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The FBI has offered a reward for up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of Kevin Anthony Briggs, a dangerous fugitive who escaped from custody in Montana earlier this month and may be in Washington state.
Briggs, 28, is a convicted felon and registered sex offender who is wanted on state charges for aggravated assault, attempted sexual intercourse without consent, assault on a peace officer, and escape.
Briggs was arrested in Bozeman, Montana on February 1 after a woman reported he had attacked her and attempted to strangle her. He allegedly resisted arrest and hit an officer in the face before he was subdued, but escaped as he was transferred to the jail.
Authorities believe Briggs traveled to Missoula, Mont., where he purchased a one-way bus ticket to Spokane, Wash. Information developed during the investigation suggests he could travel through Washington state or to Oregon, California, and/or Mexico.
Briggs is known to change his appearance and has used several aliases, including "Kevin Bacon," "Aimee MacIntire," "Timothy McCoy," and "James Zenon Meismer." He is a white male, 5'5 to 5'7 weighing 120 to 150 pounds. He has a sunburst tattoo around his right nipple, a tattoo in his armpit and a tattoo in his lower lip. He also has a double "snake bite" piercing on his bottom lip.
Briggs could be living at homeless shelters and may try to find work as a laborer to earn enough money to fund his flight from justice. At the time of his escape, he was a university student studying chemical engineering.
He should be considered armed and dangerous and may be suicidal.