PM

The suspect sounds like he may be a cornucopia of crazy,

Seems to be a lot of that going around..

but there is no bill in front of Congress that addresses this..

Electrongod on April 17, 2013 at 8:42 PM

We MUST ban Teh Crazy People! Of course, start with everyone in Congress first.

Myron Falwell on April 17, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Mary Katharine Ham on April 17, 2013 at 8:45 PM

It looks like they updated the article you linked.

Jeff Weimer on April 17, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Sending one to the President will get him an attempted A-word charge of POTUS. I doubt he ever gets out again.

rbj on April 17, 2013 at 8:48 PM

MSNBC is airdropping an entire division’s worth of reporters to check on this guy for any shred of evidence that will tie him to the Tea Party, Remington, or Ted Cruz.

Bishop on April 17, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Seems to be a lot of that going around..

but there is no bill in front of Congress that addresses this..

Electrongod on April 17, 2013 at 8:42 PM

The problem that Congress has with addressing mental illness is – if they include “delusional” and “pathological liar” to a list of illnesses (or symptoms of illnesses) in a bill, it will wipe out 4/5ths of the Federal government.

Which may not necessarily be a bad thing.

Timothy S. Carlson on April 17, 2013 at 8:50 PM

It looks like they updated the article you linked.

Jeff Weimer on April 17, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Thanks! I updated up top with the discrepancy.

Mary Katharine Ham on April 17, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Mary Katharine Ham on April 17, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Sent you a link but all the articles are being updated with the current info…

d1carter on April 17, 2013 at 8:51 PM

The Madman from Mississippi eh!!

canopfor on April 17, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Box for life. I’m L and I approve this message.

Limerick on April 17, 2013 at 8:52 PM

What was that about a “dark skinned man?” Racial profiling fail.

libfreeordie on April 17, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Letters that tested positive for ricin and were addressed to Sen Roger Wicker and Sen. Barack Obama were both reportedly signed, “I”m KC and I approve this message.”

Senator Barack Obama?

Happy Nomad on April 17, 2013 at 8:52 PM

There’s an interesting Elvis connection here. The letters were postmarked in Memphis, where Elvis lived. And the guy was arrested in Tupelo, where Elivs was born.

SoulGlo on April 17, 2013 at 8:52 PM

letters laced with ricin

An example of today’s sensationalized “journalism”.

This is why I believe almost nothing I read from the MSM without double and triple confirmation.

Elsewhere I’ve read the letters showed traces of Ricin.

And apparently this guy was not going through great lengths to hide his identity other than to not include a return address.

This is another wait and see story.

farsighted on April 17, 2013 at 8:53 PM

They are already speculating he is a “white, racist, redneck, teaparty racist GOPer” despite the fact the first letter he sent was to a GOP senator.

melle1228 on April 17, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Myron Falwell on April 17, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Which may not necessarily be a bad thing.

Timothy S. Carlson on April 17, 2013 at 8:50 PM

+100

Electrongod on April 17, 2013 at 8:53 PM

How did they catch him so fast? Did he leave his return address. /s

Oil Can on April 17, 2013 at 8:55 PM

What was that about a “dark skinned man?” Racial profiling fail.

libfreeordie on April 17, 2013 at 8:52 PM

That was CNN reporting on a the Marathon bomber whereas this is the Ricin sender. Different incidents– I know that you are in Sirota’s camp and hope against hope that they are both white guys, but some of us don’t really care. We just want the right person caught and punished.

melle1228 on April 17, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Appears to be a personal issue:

http://www.ripoffreport.com/political-cover-ups/north-mississippi-me/north-mississippi-medical-cent-z8efd.htm

Crazy, frustrated or both.

PersonFromPorlock on April 17, 2013 at 8:55 PM

The bulletin said both letters included the phrase: “To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance.”

Both were signed, “I am KC and I approve this message.”

my guess is that he’s an antiabortion nut

nonpartisan on April 17, 2013 at 8:57 PM

my guess is that he’s an antiabortion nut

nonpartisan on April 17, 2013 at 8:57 PM

My guess is you’re an idiot. The GOP senator that he sent the ricin too is a social conservative so in your genius opinion why would he be a candidate for targeting dumb dumb?

melle1228 on April 17, 2013 at 8:58 PM

nonpartisan on April 17, 2013 at 8:57 PM

You just don’t get it. We don’t care if he was Ronald Reagan. If he did it throw away the key.

