- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A Bozeman woman found guilty of helping an attempted rape suspect who escaped custody has been given a deferred sentence with three years of probation.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1NRg2EH ) Wednesday’s sentencing allows 42-year-old Sherry Jackson to avoid prison if she is found to show good behavior over the next three years.

Jackson was accused of helping Kevin Briggs after he escaped from the Gallatin County Law and Justice Center in February 2014.

Briggs was in custody on suspicion that he had drugged, attacked and tried to rape a woman.

Briggs was caught weeks later in Oregon. A jury later found him guilty of four felonies and misdemeanor sexual assault. He is awaiting sentencing.

Several others have been sentenced in the case for helping Briggs.

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Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com

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