Manatee County Sheriff’s Office detectives charged a 50-year-old man with armed robbery Wednesday after he robbed an ex-cellmate from the jail, according to an arrest warrant.
Everett Rickie Mays was arrested at his residence by deputies after he robbed a 61-year-old man of his wallet containing about $280 in cash.
The victim told deputies he fell asleep on a couch and he woke to find Mays sticking an unknown object, possibly a gun in his eye.
May placed his forearm across the man’s neck and pinned him to the couch, according to the warrant filed by Detective Kumiko Carter.
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The man was able to identify May from a photo pack.
Mays’ prior record included uttering and grand theft auto, according to the Department of Corrections website.
As of Wednesday night, May remained in jail on a $100,000 bail.