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"Most wanted" FBI suspect may be traveling through Idaho; FBI adds reward for info on whereabouts

Kevin Anthony Briggs Photo: Image by FBI

"Most wanted" FBI suspect may be traveling through Idaho; FBI adds reward for info on whereabouts

By On Your Side newsroom. CREATED Feb 14, 2014 - UPDATED: Feb 19, 2014

UPDATE:

The FBI is now offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the location and arrest of Kevin Anthony Briggs.

Original story:

The Salt Lake City Division of the FBI is seeking assistance in apprehending Kevin Anthony Briggs, a fugitive from Montana.

Briggs, a convicted felon and registered sex offender, is 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. He has not been seen since that time.

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.

Caucasian with hazel eyes and brown hair, Briggs has used the aliases Kevin Bacon, Kevin Briggs, Kevin A. Briggs, Aimee MacIntire, Timothy McCoy, James Meismer, and James Zenon Meismer.

He is between 5'5" and 5'7" and weighs between 120 and 150 pounds.

Briggs has a sunburst tattoo around his right nipple, a tattoo in his armpit, and a tattoo on his lower lip. He has a double "snake bite" piercing on his bottom lip. He also has a bellybutton piercing and pierced ears.

Briggs previously worked at a hotel and as a laborer for a landscaping company. At the time of the incident, Briggs was a university student studying chemical engineering.

He should be considered armed and dangerous, suicidal, and a flight risk. Briggs has violent tendencies.

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.

Briggs may travel through Idaho to Washington state, Oregon, California, or Mexico. He may be staying in homeless shelters while earning money to travel.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should immediately call 9-1-1 or the FBI at 1-800-CALLFBI (225-5324).