Kevin Anthony Briggs, Violent Fugitive Spotted in S.F., Has Been Captured
Remember this guy to your right? That's Kevin Anthony Briggs, the violent fugitive from Montana who we warned you about last week after federal authorities claimed he was spotted roaming the Bay Area.
Kevin Anthony Briggs
Now, the only place he's roaming is a jail cell. Briggs was reportedly captured in Portland, Oregon over the weekend.
Briggs, a convicted sex offender, was was arrested in Bozeman, Montana on Feb. 1, 2014 after allegedly trying to strangle and rape a woman. He then allegedly attacked a police officer as they were en route to jail. He somehow managed to escape and fled, according to press reports.
Authorities say Briggs, 28, bought a bus ticket from Missoula, Montana to Spokane, Washington. He was not seen again until he was spotted in San Francisco recently.
According to the Billings Gazette, authorities spotted Briggs on Friday at about 6:45 p.m. in Southeast Portland. He was a passenger in a van.
He's in Portland awaiting extradition to Montana.