Fugitive Kevin Anthony Briggs In Custody

The FBI has informed KHQ that fugitive Kevin Anthony Briggs was arrested Friday evening in Portland, Oregon by a multi-agency law enforcement task force. 

The FBI says investigation by law enforcement and tips from the public helped them catch Briggs. 

Briggs will remain in custody in Oregon, pending his extradition back to Montana. 

Kevin Anthony Briggs, a convicted felon and registered sex offender, was wanted for his alleged involvement in the assaults of a female and a police officer in Bozeman, Montana.

On the morning of February 1, 2014, a woman called the Bozeman Police Department to report an assault, and said that her attacker had attempted to strangle her before he left. Shortly thereafter police located Briggs, at which time he allegedly resisted arrest and hit an officer in the face. Upon transfer to the Law and Justice Center in Bozeman, Briggs escaped custody.

Late in the evening on February 1, 2014, Briggs is believed to have traveled to Missoula, Montana, where he bought a one-way bus ticket to Spokane, Washington.

On February 7, 2014, a federal unlawful flight to avoid prosecution warrant was obtained in the United States District Court for the District of Montana, Missoula, Montana, based on the state charges of aggravated assault, attempted sexual intercourse without consent, assault on a peace officer, and escape.

At the time of the incident, Briggs was on probation for previous convictions (in 2004) of sexual intercourse without consent, aggravated kidnapping, escape, and burglary in Lewis and Clark County, Montana.

He was finally arrested Friday evening in Portland, Oregon. 

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