Limerick on April 17, 2013 at 8:59 PM

What was that about a “dark skinned man?” Racial profiling fail.

turdfreeorpee on April 17, 2013 at 8:52 PM

…the race baiter will know!

KOOLAID2 on April 17, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Appears to be a personal issue:

http://www.ripoffreport.com/political-cover-ups/north-mississippi-me/north-mississippi-medical-cent-z8efd.htm

Crazy, frustrated or both.

PersonFromPorlock on April 17, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Kevin Curtis vs. Kenneth Curtis.

tom daschle concerned on April 17, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Both letters were signed, “I am KC and I approved this message,” according to NBC News.
======================

H*lls Bells,that was a short lived and ill concieved
campaign against da Government!
(a tad sarc)

canopfor on April 17, 2013 at 9:01 PM

nut

noforeskin on April 17, 2013 at 8:57 PM

…you only have one?…it’s blue isn’t it?

KOOLAID2 on April 17, 2013 at 9:01 PM

What was that about a “dark skinned man?” Racial profiling fail.

libfreeordie on April 17, 2013 at 8:52 PM

The contents of their character trumps the color of their skin..
but…

But where do you start?
Patterns..

Electrongod on April 17, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Two trolls showed up only a few handful of posts in. Seems the trolls have been getting more active lately.

farsighted on April 17, 2013 at 9:02 PM

I think he is a well known nut to many elected officials. How this nut got access to ricin is another question.

d1carter on April 17, 2013 at 9:03 PM

my guess is that he’s an antiabortion nut

nonpartisan on April 17, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Then why not mail them to Abortion clinics?

Take the direct approach..

Electrongod on April 17, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Two trolls showed up only a few handful of posts in. Seems the trolls have been getting more active lately.

farsighted on April 17, 2013 at 9:02 PM

…they have to give their mouths a break!…it’s in their contract!

KOOLAID2 on April 17, 2013 at 9:04 PM

That was CNN reporting on a the Marathon bomber whereas this is the Ricin sender.

melle1228 on April 17, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Gun-grabbing failure, trying to make the Boston Marathon bombing into right-wing terrorism, and now this ricin thing. The basement floor around the trolls must be littered with various versions of DNC/OFA talking points. They are like a squirrel in a hailstorm this evening trying to keep it all straight.

Happy Nomad on April 17, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Then why not mail them to Abortion clinics?

Take the direct approach..

Electrongod on April 17, 2013 at 9:03 PM

he wouldnt get the same attention as sending it to the president

just a hunch though

nonpartisan on April 17, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Welcome back to Nutball.

Let me quickly return to Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Centre and expert on right-wing terrorism – Audience, if you are unaware, Mr Potok was on the groundbreaking SPLC committee that discovered that Malik Zulu Shabazz, leader of the New Black Panther Party, was a member of the radical RIGHT so we all owe him tremendous gratitude. Mark, don’t you think that this Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth, Mississippi, made a typing mistake when he wrote ‘I am KC and I approve this message’? I mean – pardon me while I wipe the ocean of spittle off of the set – couldn’t it have been a typo? Seriously, don’t you think that it is more likely than not that he meant to say ‘I am JesusChrist and I approve this message’?

And, since we know that he did mean to write ‘I am JC and I approve this message’ – according to our crack investigation team here at MSNBC – wouldn’t that mean he is a Southern, illiterate, inbred, Bible-reading, snake-handling, dirt-eating, squirrel-stewing, sister-shagging, cousin-marrying, trailer-park-living, single-tooth-brushing, hair-combovering, sheet-wearing, cross-burning, gun-worshiping, always-voting-against-his-own-self-interest, sexist, racist, bigoted, homophobic, Islamophobic Neanderthal?

I mean, heeeellllllooooo, he is from Corinth, Mississippi, of all places!

- Chris Matthews, on MSNBC this evening

Resist We Much on April 17, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Hmmm,…..a Maniac Man on a Mission sumpin sumpin,
well his/ approach,certianly was Bipartisan!
(sarc)

canopfor on April 17, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Sounds like he’s been infected by a high cap mag or a bayonet lug and is now under their evil influence.

Bishop on April 17, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Seems the trolls have been getting more active lately.

farsighted on April 17, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Obama was recently wounded..

It’s a gene thing.

