An online post made in 2007 establishes a possible connection between Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Tupelo that dates back about six years.
Curtis was arrested about 5 p.m. Wednesday by FBI and other law enforcement agents at his apartment in Corinth and is believed to be responsible for the mailings of the three letters sent through the U.S. Postal Service which contained a granular substance that preliminarily tested positive for ricin.
The letters were sent to Pres. Barack Obama, Wicker and a justice court judge in Tupelo.
Federal authorities were in Tupelo on Wednesday investigating the letters. Both letters were signed: “I am KC and I approve this message.”
According to the FBI, Curtis has been sending emails to Wicker and other elected officials for several years.
On the website, www.ripoffreport.com, Curtis, who moonlights as a celebrity impersonator and goes by the stage name, “KC,” apparently owned a commercial and residential cleaning business and landed a contract with the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo in 2000.
Curtis claims that one night, about a year and a half after his employment, he was cleaning up after a drainage system failure in the morgue when he discovered wrapped body part in a refrigerator and reported his findings to hospital officials.
“I suddenly became a prime ‘person of interest’ where my every move was watched and video-taped,” he wrote.
He claims he was questioned and harassed into signing false statements saying he was in an area he was not authorized to be in and would be hereby suspended without pay while the situation was investigation. He said he did not sign the documents and was thrown out of the hospital by security guards.
Curtis claimed he attempted to get his story printed by local media and was ignored. He was notified he was terminated and banned from the property. He filed a lawsuit and claims he was harassed by police and received death threats, that his home was burned down and his car was set on fire.
Curtis claims he sent letters to Wicker, U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott asking for help and that he ran “into Roger Wicker several times … but he seemed very nervous while speaking with me …”
In the long rant, Curtis claims he was also assaulted by an assistant district attorney.
At the end of Curtis’ alleged account of injustices, he wrote, “This is Kevin Curtis and I approve this report.” (April 18, 2013)