Mississippi Man In Ricin Letter Probe Released From Jail On Bond

JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi man charged with sending toxic letters to President Barack Obama and a U.S. senator has been released from jail, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Tuesday.

Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, was released from jail on bond, Jeff Woodfin, chief deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service in Oxford, Missisippi, told Reuters.

Tuesday was the third day of a federal court hearing to consider the Curtis case. He was being held in the Lafayette County Detention Center since his arrest last Wednesday.