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Missing Florida Woman's Boyfriend Arrested in New York

Police recruit Kelly Rothwell, left, was last seen in Pinellas County, Fla., March 12. Police have named her live-in boyfriend, David Perry, right, a suspect in her disappearance.

Police recruit Kelly Rothwell, left, was last seen in Pinellas County, Fla., March 12. Police have named her live-in boyfriend, David Perry, right, a suspect in her disappearance.  (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)

ELMIRA, N.Y. -- Authorities in upstate New York say they have arrested a former prison guard whose police recruit girlfriend disappeared in Florida in March.

State police say troopers arrested 46-year-old David Perry, of Elmira, late Thursday night and charged him with three felony counts of insurance fraud and grand larceny. Trooper Mark O'Donnell tells The Associated Press that the charges stem from a worker's compensation case, but could offer no other details.

Authorities in Indian Rocks Beach, Fla., have been seeking to question Perry about the disappearance of 35-year-old Kelly Rothwell, a police academy recruit. The two were living in Rothwell's condo when she disappeared. Perry moved back to Elmira soon after.

He's being held without bail in Broome County Jail. It wasn't known if he had a lawyer.