Wanted former Manatee Sheriff deputy arrested in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska. - A former Manatee County sheriff deputy is in the custody of the FBI Saturday morning after being on the run for 20 years.

Joseph Keenan May, 60, was arrested Friday in the early morning. He was wanted on charges of capital sexual battery that allegedly happened in Bradenton, Florida back in 1991.

May was able to flee from the state and flee to Alaska where he had been living under the identity of a dead stepbrother, Michael Camp.

Camp had passed away as a teenager in Pennsylvania during the 1970s.

May currently faces charges of unlawful use of social security number as he had used Camp's information to get an Alaska drivers license and file for unemployment in 2013. He also faces charges of aggravated identity theft.

Those charges alone could land May in federal prison for up to 12 years in Alaska. He could face the death penalty once extradited back to Florida.

It is unclear if, or when May will be extradited back to Florida.

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