Report: Intoxicated Ky. man tried to dig up dad's grave

Published: Aug. 18, 2015 at 7:26 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 25, 2015 at 3:26 PM EDT
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LINCOLN COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - A man was arrested after deputies said he tried to dig up his late father's grave in order to argue with him, according to a report.

Michael May, 44, was arrested after digging up the grave of his father at the Pilot Baptist Cemetery near Stanford, in Lincoln County, on Monday night, deputies told Lexington television station WLEX.

May told the arresting deputies his dad died about 30 years ago.

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The cemetery registry lists 13 people with the last name of May buried at that location. Willis Green May was the only one who died around 30 years ago -- on Nov. 23, 1983 -- but it's not clear if he was Michael May's father.

A man named Eugene May was the last person ever buried at Pilot Baptist, in 2002.

Michael May, who investigators said was intoxicated, was charged with violating a grave, public intoxication and possession of marijuana.

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