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April 18, 2013

Miss. man charged with threatening Obama, others

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CORINTH, Miss. —

A church, and a community center with an outdoor children's play area, are just steps from Curtis' house. The home also is near an area with several mailboxes for the community. But neighbors said they rarely saw him retrieve mail and didn't speak with him much.

"He was quiet. He pretty much stayed to himself," said neighbor Lacey Ross, 29.

Next-door neighbor Kayla Latch, 18, lives with her mother and her two brothers and said they were worried that toxic chemicals could be released when investigators enter the home.

"I'm afraid they might open it up and it (poison) might go into the air and hurt someone," Latch said.

Latch said Curtis lived with a woman and a teenage boy when he first moved in, but they appeared to have moved out.

Matthew Latch, Kayla's brother, said he would sometimes hear Curtis playing his guitar outside the house late at night.

The Latches said he sometimes would be out all night, then stay home all day and not come out again until nightfall. He also would be away from the home over an entire weekend, they said.

Kayla Latch said she slept in the living room Wednesday night.

"I'm still a little scared because my room is right next to his house," Latch said. "I didn't even sleep in my bed."

Latch's mother, Melissa Strickland, two men who identified themselves as being with the FBI came to her house Thursday and asked about the man next door. She said they never identified Curtis by name.

"They asked me if I saw a lot of people coming and going from his house," she said. "I told them, "No."

Ricky Curtis, who said he was Kevin Curtis' cousin, said the family was shocked by the news of the arrest. He described his cousin as a "super entertainer" who impersonated Elvis and numerous other singers.

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