Manatee man arrested for robbing ex-cell mate

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.

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.