A young Kentucky soldier serving in a military police battalion has been arrested on suspicion of espionage, an Army spokesman said.
Spc. William Colton Millay, 22, of Owensboro, Kentucky, was taken into custody Friday at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, according to Col. Bill Coppernoll, the public affairs officer at the base.
Millay was assigned to the 164th Military Police Company, 793rd Military Police Battalion, 2nd Engineer Brigade, known as the “Arctic Enforcers.” The unit was sent earlier this year to Afghanistan, but Millay did not deploy.
Millay has been under investigation by the FBI and Army Counterintelligence agents, Coppernoll said Tuesday.