Electrongod on April 17, 2013 at 9:06 PM

just a hunch though

noforeskin on April 17, 2013 at 9:05 PM

…you are a hunch ?

KOOLAID2 on April 17, 2013 at 9:08 PM

What was that about a “dark skinned man?” Racial profiling fail.

libfreeordie on April 17, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Agreed, I mean he could be a “typical white person” or a “white Hispanic”.

Bishop on April 17, 2013 at 9:08 PM

he wouldnt get the same attention as sending it to the president

just a hunch though

nonpartisan on April 17, 2013 at 9:05 PM

But now he isn’t going to get any resolution from his mails..
He is a kook…
That’s how he will be remembered.

I guess that’s what he wanted..

Electrongod on April 17, 2013 at 9:08 PM

he wouldnt get the same attention as sending it to the president

just a hunch though

nonpartisan on April 17, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Yeah and to scare people into being anti-abortion; he sends Ricin to an anti-abortion Senator. Bravo, your conspiracy theory is sooo smart.//

Roger Wicker has a 0 percent rating with NARAL and a 100 % rating with the NRLC.

http://www.ontheissues.org/senate/Roger_Wicker.htm

melle1228 on April 17, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Agreed, I mean he could be a “typical white person” or a “white Hispanic”.

Bishop on April 17, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Or white Latino..

Electrongod on April 17, 2013 at 9:09 PM

… wouldn’t that mean he is a Southern, illiterate, inbred, Bible-reading, snake-handling, dirt-eating, squirrel-stewing, sister-shagging, cousin-marrying, trailer-park-living, single-tooth-brushing, hair-combovering, sheet-wearing, cross-burning, gun-worshiping, always-voting-against-his-own-self-interest, sexist, racist, bigoted, homophobic, Islamophobic Neanderthal?

I mean, heeeellllllooooo, he is from Corinth, Mississippi, of all places!

– Chris Matthews, on MSNBC this evening

Resist We Much on April 17, 2013 at 9:05 PM

He probably smokes cigarettes and chews tobacco, too.

farsighted on April 17, 2013 at 9:10 PM

How this nut got access to ricin is another question.

d1carter on April 17, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Did a web search on ricin. Scarey how easy it would be to manufacture.

GrannyDee on April 17, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Seems the trolls have been getting more active lately.

farsighted on April 17, 2013 at 9:02

Obama was recently wounded..

Electrongod on April 17, 2013 at 9:06

Bingo.

petefrt on April 17, 2013 at 9:11 PM

What was that about a “dark skinned man?” Racial profiling fail

turdfreeorpee is pi$$ed it didn’t read “camel jockey”…is all.

KOOLAID2 on April 17, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Agreed, I mean he could be a “typical white person” or a “white Hispanic”.

Bishop on April 17, 2013 at 9:08 PM
Or white Latino..

Electrongod on April 17, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Pretty soon the definition of white will be expanded to all people when they commit a crime that the left wants to tar the right with.

melle1228 on April 17, 2013 at 9:12 PM

What was that about a “dark skinned man?” Racial profiling fail.

libfreeordie on April 17, 2013 at 8:52 PM

When did anyone assert that the sender of the ricin letters was a ‘dark-skinned man’?

Not even AP & CNN, who led the parade of bloody media f*ck ups today on the Boston Marathon Bombing, said that even though they DID describe the bomber in that fashion.

Resist We Much on April 17, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Mississippi man arrested in connection with ricin letter incidents

Well then, laws must be written banning Mississippi men and letters.

rukiddingme on April 17, 2013 at 9:14 PM

He probably smokes cigarettes and chews tobacco, too.

farsighted on April 17, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Yeppers! I’d better add f@g-sucking (settle down, liveenslavedthendie, I wasn’t talking about your night job) and ‘tabacky-chewing.’

Resist We Much on April 17, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Sounds like he’s been infected by a high cap mag or a bayonet lug and is now under their evil influence.

Bishop on April 17, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Bishop:

Yup,and couple that with multiple letters,which means he
used a method,akin,

to a rapid,Assault Style Weapon Methodology of letter
Distribution,so ya,he can’t be a semi-Autimatic,this was

a Full Auto Attempt,and no one should kid themselves on this.

More Legislation,Bills and Laws to discourage that type
of saturation of firing off letters like this!!

