The Manatee County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday released the wanted poster for former deputy Joseph K. May after he skipped town rather than face trial for a capital sexual battery charge.
The FBI early Friday arrested May, now 60, at his home in Eagle River, Alaska. May had been the subject of a federal warrant charging unlawful flight to avoid prosecution since 1993, according to a news release.
He also was arrested on identify theft charges, after authorities said he assumed the identify of his stepbrother, who died in the 1970s in his teens in Pennsylvania.
The sheriff's office said it was unknown when May might be returned to Manatee County to face the capital sexual battery charge related to the rape of a 6-year-old child. He had been set to stand trial in March 1991, but he fled after posting a $5,000 bond in October 1990.
The attacks on the child reportedly took place before May joined the sheriff's office.