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New charges for suspect arrested in Woodland Park

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Daniel Nations is being held in the Teller Co jail on a weapons charge. Daniel Nations is being held in the Teller Co jail on a weapons charge.
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New charges have been filed against a man arrested in Woodland Park Monday who was jailed for felony possession of a firearm by a previous offender. Daniel Nations, 32, has since been charged in El Paso County for Felony Menacing and Reckless Endangerment.

News 5 has also learned that authorities in Indiana are also working with local law enforcement to see whether he could be a suspect in a double murder of two teenage girls that occurred back in February.

Nations was stopped for having a broken tail light on Monday afternoon in Woodland Park. In the probable cause affidavit, Officer Timothy Bradly told the court that he recognized the car Nations was riding in as matching a description given for the suspected menacing case from El Paso County.  During the traffic stop, officers recovered a .22 caliber rifle in the trunk which Nations said belonged to his wife. 

He is a registered sex offender and has open warrants out of Indiana for failing to register as a sex offender, marijuana possession and driving without a license. His wife Katelyn and two children were also in the car.

Court records show that Nations was convicted of indecent exposure in South Carolina back in 2008 and again for public indecency in Bartholomew County, Indiana in 2015.  Nations has been charged multiple times with domestic violence. He was convicted in 2012 on a felony charge of Habitual Drunk Driving in South Carolina.

Posts on social media about the menacing incident suggested that, in late August, a man charged at people along Mount Herman Road with a hatchet.  When questioned by the Woodland Park police about about the menacing incidents, Nations admitted to owning a hatchet but denied threatening anyone with it saying "we're not that kind of people."

He complained that someone ran their vehicle off the road but added that he only shook his fist at them and did not have the hatchet in his hand. The menacing incidents reportedly happened near the same area where bicyclists Tim Watkins was shot and killed earlier this month.

Detectives with the El Paso County Sheriffs Office also interviewed Nations. However, they have made no public connection between him and the Tim Watkins homicide investigation. The new arrest warrant remains sealed.

Nation's bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety. He is still being held in the Teller County Jail.

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