New judge assigned in Bozeman escaped inmate case

2014-03-27T09:26:00Z 2014-08-21T14:39:07Z New judge assigned in Bozeman escaped inmate caseThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 27, 2014 9:26 am  • 

BOZEMAN — A new judge has been assigned in a case involving an attempted rape suspect who escaped from the Gallatin County Law & Justice Center on Feb. 1 and eluded capture for three weeks.

Officials announced Wednesday that Gallatin County District Judge Mike Salvagni will preside over 28-year-old Kevin Briggs' case.

Gallatin County Attorney Marty Lambert on Tuesday asked for a new judge but declined to say why.

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.

Briggs is being held in the Gallatin County jail on $1 million bail.

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