Five people have been charged with allegedly helping a man escape from Bozeman police after he was arrested on suspicion of attempted rape.
The felony obstruction of justice charges were filed Monday.
The allegations stem from the Feb. 1 escape of 28-year-old Kevin Anthony Briggs. He was arrested in Portland, Ore., after a three-week regional manhunt.
Prosecutors allege after Briggs' escaped the Law and Justice Center he went to the nearby apartment of Tristan Anacker and Andrew Kranker. Charging documents say Cedric Standish-Codding cut off Briggs' handcuffs and leg restraints, gave him a coat and $23.
Prosecutors say Sherry Jackson threw the restraints in a dumpster and monitored news coverage of the escape and that William Michael Smith gave Briggs a ride to Missoula.
None of the five have entered pleas.