MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- The suspect in the triple murder case in North Bend is fighting the extradition process.
Oen Nicholson, 30, made his first court appearance in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Friday.
The intake hearing began at 8:30 a.m. and was expected to go on into the afternoon.
Nicholson did not waive his right to an extradition hearing.
He has a criminal complaint filed against him in the Milwaukee County Circuit Court which states that he is a fugitive from justice.
The criminal complaint states: "The above-named defendant on Sunday, June 20, 2021, stands charged in the State of Oregon, with
the crimes of: 6 Counts of Murder in the First Degree, Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree, 2 Counts of Failure to Perform Duties of Driver to Injured Persons, and has fled from justice being a person within the County of Milwaukee, State of Wisconsin."
Court official Katryna Rhodes said she had looked at the criminal complaint.
"I've actually read this complaint and I find that it states probable cause," said Rhodes during the court hearing. "What I'm going to do now at this time is remand you into custody of the sheriff."
Public defender Sylvie Jaspen represented Nicholson in court on Friday.
"Commissioner, Mr. Nicholson did indicate he would like an extradition hearing," Jaspen said.
Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier responded to Nicholson's decision not to waive extradition back to Coos County.
In a statement, Frasier said: "My office is in the process for preparing the necessary documents to submit to the office of Governor Kate Brown requesting that the Governor issue a Governor's Warrant for the extradition of Mr. Nicholson."
Frasier said the process to extradite Nicholson could take several weeks if not months before it is completed.
Nicholson's extradition hearing is set for 8:30 a.m. on July 20 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The judge assigned to the case is Judge Glenn Yamahiro.