Chowchilla teen arrested for domestic violence, false imprisonment
A young man has been arrested for multiple felonies in Chowchilla on Tuesday, September 8. According to the Madera County Department of Corrections, Nicholas Kyle Ray Brand, 18, was apprehended by the Chowchilla Police for domestic violence charges of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or co-habitant, along with threatening with intent to terrorize, assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, dissuading or preventing a witness or victim from testifying, and violating probation.
Brand’s probationary status stems from an arrest made in December last year, just 10 days after his 18th birthday. Chowchilla Police found him at 7:30 in the evening at Veteran’s Memorial Park at Robertson and 6th Street. He was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and had made threats of violence. He resisted arrest, and struck one of the officers as he was taken into custody. He was booked at the Madera County Jail on charges of disorderly conduct/public intoxication, battery on an officer, criminal threats, and resisting or obstructing an officer.
In his latest arrest, bail was set at $105,000 for the felony charges, but he is being held without bail due to the probation violations. The name of the victim of the domestic assault was not released per law enforcement protocols to protect the privacy of victims of domestic abuse. Brand is listed as currently unemployed, according to the booking report.