Bozeman rape suspect waives extradition from Oregon


BOZEMAN, Mont. - The Multnomah County Trial Court Administrators office confirmed Tuesday that 28-year-old Kevin Briggs waived extradition from Oregon. That means he will not fight returning to Montana to face four felony charges.

The next step is a hearing scheduled for March 11 at the Justice Center in Portland. That hearing is to discuss further proceedings regarding the status of Briggs' transport.

We are told if Briggs is still in Oregon at that time, he will need to appear. Bottom line, Montana now sets the schedule on when Briggs will return to Gallatin County.

NBC Montana got in touch with County Attorney Marty Lambert Tuesday afternoon. He tells us Gallatin County Sheriff's Office will handle the transport. Lambert says they have a private shuttle service in cases like this and that is what Briggs will be on, but could not say how soon that will be. He said it depends on when the shuttle will be traveling through the Portland area.

When Briggs returns to Montana he faces four felony charges including escape, aggravated assault, attempted sexual intercourse without consent and assault on a peace officer.