US Army Spc. William Colton Millay has been arrested on suspicion of espionage, the military announced yesterday. Millay, 22, was stationed in Alaska as part of the rear detachment of the 164th Military Police Company, or as they’re better known, the “Arctic Enforcers,” Reuters reports. He was arrested this weekend after a joint investigation by the FBI and Army Counterintelligence, and is expected to be charged under the Uniform Code of Military Justice sometime this week.
So far it’s not clear who Millay is accused of spying for—though an FBI spokesman did rule out WikiLeaks as a possibility. An attorney specializing in court-martials tells the Army Times that Millay may have had access to sensitive information as a military policeman, but that the case doesn’t appear to be as serious as Bradley Manning’s. Friends say they’re shocked by the accusations. “I just don’t see it,” one said, calling him “as loyal to his country as he is to his best friends." (Read more espionage stories.)