Posted: Apr 18, 2012 12:26 PM by US Marshals Service
Updated: Apr 18, 2012 3:16 PM
Dan Nichols is wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service's Montana Violent Offender Task Force based on a felony warrant charging him with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of marijuana.
Nichols has a criminal history of kidnapping and assault.
If you have information about Nichols, call the U.S. Marshals Service at (406) 247.7030 or your local law enforcement agency.
Name: Dan Nichols
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(March 23, 2012) Dan Nichols, who along with his father became notorious as "mountain men," is wanted by authorities after not appearing for trial this week in Jefferson County.
Nichols was scheduled to stand trial on Wednesday for drug charges after being taken into custody at the Rockin' In The Rivers concert in August, but he did not appear, according to Jefferson County Undersheriff Mike Johnson said.
A no-bond warrant was issued for his arrest earlier this month.
He also failed to appear for a pre-trial hearing earlier in the month on the charges, including a number of drug charges, resisting arrest, and tampering with evidence.
"We have had no contact with him," Johnson said.
Nichols and his father, Don, were dubbed the "mountain men" after abducting Olympic athlete Kari Swenson near Big Sky in 1984 and holding her hostage in the wilderness. The two wanted the woman to be Dan's bride and she was shot in the chest in the ordeal.
Dan's father, Don, is in the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge for the abduction and murder of one of the men who tried to rescue the woman. Don Nichols was denied parole in 2007, but he is scheduled for a parole hearing in April.
Dan was sentenced to 20 years for kidnapping and misdemeanor assault, and served six years in prison for the crime.