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FBI: Violent fugitive from Montana may be in Oregon, at homeless shelters

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A registered sex offender who is a fugitive from Montana may be staying at local homeless shelters.

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

Briggs was last seen Feb. 1 in Bozeman, MT. A woman called police to report an attempted sexual assault. She said her attacker attempted to strangle her before he left.

Police located Briggs and said he resisted arrest by hitting an officer in the face. He was transferred to the Law and Justice Center in Bozeman but escaped custody, according to the FBI.

He was already on probation for convictions in 2004 on charges of sexual intercourse without consent, aggravated kidnapping, escape and burglary in Montana.

The FBI believes Briggs bought a one-way bus tickets from Missoula, MT, to Spokane, WA, on the night of Feb. 1. From there, investigators believe he may have traveled through Washington, Oregon, California or Mexico.

He may be staying in homeless shelters while earning money to travel.

Briggs is a white man, 5'5" to 5'7" and 120 to 150 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. Investigators said he may try to alter his appearance by growing out his hair and beard and dying his hair black.

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

He is known to have used the aliases Kevin Bacon, Aimee MacIntire, Timothy McCoy and James Zenon Meismer. The FBI says he also uses several dates of birth, three in January 1986 and one on April 30, 1989.

At the time of the alleged attack on Feb. 1, the FBI said he was enrolled in college studying chemical engineering. He has previously worked at a hotel and for a landscaping company.

The FBI said Briggs is considered armed and dangerous and potentially suicidal with violent tendencies.

If you have any information about this case, you're asked to contact the FBI or the nearest American embassy or consulate. More information: http://www.fbi.gov/portland/contact-us/contact.

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