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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Dan Nichols the Notorious 'Mountain Man' who fled from drug charges turns himself in to Montana police after months-long search

Police arrested notorious 'mountain man' Dan Nichols Tuesday on drug charges following a months-long search that came nearly three decades after he and his father kidnapped a world-class athlete.

Nichols was taken into custody after phoning the U.S. Marshals Service and saying he would be in the Walmart parking lot in Butte between 2pm and 3pm.

Nichols showed up as promised in a 1982 red Honda Prelude with Bozeman license plates and was arrested without incident, Walsh said.

'He basically turned himself in,' Butte-Silver Bow Sheriff John Walsh said.

The sheriff said he did not know why Nichols called marshals.

Nichols failed to appear in court in March on charges of drug possession and intent to distribute during a rock concert last August in Three Forks, and Jefferson County officials issued a warrant for his arrest. Read More