Person of interest in Delphi murders appears in court

A person of interest in the murder of two young girls goes before a judge

COLORADO SPRINGS (CNN) - A person of interest in the murder of two young girls near an Indiana hiking trail went before a judge Monday. 

Investigators charged Daniel Nations with felony menacing after they say he threatened hikers with a hatchet on a trail in Colorado.

 Nations walked out of the elevator with multiple deputies around 8:55 for his first appearance in Teller County court after being arrested back in September for a weapons charge in Woodland Park.

 In the court room, Nations' attorney asked for a preliminary hearing which was granted for November 6 at 1:30pm.

Judge Lin Billings Vela also brought up outstanding warrants Nations holds in El Paso county. 

They include felony menacing with bond set at $10,000, first degree criminal trespassing with bond set at $2,000, and a misdemeanor case of failure to register with bond set at $1,000. 

Nations was charged with felony menacing and reckless endangerment for threatening people on an El Paso county trail with a hatchet. 

To make matters more complicated, bicyclist Tim Watkins was fatally shot on the same El Paso county trail around the same time Nations was allegedly threatening people. 

Daniel Nations is also currently a person of interest in the deaths of 13-year-old Abigail Williams and 14-year-old Liberty German, both from Indiana.

A court hearing is set for this Wednesday at 8:30am in El Paso county for those warrants. 

(This story was originally published on October 17, 2017)


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