Oh,and some brave Democrat,needs to call on Rancid Free Pick-Up/Delivery Zones!!
(sarc)

canopfor on April 17, 2013 at 9:16 PM

When did anyone assert that the sender of the ricin letters was a ‘dark-skinned man’?

Resist We Much on April 17, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Sometimes the mind of a race baiting bigot gets stories mixed up. That’s what fevered bigotry can do to a brain.

farsighted on April 17, 2013 at 9:18 PM

When did anyone assert that the sender of the ricin letters was a ‘dark-skinned man’?

Resist We Much on April 17, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Libs…

That’s what they do..
Take an event..
The comments..
And spread it where it counts.

Libs….

Electrongod on April 17, 2013 at 9:18 PM

my guess is that he’s an antiabortion nut

nonpartisan on April 17, 2013 at 8:57 PM

But, of course!

How else to prove that you are pro-life by sending a ricin-laced letter to a Senator, who has consistently had a 100% rating from National Right to Life and a ZERO PERCENT RATING from the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL).

Has anyone ever told you that you are 100% ‘genius’ and a ZERO PERCENT Mensa member?

If not, please allow me to do so.

Resist We Much on April 17, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Do you think they could break some reporters free for gosnell in Philly…nope flock to the crazy guy….wait a minute, gosnell….crazy nah just a baby killer and that is ok if you are a lefty journo….protect the turf eh…

crosshugger on April 17, 2013 at 9:27 PM

my guess is that he’s an antiabortion nut

nonpartisan on April 17, 2013 at 8:57 PM

My guess is that they will need to use the Large Hadron Collider to study your brain, if you decide to donate it to science.

Resist We Much on April 17, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Has anyone ever told you that you are 100% ‘genius’ and a ZERO PERCENT Mensa member?

If not, please allow me to do so.

Resist We Much on April 17, 2013 at 9:24 PM

noforeskin has three sperm cells…and two brain cells…we found them… on his bib…

KOOLAID2 on April 17, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Agreed, I mean he could be a “typical white person” or a “white Hispanic”.

Bishop on April 17, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Or white Latino..

Electrongod on April 17, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Electrongod:Or a LizardPeople Voter,jus say’n!:)

canopfor on April 17, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Guaranteed tingles will be in ms

cmsinaz on April 17, 2013 at 9:32 PM

So Curtis, seems to be a free range crazy like Loughner, with a touch of the conman,

narciso on April 17, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Can castor oil trip a positive? They may have been feelin poorly and Granny fixed right up with a little caster oil.

Yeah. I could be joking. But it’s Tupelo, so how far fetched is it?

ROCnPhilly on April 17, 2013 at 9:38 PM

I found a guy named Kevin Curtis on facebook from Natchez Miss. right age. His page though says he lives in Tupelo and places are marked Nashville, Tennessee. One of his pictures are marked “Christian and Democrat.” Not jumping to conclusions, but it will be interesting if this “white racist goper tea party guy” that the leftist are hoping to tar our party with turns out to be another Democrat..

melle1228 on April 17, 2013 at 9:39 PM

But, of course!

How else to prove that you are pro-life by sending a ricin-laced letter to a Senator, who has consistently had a 100% rating from National Right to Life and a ZERO PERCENT RATING from the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL).

Resist We Much on April 17, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Well there you have it. Curtis found out that Wicker is one of those covert pro-abortion Senators. They’re the worst kind! ;0

Happy Nomad on April 17, 2013 at 9:40 PM

How this nut got access to ricin is another question.

d1carter on April 17, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Did a web search on ricin. Scarey how easy it would be to manufacture.

GrannyDee on April 17, 2013 at 9:10 PM

It appears to be easy to manufacture, but what you forget simply looking at the instructions are all the precautions you have to take to keep from killing yourself as you make it. It’s that potent a poison.

slickwillie2001 on April 17, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Not jumping to conclusions, but it will be interesting if this “white racist goper tea party guy” that the leftist are hoping to tar our party with turns out to be another Democrat..

melle1228 on April 17, 2013 at 9:39 PM

well the tea party is made up of both dems and reps. But i get your point.

unseen on April 17, 2013 at 9:45 PM

I wonder what would happen to him if he sent letters with a non-poisonous substance that tested as ricin in quick tests but was distinguishable from ricin in the advanced tests.

Assuming such a substance exists.

jtdavies on April 17, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Resist We Much on April 17, 2013 at 9:24 PM

We need to break out a Real Men of Genius commercial for hyperpartisan.

