Fugitive Sex Offender Caught in Oregon

The convicted felong and registered sex offender managed to escape custody in Montana in early February

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    Samia Khan
    Kevin Anthony Briggs, a convicted felon and registered sex offender who is wanted for assaulting a woman and police officer in Montana on Feb. 1, was captured Friday, Feb. 21, in Oregon, officials said.

    A convicted felon and registered sex offender was caught in Oregon Friday after the FBI warned he may have been headed to Southern California, officials said.

    Kevin Anthony Briggs, 28, was captured in Portland, Ore., about 6:45 p.m. according to the U.S. Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force

    Briggs was wanted for allegedly assaulting a female and a police officer in Bozeman, Montana.

    Briggs allegedly assaulted a woman on Feb. 1. After police located him, he allegedly resisted arrested and hit an officer in the face. He managed to escape custody and is believed to have traveled to Missoula, Montana later that evening, where he bought a one-way bus ticket to Spokane, Wash.

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    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.

    The FBI offered a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the location and arrest of Briggs.

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    Briggs has a sunburst tattoo around his right nipple, a nipple in his armpit, and a tattoo on his lower lip. He also has a double “snake bite” piercing on his bottom lip. Briggs also has a bellybutton piercing and pierced ears, according to information released by the FBI.

    He has used several aliases, including Kevin Bacon, Aimee MacIntire, Timothy McCoy, and James Meismer.

    Briggs previously worked at a hotel and as a laborer for a landscaping company.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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