UPDATED NEWS RELEASE Former police officer charged with witness tampering

For Immediate Release
April 8, 2016
CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. – Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement announce an additional charge of witness tampering against former Carrabelle PD Officer Glenn Darius Hampton May, 49, after an investigation showed he was communicating with the victim in his sexual battery case.  Agents believe he coached the victim by telling her what to say when interviewed by law enforcement. May is charged with first degree felony witness tampering, punishable by up to life in prison.
May was arrested in December 2015 and charged with sexual battery and child pornography.  He is being held in the Wakulla County Jail and the case is being prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, 2nd Judicial Circuit. 
FDLE arrests police officer for sexual battery
December 17, 2015
CARRABELLE, Fla. - The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, along with Carrabelle Police Department and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, arrested Glenn Darius Hampton May, 49, of Carrabelle, Fla. on one count of sexual battery on a child over 12 years old, but less than 18 years old, and four counts of possession of child pornography.  May is a police officer with Carrabelle PD.
FDLE Agents began investigating May in October at the request of the Carrabelle Police Chief  Gary Hunnings after he received an allegation about May having sex with an underage female. May has been on administrative leave since that time.
“I immediately contacted FDLE when I learned of this allegation,” said Carrabelle Police Chief Gary Hunnings.  “May’s actions are unacceptable and appalling for anyone, especially an officer of the law.  Now that an arrest has been made, I am moving swiftly to terminate May from our police department.”
May was arrested this morning at his home in Carrabelle and booked into the Franklin County Jail on a $200,000 bond.  The case will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, 2nd Judicial Circuit. 
For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Molly Best or Steve Arthur
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001