John McAfee Arrested in Guatemala
12/06/2012 AT 07:30 AM EST
McAfee, 67, was detained Wednesday at a hotel in Guatemala City and is accused of entering the country illegally, CBS News reports.
Hours before his arrest, McAfee told the Associated Press that he was formally requesting asylum in Guatemala because he was being persecuted in Belize over the fatal shooting of neighbor Gregory Faull.
Belize police consider McAfee a person of interest in that case. McAfee has denied any wrongdoing.
Photos released by the Guatemala National Civil Police on Wednesday appear to confirm McAfee's earlier claim to Wired that he had dyed his hair, eyebrows, beard, and mustache black to avoid detection.
Faull, an American whose body was discovered by a housekeeper on Nov. 10, filed a complaint this fall against McAfee for discharging firearms. Another suspect is already in custody in his murder.