Posted: Apr 18, 2012 12:43 PM
Updated: Apr 19, 2012 10:45 AM
The U.S. Marshals Service has issued a BOLO Alert for one of the men involved in a father-son team who were dubbed the "Mountain Men" and is now wanted for failing to appear in court on drug charges.
Dan Nichols, 47, is wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service's Montana Violent Offender Task Force on a felony warrant for possession with intent to distribute and distribution of marijuana. Nichols was scheduled to appear for trial in Jefferson County last month for drug charges stemming from his arrest at the Rockin' the Rivers concert last August.
A no bond warrant was issued for Nichols' arrest after he didn't show up in Jefferson County for trial on Wednesday, March 21.
The alert from the U.S. Marshals Service notes that Nichols has a history of kidnapping and assault. He and his father, Don, were dubbed the "Mountain Men" after abducting an Olympic athlete near Big Sky in 1984 and holding her hostage in the wilderness.
Dan Nichols is described as a white male, 5' 11" tall, weighing 160 pounds with blue eyes and blond hair. He has a tattoo on his left forearm of a wolf with an orange sun.
Anyone with information on Nichols is asked to contact the U.S. Marshals Service at (406) 247-7030 or your local law enforcement agency.