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Gallatin Co. Sheriff's Office seeking rape suspect

Posted at 12:19 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 14:19:32-04

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect in a Sexual Intercourse Without Consent investigation.

Mitchell Scott Patterson has an active $100,000 warrant for his arrest for maintaining an ongoing sexual relationship with a 12-year-old child. Patterson has ties to Great Falls and Bozeman; Montana; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Oakes, North Dakota. Suspect is pictured below.

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Patterson is known to drive a 2002 Gold Ford Taurus with moderate front-end damage. This vehicle is known to bear Montana license plate 222831B. An example of a similar vehicle is shown below:

If citizens locate Patterson or his vehicle, they should call 911 immediately. Do not approach him.

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office thanks the public for their cooperation in this matter.

Photos courtesy of Mitchell Patterson’s Facebook page.