- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A Bozeman man who pleaded guilty to cutting the shackles off an escaped assault suspect has been sentenced to five years in prison.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1vvcnDd) District Judge John Brown sentenced 22-year-old Cedric Standish-Codding to 10 years in prison with five suspended for obstructing justice and for violating a deferred sentence in a burglary and theft case by drinking alcohol, using marijuana and being convicted of negligent endangerment.

Standish-Codding was one of five people charged with aiding Kevin Briggs, who walked out of a Bozeman police interview room after being arrested on Feb. 2 on suspicion of assaulting and trying to rape a woman.

Prosecutors allege Standish-Codding knew about the assault charge and still gave Briggs $23 and a hooded coat.

Briggs was arrested in Portland, Oregon, on Feb. 20. He faces trial in February 2015.


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

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