CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (CBS4) – The man charged with terrorizing Colorado hikers and bikers appeared in court on Monday.

Daniel Nations (credit Teller County)

Investigators allege Daniel Nations threatened people with a hatchet on the Mount Herman Trail near Monument last month. Nations is now charged with assault and trespassing in El Paso Count Court.

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The case gained national attention after detectives from Indiana called Nations a person of interest in the double murder of two young girls.

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Monday’s court appearance was in Teller County Court and it was on a weapons charge. Nations is now scheduled to have a preliminary hearing in that case on Nov. 6. Court dates have not been set in the El Paso County case.