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Man accused of sending ricin-laced letters arrested in Moody in 2009

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Kevin Curtis performed as an Elvis impersonator before being arrested in Moody, Ala. in 2009. Kevin Curtis performed as an Elvis impersonator before being arrested in Moody, Ala. in 2009.
MOODY, AL (WBRC) -

A Mississippi man accused of sending letters with ricin in them to President Obama, a Mississippi U.S. senator and a Mississippi judge, was arrested in Moody, Ala. back in 2009.

Kevin Curtis at the time was an Elvis impersonator who also performed country music song. Curtis performed at the Moody City Park during Oktoberfest.

"When I first saw his picture on TV and they said he was an Elvis impersonator, I was like 'wow.' It clicked that was the guy we arrested in Moody in 2009. Like a wow factor, a shock," Moody Police Chief Thomas Hunter said.

Chief Hunt was just a sergeant at the time but after getting word from authorities in Monroe, Louisiana, that Curtis has an outstanding warrant for cyber staking, they arrested him. Hunt says the waited until after Curtis finished performing.

"They requested if we could possibly could wait until after he sings so we don't make a big scene because Oktoberfest is a pretty big event here in Moody," Hunt said.

News of Curtis performance in Moody in the recent past caught some residents off guard.

"It's crazy. It's scary. You don't realize who is your neighbor, who you are watching. It's scary," Brenda Hampton said.

Chief Hunt said he was shocked at the serious charges that Curtis faces includes threatening the President and other political leaders.

As for Curtis's performance four years ago, Chief Hunt said, "To be honest with you, I couldn't remember if he was a good singer or not."

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