Fugitive ex-Manatee deputy arrested in Alaska - FOX 13 News

Fugitive ex-Manatee deputy arrested in Alaska

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MANATEE (FOX 13) - A bay area fugitive has been arrested by the FBI in Alaska.

The FBI found Joseph Keenan May, a former Manatee County deputy, at his home in Eagle River, Alaska. According to an indictment, May had been living under the identity of a stepbrother, Michael Camp, who died in the 1970s. May used Camp's name and number to apply for an Alaska's driver's license in 2009 and unemployment benefits in 2013.May pleaded not guilty to identity theft charges in Alaska.

May had been on the run since the early 1990's. was arrested in 1990 and accused of raping a 6-year-old girl. May fled the area before he could be tried on a charge of capital sexual battery.

There's no word if or when May will be extradited back to Florida. The sheriff's office is not commenting on May's case. Investigators plan to meet with the state attorney's office to determine how to proceed, since the case is so old.


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