Christopher Anthony Brown was arrested in Oklahoma based on DNA evidence for the beating and rape of a 58 year female in White Center on March 6.
DNA leads to Oklahoma arrest of White Center rape suspect
$1,000,000 bail requested on suspect described as 'extreme danger to the community'
According to the King County Sheriff, police in Oklahoma have arrested a 25 year old male for the March rape of a 58 year old female in the White Center area. Christopher Anthony Brown was named in the charging documents filed by King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg.
The case was solved when the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab developed a DNA profile from evidence collected at the scene which matched the male. He had apparently been visiting King County from Oklahoma when the crime was committed.
The King County Prosecutor’s Office filed charges of Rape in the 1st degree and Assault in the 1st degree. An arrest warrant was issued and law enforcement in Oklahoma arrested him yesterday.
The charging documents state: "The victim was simply walking to a bus stop to go home at 11:30pm when the defendant grabbed her, strangled her almost to unconsciousness, and then raped and beat on her for several minutes before leaving her for dead. The injuries suffered by the victim were severe and permanently disfiguring. This defendant is an extreme danger to the community.
The suspect will have to go through the extradition process before being returned to King County.