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ISP investigating man arrested in Colorado for possible link to Delphi murders


WOODLAND PARK, Colo. -- A registered sex offender from Indiana, who was arrested in Colorado, could be a suspect in the murders of Liberty German and Abigail Williams in Delphi, Indiana.

Daniel Nations, 31, was arrested in Teller County, Colorado on Monday, following an investigation into a man who was threatening people with a hatchet.

He was arrested for being a felon in possession of a handgun.

Woodland Park Police located Nations' vehicle in the parking lot of the Woodland Park Pawn and Loan in Woodland Park Colorado just before 1 p.m. on Monday.

Police said the car's description matched that of a vehicle involved in an incident in the Mt. Herman area in El Paso County on August 23 and 24.

Police conducted a traffic stop and the driver was identified as Kaelyn Nations and the passenger was identified as Daniel Nations. Two children were also in the vehicle.

After conducting a check on the occupants of the vehicle, police said both Katelyn and Daniel Nations had non-extraditable warrants from other states.

Daniel confirmed to police he had a hatchet in the vehicle, but denied threatening anyone with it. He told police someone had run them off the road when they were in the mountains, but he only shook his fist at them and did not have the hatchet in his hand.

Detectives from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office responded and spoke with Daniel regarding the hatchet incident.

Police noted there was a Savage model 64 F semi-automatic 22-caliber rifle in the trunk of the Nations' vehicle.

Daniel was taken into custody for possession of a weapon by a previous offender due to his conviction for domestic violence in 2015.

In a statement, ISP said it is aware of Nations’ arrest, and are looking to see if he could be a suspect in the Delphi murders.

The Carroll County sheriff's department has been in contact with the Indiana State Police and the FBI after learning of the similarities between the case in Colorado where Daniel is a person of interest and the Delphi case, as well as Daniel's similarity to the police sketch.

Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby said he hopes this is the answer they've been hoping for.

"A combination of relief along with some added stress because obviously once we do take someone into custody, our job in essence from a sheriff office perspective begins because we're charged with taking custody and incarcerating that individual," Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby said.



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