By Justin Franz, 3-19-12
DNA evidence in a national database led to the arrest of Timothy House, 27, of Whitefish this past weekend for sexual intercourse without consent stemming from an incident that occurred in the summer of 2007.
According to a press release from the Whitefish Police Department, House was a suspect in a 2007 incident in Whitefish, but there was never enough evidence to arrest him. However, DNA was gathered from the victim at the time and entered into a national database by the Montana State Crime Lab. When House became a suspect in a case and another DNA sample was submitted to the crime lab, it matched the 2007 sample and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
House had recently returned to Flathead County after leaving Conrad, where he had been arrested for another sex crime. One of the conditions of his release was that he had to submit to a breath test twice a day. When he arrived for his test on Friday evening he was arrested on site.
Along with the charges in Conrad and Whitefish, House is also a suspect in another Flathead County case. He is currently being held in Flathead County jail on $100,000 bond.
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