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FBI: Fugitive sex offender remains loose, may be hiding in California

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A convicted felon and registered sex offender wanted for alleged assaults remained on the loose Friday and may be hiding in Southern California on his way to Mexico, federal authorities warned.

Kevin Anthony Briggs was arrested in Bozeman, Mont., on Feb. 1 on suspicion of assaulting a woman and a police officer but escaped, the FBI said.

At the time, Briggs was on probation for illegal sexual intercourse, kidnapping and burglary. He was a college student studying chemical engineering.

Briggs is wanted on state charges of aggravated assault, attempted sexual intercourse without consent, assault on a police officer and escape, officials said in an advisory issued Friday morning. Briggs is also wanted on federal charges of "unlawful flight to avoid prosecution," the FBI said in a statement.

Authorities believe Briggs traveled to the Bay Area this month from out of state and may be heading south to Mexico. Briggs has a violent criminal history and should be considered "armed, dangerous or possibly suicidal,” the advisory said.

Briggs is described as white, about 5 feet, 6 inches tall, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Authorities said he has multiple tattoos and a piercing on his bottom lip.

Briggs has given different birth dates on arrest forms and is either 24 or 28, the FBI said. 

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the location and arrest of Briggs. Authorities are urging anyone with information about Briggs to refrain from approaching him and call 911.

To contact the FBI, call (858) 320-1800.  

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