Bozeman Police say 5 people helped inmate escape; charges sought

2014-03-26T11:05:00Z 2014-08-21T14:39:07Z Bozeman Police say 5 people helped inmate escape; charges soughtThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 26, 2014 11:05 am  • 

BOZEMAN — Police in Bozeman are recommending charges be filed against five people suspected of helping an attempted rape suspect escape from the Gallatin County Law & Justice Center on Feb. 1 and elude capture for three weeks.

Gallatin County Attorney Marty Lambert said Bozeman police found evidence that five people helped 28-year-old Kevin Anthony Briggs while he was on the run for nearly three weeks before being arrested in Portland, Ore., on Feb. 21.

Lambert says the alleged accomplices could face charges of obstructing justice, while one could be charged with tampering with evidence.

Briggs pleaded not guilty Monday to attempted sexual intercourse without consent, aggravated assault, assault on a peace officer, escape and failing to register as a sex offender during the time he was on the run.

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