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'Mountain man' Nichols gets 4 years on drug charge

'Mountain man' Nichols gets 4 years on drug charge

MISSOULA — A man who gained infamy when he and his father kidnapped an elite athlete in the 1980s was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison and three years of supervised probation for a federal drug case.

January 17, 2013 10:27 amLoading…
'Mountain man' makes drug conspiracy plea deal

'Mountain man' makes drug conspiracy plea deal

HELENA — The younger half of the father-and-son duo convicted of kidnapping a biathlete in the 1980s to be his mountain bride is facing possible prison time again after making a plea deal with prosecutors over federal drug charges.

September 13, 2012 3:27 pm Photos

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'Mountain man' Nichols pleads not guilty to federal drug charges

'Mountain man' Nichols pleads not guilty to federal drug charges

MISSOULA — A self-described mountain man who with his father kidnapped an elite athlete in 1984 so he could have a “wife” pleaded not guilty to drug charges Thursday in federal court in Missoula.

May 24, 2012 10:58 amLoading…
'Mountain man' Dan Nichols arrested at Butte Walmart

'Mountain man' Dan Nichols arrested at Butte Walmart

BUTTE — The fugitive known as the “mountain man” was caught Tuesday afternoon in the Butte Walmart parking lot.

May 22, 2012 5:07 pmLoading…

Montana Chapter NFF announces scholar-athlete awards

HELENA — The Montana Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame has announced the 2012 winners of its scholar-athlete awards.

April 27, 2012 3:35 pmLoading…

Swenson says 'mountain man' still a threat

HELENA — A woman abducted in the 1980s by self-styled mountain men says in a letter that Don Nichols and his son are "crazy misfits" and argues the 81-year-old Nichols should not be paroled at a Friday hearing.

April 25, 2012 12:36 pmLoading…
Federal arrest warrant issued for Nichols, youngest of Mountain Men

Federal arrest warrant issued for Nichols, youngest of Mountain Men

The U.S. Marshals' Montana Violent Offender Task Force is searching for Dan Nichols, one of the infamous Mountain Men who gained notoriety in the early 1980s for kidnapping an Olympic athlete and holding her hostage, after receiving on Wednesday morning a federal warrant accusing him of nume…

April 18, 2012 1:44 pmLoading…

Trial set for so-called Mountain Man in drug case

BUTTE - One of the self-described "mountain men" who abducted a former world-class biathlete in 1984 faces trial in March on felony drug charges.

December 29, 2011 8:41 amLoading…

Man who abducted biathlete in '84 posts bail on drug charges

BOULDER — One of the self-described "mountain men" convicted of abducting former world-class biathlete Kari Swenson in Montana in 1984 has been released from jail on unrelated drug charges.

September 15, 2011 6:17 amLoading…

'Mountain Man' denies several drug charges

BOZEMAN - One of the self-described "mountain men" who abducted former world-class biathlete Kari Swenson in Montana in 1984 has pleaded not guilty to several drug charges.

August 24, 2011 11:06 pmLoading…

Man involved in 'Mountain Men' kidnapping case arrested

BOULDER — One half of the notorious Montana "mountain men," who abducted former biathlete Kari Swenson in 1984, is back behind bars on drug charges.

August 18, 2011 9:30 pmLoading…

Longtime District Court Judge Frank Davis dies at 89 in Dillon

BUTTE — Frank Davis, a Dillon judge who presided over several of the state's most prominent cases of the last three decades, has died. He was 89.

January 05, 2011 6:07 amLoading…

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