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Court delay in filing charges against menacing suspect

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Daniel Nations is being held in the El Paso County jail for felony menacing and reckless endangerment. Daniel Nations is being held in the El Paso County jail for felony menacing and reckless endangerment.
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Daniel Nations was in court Thursday for a hearing to update filing charges and address other issues in the case.

Nations was arrested after reports of a man with a hatchet threatening people in the Mount Herman and Monument area. He has been formally charged with felony menacing in El Paso County as well as with weapons charges in Teller County where he was initially arrested.

Nations was stopped in Woodland Park for having a broken tail light on Sept. 25. Officers said his car matched a description for the menacing case in El Paso County.

In today's court hearing we learned that clerical issues are preventing the court from filing the remainder of the charges against him in El Paso County. He is due in court again next Wednesday, November 1 to file the remaining charges and discuss a request for a bond reduction.

When Nations was stopped in Teller County, police said he admitted to having a hatchet and to purchasing a .22 caliber rifle that was found in the trunk of his car.

The menacing incidents reportedly happened near the same area where bicyclist Tim Watkins was shot and killed in mid-September.

Detectives with the El Paso County Sheriffs Office said they have made no public connection between Nations and the Tim Watkins homicide investigation. Indiana State Police also questioned Nations in a double murder case involving two teenage girls.

They left without any public indication that he was linked to the case. Nations is a registered sex offender and has open warrants out of Indiana for failure to register, marijuana possession, and driving without a license.

His preliminary hearing in El Paso County will take place in late November. 

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