Fugitive Sex Offender Arrested in Portland

The FBI said the convicted felon and registered sex offender may have been staying in homeless shelters while earning money to travel

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    Samia Khan
    The FBI is looking for 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. Based on their investigation, the FBI believes he is headed toward Southern California and possibly Mexico.

    A convicted felon and registered sex offender that the FBI thought could have been hiding out in Southern California was arrested in Portland Friday, FBI officials confirmed.

    Kevin Anthony Briggs was wanted for allegedly assaulting a female and a police officer in Bozeman, Mont. He was last seen in Northern California and information obtained by the FBI indicated he may have been traveling south toward Mexico.

    Tips from the public helped law enforcement locate Briggs in Oregon, where his is awaiting possible extradition back to Montana.

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

    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 was offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the location and arrest of Briggs.

    He was described as having brown hair and hazel eyes, 5 foot 5 inches to 5 foot 7 inches, weighing 120 to 150 pounds.

    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 belly button 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. He is used multiple dates of birth, and is either 28 or 24 years old based on those dates used.

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

    According to the FBI’s website, Briggs may be staying in homeless shelters while earning money to travel. He should be considered armed and dangerous, suicidal, and a flight risk, as Briggs has violent tendencies.