A man suspected of robbing the Grey Wolf Casino near Missoula has been arrested and will appear in court today, Feb. 7.

In the original robbery, a male suspect entered the Grey Wolf Casino at 1:30 in the morning on May 7, 2011 and demanded cash from the cashier at gun point. The thief escaped with $9,000.

Missoula County Sheriff's deputy Kenny White followed new information which led to the arrest of 31-year-old David Whaley of Polson.

A search warrant allowed investigators to locate a pistol that is believed to have been used in the robbery as well as a "dark colored vehicle" that matches the description given by a casino security guard.

Jason Johnson:

According to Missoula County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer, Jason Johnson, the car and the pistol were key to the arrest. Whaley will appear in court on Feb. 7 at 2:30. He is charged with robbery.