Heltonville Man Arrested On Burglary, Attempted Rape Charges

(BEDFORD) – Bedford Police arrested 47-year-old Jamison Beedie, of Heltonville, Thursday on a warrant issued by Lawrence Superior Court I.

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Beedie is facing charges of burglary a Class B felony, attempted rape, a Class B felony and attempted criminal deviate conduct, a Class B felony.
On July 6, 2005, at 10:20 p.m., Officers with the Bedford Police Department responded to a residential burglary in the 1600 block of 14th St. The female homeowner reported that she awoke to sounds of someone walking in her home. She looked from her bedroom doorway, down the stairs to the lower level of her home. She heard a male’s voice make sexual comments to her, at which time she screamed. The male fled the home, and the police were contacted. Beedie entered the home through an unlocked window. The homeowner told officers that she believed someone had been coming into her home uninvited throughout two months. She would find items out of place, and clothing drawers that were left open. One item that she discovered appeared to have bodily fluids on it. That item was submitted for testing to the Indiana State Police in 2005, and a DNA profile was developed at the time. In 2006 it was learned that the DNA profile, in this case, matched that of an unsolved rape case in Bloomington, IN.
It wasn’t until December 2018, when Jamison Beedie was arrested in Lawrence County, IN that his DNA was submitted into the Combined DNA Index System database. In earlier February, Bedford Detectives learned of the DNA match to Beedie. On February 8, Bedford and Bloomington Detectives interviewed Beedie. He was arrested that day by Bloomington police and has been housed in the Monroe County Jail since that time.
Thursday, after almost 14 years, Bedford Police went to the Monroe County Jail and arrested Beedie on the Lawrence County warrant. Beedie is currently still being housed in the Monroe County Jail.