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Man Denies Helping Briggs During Escape

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One of the five people accused of helping a convicted rapist after he walked out of the Law and Justice center in February pleaded not guilty in Gallatin County District court on Wednesday.

William Michael Smith is charged with obstructing justice as a felony. According to charging documents, Smith allegedly drove Kevin Anthony Briggs to Missoula after he escaped police custody on February 1. Missoula is where Briggs was caught on surveillance catching a bus the next morning to leave the state.

The other four of Briggs accomplices have also plead not guilty to obstructing justice and tampering with evidence charges.

Briggs remains behind bars on a $1 million bond.
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