Formal arraignment set for James Nipp

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CARTER CO., OK -- The man who may be connected to the disappearance of two Carter County residents appeared in Love County Court Monday.

James Conn Nipp was in court for endangering others while eluding police and assault with a dangerous weapon for an incident in January.

Investigators say Nipp was the last person to see Molly Miller and Colt Haynes last July when he led police on a chase with Miller and Haynes in the car.

Monday Nipp waived his right to a preliminary hearing in court and a formal arraignment has been set for April 22nd.

Carter County DA Craig Ladd said, "Well the preliminary hearing is a probable cause hearing and the burden of proof on the state of Oklahoma today would've been to have established probable cause to believe that Conn Nipp was guilty of the crimes alleged and he gave up that right to have a preliminary hearing on that."

Nipp also has a preliminary hearing at the Carter County Courthouse this Thursday for another high speed chase in which he's accused of being involved.