DNA credited for robbery arrest

Posted: Monday, May 18, 2009

FAIRBANKS - Alaska State Troopers say DNA evidence helped them catch a 26-year-old suspect in the robbery of a Fairbanks area credit union.

Jonathan Millington-Walton of Fairbanks is charged with robbery and theft in connection with the June 2008 robbery of the Spirit of Alaska Federal Credit Union on Geist Road.

Authorities say a man wearing a tan balaclava, baseball cap and blue hooded sweat shirt held up the credit union and fled with several thousand dollars.

Police found the money at a campground along with a pistol and clothing worn by the robber.

According to authorities, the state crime detection laboratory matched the DNA on the clothing to Millington-Walton after he was charged this week with assaulting his girlfriend.

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