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

According to the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office, Mitchell Scott Patterson has an active $100,000 warrant for his arrest for continually engaging in sexual intercourse with a 12-year-old child.

Patterson has ties to Great Falls and Bozeman; Montana; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Oakes, North Dakota. Suspect is shown below; note the tattoo.

Patterson is known to drive a 2002 Gold Ford Taurus with moderate front end damage, similar to the one shown. This vehicle is known to bear Montana license plate 222831B.

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.