Alaska Soldier Arrested on Suspicion of Espionage

Updated 11/2 @ 7:00am

An Alaska soldier has been arrested on suspicion of spying, the Anchorage Daily News is reporting. 22-year-old William C. Millay was arrested and booked in the Anchorage jail on Friday.  Millay is based at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson.  Millay is being held without bail.

Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman Eric Gonzalez says Millay was arrested after an investigation conducted by the FBI, and the Army military intelligence.  Gozalez says the case will be prosecuted through the military justice system.

Details on the investigation itself or the even the exact charges were not available.

According to a weekend story in The Army Times, Millay was a military policeman from Owensboro, Ky., and was assigned to the 164th Military Police Company.

Most members of that company are on a year deployment to Afghanistan that started in March.

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