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February 19, 2014 at 12:07 PM

FBI now offering reward for armed Montana fugitive

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Kevin Anthony Briggs

The FBI is now offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the location and arrest of Kevin Anthony Briggs, a fugitive from Montana who may have fled to Washington.

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.

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 as 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 can contact their local FBI office. In Seattle, the number is 206-622-0460.

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