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4 have escaped Bozeman police in last decade

By Associated Press
Published On: Mar 20 2014 10:20:12 AM MDT
Updated On: Mar 20 2014 05:46:22 PM MDT
Kevin Briggs Interrogation room still
BOZEMAN, Mont. -

An attempted rape suspect who escaped from Bozeman police custody last month and eluded capture for nearly three weeks wasn't the first person to walk out of the Law & Justice Center while in custody.
    
A public records request showed 28-year-old Kevin Briggs' escape was the fourth from the center in the past decade.
    
Police have made several changes following Briggs' escape, including requiring a written tracking form that requires officer signatures when the responsibility for a suspect is transferred to another officer. A work station was installed in an observation room so officers can work while keeping an eye on the interview rooms.
    
Records show a suspect in a mail theft case walked out of the center in October 2004 and juveniles escaped in 2008 and 2011.