Steve Eggleston on April 17, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Can castor oil trip a positive? They may have been feelin poorly and Granny fixed right up with a little caster oil.

Yeah. I could be joking. But it’s Tupelo, so how far fetched is it?

ROCnPhilly on April 17, 2013 at 9:38 PM

I’d say not on the secondary tests.

Steve Eggleston on April 17, 2013 at 9:51 PM

We need to break out a Real Men of Genius commercial for hyperpartisan.

Steve Eggleston on April 17, 2013 at 9:50 PM

I like the Real Men of Genius – Mr. Cell Phone Holster Wearer and Real Men Of Genius – Silent Killer Gas Passer.

Any of them work!

Resist We Much on April 17, 2013 at 9:53 PM

H/t Patty via GP:

According to several sites, there is one man named Kenneth Curtis in Tupelo. He is in his 80′s and has been living there for a decade.

MyLife.com explains:

Kenny Kyle Curtis was born in 1925. Kenny currently lives in Tupelo, Mississippi. Before that, Kenny lived in Lafayette, LA from 1985 to 2003. Addressplus.com has more details

Resist We Much on April 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM

I like the Real Men of Genius – Mr. Cell Phone Holster Wearer and Real Men Of Genius – Silent Killer Gas Passer.

Any of them work!

Resist We Much on April 17, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Excellent choices.

Steve Eggleston on April 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM

I wonder what would happen to him if he sent letters with a non-poisonous substance that tested as ricin in quick tests but was distinguishable from ricin in the advanced tests.

Assuming such a substance exists.

jtdavies on April 17, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Depending on what the letters said; they probably could charge him with something like terroristic threat, but RWM might know the laws on that better..

Even if the substance wasn’t Ricin or poison; it was meant to instill terror so there were still some pretty major laws broken. I know terroristic threats carry some stiff jail times.

melle1228 on April 17, 2013 at 9:58 PM

OT: Fertilizer plant explosion in Waco. Prayers to my fellow west Texans.
H/T Twitchy.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 17, 2013 at 9:58 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on April 17, 2013 at 9:58 PM

slickwillie2001 on April 17, 2013 at 9:43 PM

No doubt a person would have to be super careful if they wanted to make ricin.

Who knows? Maybe it was a false positive.

Or not.

We’ll know soon enough, assuming we’re told the truth.

GrannyDee on April 17, 2013 at 10:10 PM

The DU kids found a website for the guy that also mentions illegal organ harvesting.

rw on April 17, 2013 at 10:12 PM

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2013/04/photos-ricin-suspect-and-elvis.html

Looks like he is a democrat

The Notorious G.O.P on April 17, 2013 at 10:15 PM

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2013/04/photos-ricin-suspect-and-elvis.html

Looks like he is a democrat

The Notorious G.O.P on April 17, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Closer to an Occupier than anything else mentioned thus far.

Steve Eggleston on April 17, 2013 at 10:22 PM

The DU kids found a website for the guy that also mentions illegal organ harvesting.

rw on April 17, 2013 at 10:12 PM

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2013/04/photos-ricin-suspect-and-elvis.html

Looks like he is a democrat

The Notorious G.O.P on April 17, 2013 at 10:15 PM

OMG

An Elvis impersonator, a nut case, and a DemoRat.

Whatever will the alphabets do with this information?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA (wheeze, cougH) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAAHHA

GrannyDee on April 17, 2013 at 10:22 PM

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2013/04/photos-ricin-suspect-and-elvis.html

Looks like he is a democrat

The Notorious G.O.P on April 17, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Yep, a confirmed democratic.

slickwillie2001 on April 17, 2013 at 10:33 PM

OMG

An Elvis impersonator, a nut case, and a DemoRat.

Whatever will the alphabets do with this information?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA (wheeze, cougH) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAAHHA

GrannyDee on April 17, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Obviously focus on the “Christian” part of “Christian and Democrat”.

Steve Eggleston on April 17, 2013 at 10:35 PM

And no, the close sarcasm tag is not missing from the above because the presstitutes will latch onto that.

Steve Eggleston on April 17, 2013 at 10:36 PM

He’s a Dem.

