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Okla. man allegedly connected to the case of two missing people involved in high-speed chase; Now back in jail

NIPP, JAMES CONN

LOVE COUNTY, Okla. – A Texoma man police believe is connected to the case of two missing people from Wilson is back in jail tonight.

OHP troopers say James Conn Nipp led them on another high-speed chase through northern Love County on Monday night.

“The trooper was noticing that speeds were naturally high about double the speed limit for that road and that the truck was traveling in oncoming traffic,” said Captain Ronnie Hampton.

Hampton says the chase which began on Oswalt Road, eventually ended on Long Hollow Road.

“The path that it took once it got to the end of long hollow, was very similar to the travel paths taken by the vehicle involved in the July 7th pursuit that Wilson police generated,” said Hampton.

Nipp was arrested earlier this month in connection with that chase.

Police believe 17-year old Molly Miller and 21-year old Colt Haynes were also in the car during that chase.

Nipp got away that night and Miller and Haynes haven’t been seen since.

“At this time he’s in jail and that’s all I can really tell you,” said Love County Sheriff Joe Russell. “He made an appearance in court today and they set a bond on him.”

Tuesday afternoon, Nipp appeared before a judge at the Love County courthouse.

Cases were filed of endangering others while eluding a police officer and assault with a dangerous weapon.

The Love County court clerk’s office says the bond was set at $25,000 for both cases.

As far as motive goes for Nipp’s recent behavior, Sheriff Russell–who is also Nipp’s cousin– says he has no idea.

Nipp is scheduled to appear at the Love County courthouse on February 27.

He is also scheduled to appear in court in Carter County on February 18 for charges against him in connection with the July 7th chase.

To read about the original story about James Conn Nipp click here.