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Briggs appeal to Supreme Court denied

Posted at 2:48 PM, Oct 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-26 16:48:52-04

The State Supreme Court has denied an appeal filed by an inmate who walked away from the Gallatin County Detention Facility in 2014.

He was captured in Oregon a few weeks later and then returned to Montana.

Kevin Anthony Briggs was convicted on charges of aggravated assault, assault on a police officer and sexual assault, along with other charges. In his appeal, Briggs claimed among other things his counsel was ineffective and he was not granted a speedy trial.

The court ruled on Tuesday that Briggs and his attorney failed to prove those charges.

Briggs is serving a 33-year sentence at the state prison in Deer Lodge.

Story by Kevin Stanfield – MTN News