Armed and dangerous Montana fugitive arrested in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A man who escaped from Montana police while being questioned about a reported sexual assault has been caught in Oregon.

The U.S. Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force announced that Kevin Anthony Briggs was arrested in Southeast Portland in the 4100 block of Woodward Street on Friday at 6:45 p.m. U.S. Marshals said they spotted Briggs as he left a house.

Marshals were assisted by Portland police and a police dog.

The 28-year-old Briggs was wanted for escaping from the Bozeman Police Department on Feb. 1 after being arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault, attempted sexual intercourse without consent and assault on a peace officer. The FBI added a federal charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

The search for Briggs spanned the Pacific Northwest as well as California.

The FBI originally believed Briggs bought a one-way ticket to Spokane following the incident and could be staying in homeless shelters while traveling through Washington..

Authorities say he was spotted about 6:45 p.m. Friday in a van and arrested without incident.