A 43-year-old registered violent offender is jailed on accusations he was living with an alleged victim who has a no-contact order against him.
Christopher Darold Banda faces felony charges of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and failure to register as a violent of sexual offender.
According to court documents filed Thursday, police investigated a reported domestic assault that occurred on Saturday at a home on Idaho Street in Helena. While interviewing those involved, police found Banda had been staying at the home, which was not the address where he was registered and also were the victim of a previous charge of partner or family member assault was living.
Police then went to the place on Wylie Drive in East Helena where Banda was registered and learned he hadn't been there since his release from jail in December, court documents state. A woman at the home told police Banda only stayed there three days before being kicked out. She said Banda had texted her asking her to lie about him living there, the documents note.
Authorities arrested Banda in August for allegedly selling meth and again in September on accusations he beat a woman nearly unconscious.
Banda is a registered violent offender stemming from a 2003 conviction for felony partner or family member assault.