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February 14, 2014 at 9:41 PM

FBI: Armed Montana fugitive may be in Washington

Kevin Briggs, 28, is wanted by the FBI and may be traveling through Washington. (FBI)

Kevin Briggs, 28, is wanted by the FBI and may be traveling through Washington. (FBI)

A man who escaped custody in Montana after being arrested for his alleged involvement in assaults on a female and a police officer may be traveling through Washington, according to the FBI.

Kevin Anthony Briggs, 28, is wanted on state charges of aggravated assault, sexual intercourse without consent, assault on a peace officer and escape. On Feb. 1, Briggs escaped custody after being arrested for allegedly strangling a woman and hitting a Bozeman, Mont., police officer in the face. Authorities believe he may have traveled to Missoula, Mont., later that evening, where he bought a one-way bus ticket to Spokane. He has not been seen since that time.

Briggs is considered armed and dangerous, according to the FBI. At the time of the escape, he was on probation in Montana after previous convictions for sexual intercourse without consent, aggravated kidnapping, escape and burglary.

He is described a white male, 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-7-inches tall and 120-150 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He has a sunburst tattoo around his right nipple, a tattoo in his armpit and a tattoo on his lower lip. He has a double piercing on his bottom lip, and bellybutton and ear piercings. He may attempt to alter his appearance by growing out his hair and beard and dying his hair black. He was last seen wearing gray sweatpants, a dark-colored hooded jacket or parka, black shoes and a dark baseball cap. He may be staying in homeless shelters while earning money to travel to Oregon, California or Mexico.

Anyone with information is asked to call law enforcement immediately.

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