Where’s Lib?

bwhahahahaha….

budfox on April 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Looks like Squid took a powder as well.

slickwillie2001 on April 17, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Yep he’s definitely a Democrat alright…I found his Facebook page as well. The photo of him next to the “Christian and Democrat” bumper sticker was entertaining enough, but the clincher as to identity comes in a post of his further down the page:

((VOTE)) for my good friend Jason Shelton TUPELO MAYOR! Jason cares about we the people..ask me how I know either in a PM or this open forum…there will be NO SECRETS!

This is KC and I approve this message

That’s his signature right there. LOL!

Sharke on April 17, 2013 at 11:04 PM

“If it’s Kevin Curtis, we’ve had him in our jail about 4 times, mostly misdemeanors like simple assault. But in 2008 for telephone harassment and stalking. I think he has some very serious psychological issues from my dealings with him. In the past I had read some of his Facebook postings and it was very far out there. He’ll get down on you and bash you with everything he’s got, even making up stuff, and I’ve seen that side of him.”

- Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar

In April, Curtis made the following Facebook post on gun control, which was accompanied by a Huffington Post article:

Hmmmm..This is just a crazy guess on my part (and what do I know, I’m just a performance artist with a fetish for pretty arched feet) buuuuuuuuuuuuuuut…I’m thinking that no matter WHAT laws are EVER passed thru the REVOLVING doors of our justice $y$tem & Congress…..that BAD PEOPLE who refuse to allow God into their hearts will ALWAYS find a way to get their cowardly little hands on a weapon……I might also ad that if a person spends enough time on thinking how to take another person’s life, he or she could do so with a hair pin, a thumb tack or a wall clock (they just don’t have the “CLIP” like those ole nasty assault weapons do. I’ll leave you with one question……………”WHY IS IT GOOD OLE SAM WALTON CAN INSTALL THE EYES OF HEAVEN CAMERA SYSTEM IN EVERY WALMART OF THE WORLD WHERE THEY CAN SEE THIEVES COMING AND/OR GOING FROM A MILE AWAY AND CATCH 98% OF THOSE WHO TRY TO STEAL THEIR MERCHANDISE YET WE CAN’T APPLY THAT SAME TECHNOLOGY TOWARDS SECURING OUR SCHOOL SYSTEMS AND PROTECTING OUR MOST VALUABLE ASSET WHICH IS OUR CHILDREN…………..LEADERS OF THE FUTURE”? HMMMMMMMMMM

Resist We Much on April 17, 2013 at 11:17 PM

my guess is that he’s an antiabortion nut

nonpartisan on April 17, 2013 at 8:57 PM

…because abortion is such a non-violent, non-nutty act of intentionally destroying defenseless human life.

Lourdes on April 17, 2013 at 11:35 PM

nonpartisan on April 17, 2013 at 8:57 PM

He’s a Democrat, nonnie, a Democrat. Also nutty, I agree but it’s not because he opposes abortion, is my guess but because he’s, uhhh, nuts.

Lourdes on April 17, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Well, I guess we can all anticipate a ban on Elvis-anything sometime soon.

Lourdes on April 17, 2013 at 11:37 PM

MKH: The FBI has now named Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth, MS as the suspected letter sender.

d1carter on April 17, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Tomorrow they’ll say it’s a woman, and her name is Katherine Chipowski. Then they’ll say they never arrested anyone, but they have a suspicious picture of a stamp.

The Rogue Tomato on April 17, 2013 at 11:53 PM

Now that the FBI is in charge of the investigation, there is no chance that anyone other than a white, Christian, heterosexual, Republican NRA member is going to be charged with the crime.

Remember Richard Jewell?

Remember Steven Hatfill?

patch on April 18, 2013 at 9:54 AM

nonpartisan on April 17, 2013 at 8:57 PM

My guess is that they will need to use the Large Hadron Collider to study your brain, if you decide to donate it to science.

Resist We Much on April 17, 2013 at 9:28 PM

LOL

Axe on April 18, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Resist We Much on April 17, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Nothing about that guys sounds like a mass murderer. Not the personal, political snark that’s being patched together, nothing. No long-haired manifesto, no point of decision where he draws the line and decides to die, no nihilism . . .

If he really is the guy, he’s about the happy-go-lucky‘st mass murderer wannabe I’ve ever seen. He’s half Church Lady, half liberal RC “Social Justice” advocate, half night-club singer . . .

I mean, so far and everything. They might still find granny’s skin binding his favorite books or something.

Axe on April 18, 2013 at 10:08 AM

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