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Colt and a friend, Molly Miller, disappeared from Wilson, Oklahoma on July 8, 2013. On the evening of July 7, they were riding in a 2012 Honda Accord driven by 21-year-old James Conn Nipp. A photo of Nipp is posted below this case summary; he is frequently known by his middle name. They were driving recklessly and throwing rocks at marked police cars. At 10:30 p.m., when a police car attempted to pull them over, the vehicle sped off and a chase resulted. The Honda, which reached speeds of up to 120 miles per hour, went over the county line into Love County and that county officers joined the pursuit, but eventually the police lost them in the vicinity of Long Hollow Road, which is a dead-end road.
Molly dialed 911 at 12:47 a.m. The call lasted only five seconds and Molly didn't say anything. The dispatcher called her back immediately, but no one picked up. Colt's friends stated he called them during the early morning hours and asked for help, saying he was lying in a creek bed and he had a broken ankle and was coughing up blood. He thought he was between between Long Hollow and Pike Roads. His friends drove up and down the roads, honking their horns while talking to Colt on the phone, but he said he couldn't hear their honks and yells. Molly also made several calls to family and friends during the early morning hours, saying she was in a field and asking someone to come and get her. Molly and Colt have never been heard from again. On July 22, the Honda Accord was found wrecked in a field near where the police pursuit had ended. It had over $18,000 worth of damage.
In January 2014, arrest warrants were issued for Nipp and his girlfriend, Sabrina Graham, who owned the Honda. A photo of Graham is posted below this case summary. She had told police Nipp had stolen it, but later admitted she had given permission to borrow it. She was charged with filing a false insurance claim. After Nipp turned himself in, he told authorities he had "no idea" where Molly and Colt were. He was convicted of endangering others while eluding a police officer and sentenced to ten years in prison followed by ten years of probation, but investigators have never been able to prove he had a hand in Molly and Colt's disappearances. He has a criminal record for marijuana possession and claims he began smoking marijuana as a child and was a heavy user by mid-adolescence. Haynes also has a record; in 2011 he was charged with endeavoring to manufacture methamphetamine, and admitted to using methamphetamine and marijuana. He was allowed into a deferred sentencing program, but his probation officer asked that he be returned to court because he had made no progress in the program and he continued to associate with known criminals. A bench warrant was issued for his arrest on July 18, but by then he had disappeared.
Colt left behind an infant son. Foul play is suspected in his and Molly's disappearances. A private investigator hired by Molly's family believes the pair were shot and killed after a fight. Both cases remain unsolved.
Left: James Conn Nipp;
Right: Sabrina Graham
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
Carter County Sheriff's Office