Ricin Letter Suspect Tried to Elude FBI in Days Before Arrest

 Steve Neavling

The former martial arts instructor accused of sending Ricin-laced letters to President Obama and other officials tried to elude police in the days before his arrest, NBC News reports.

Before authorities arrested James Everett Dutschke, 41, at his Mississippi home on April 27, he tried to hide from authorities who were following him, according to FBI documents.

He waved to a surveillance team outside his house and then took off in a van while no on was looking. The FBI lost contact with him for about 12 hours before he was spotted at his former business, NBC News wrote.

When he left the business, he hid under a blanket in a car driven by an acquaintance, records state.

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