UM student arrested for rape is same man charged in Bridger Bowl burglary


MISSOULA, Mont. - A man arrested for allegedly raping a University of Montana student is the same man charged with burglary in a Gallatin County case.

Timothy Schwartz, 18, was arrested late Tuesday afternoon after a female student reported she was raped in her dorm room in Jesse Hall early Monday morning.

Schwartz is being held in the Missoula County Detention Center on a sexual intercourse without consent charge and separate trespass charge.

Turns out Schwartz was arrested in December for another case in Gallatin County. Prosecutors say stolen merchandise was found in his UM dorm room. Court documents say Schwartz took cameras, avalanche transceivers, backpacks and ski gear from Grizzly Ridge and Round House Sports at Bridger Bowl.

University of Montana Vice President for Integrated Communications Peggy Kuhr said an admissions review committee met to discuss whether Schwartz would be allowed back on campus for the 2014 spring semester after the felony charge for the burglary.

Kuhr said the committee decided to allow Schwartz to remain a student but with special conditions. One of those conditions was he was not allowed in any dorm rooms or resident halls.

Schwartz was arrested by campus police for trespassing Tuesday, and was later questioned by the Missoula Police Department about the alleged rape. He was put in jail for both charges Tuesday afternoon.

The case is in Gallatin County is ongoing. For more on the Missoula case click here.

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