Photo: Nathaniel Hollins
The night of June 20, 2020, a carjacking in the area of Avenue 384 and Road 48 in Kingsburg was
reported to Tulare County Sheriff’s Deputies.
The two victims reported a man in a BMW sedan crashed into them and ran off, only to return a short time later, physically assault them and take off in their car.
The suspect was found in the victims’ car about 10 minutes later at a gas station in Dinuba. Deputies
used their vehicles to create a perimeter, attempting to prevent the suspect from leaving.
They tried coaxing the suspect to surrender but he refused. Not even a deployed pepper ball convinced the suspect to exit the vehicle.
As deputies continued their efforts to negotiate with the suspect, he hit the gas, striking a Tulare County Sheriff’s Patrol Unit by which a deputy was standing; the deputy was able to avoid injury.
The stolen car was disabled and the suspect, 36-year old Nathaniel Hollins of Fresno, was arrested.
Hollins could be charged with hit and run, unlawful driving or taking of a vehicle, receiving stolen
property less than $400, carjacking, assault with a deadly weapon, and assault upon a peace office or
As of the time of this writing, Hollins remains in custody at the Visalia Adult Pre-Trail
His bail is set at $150,000. Additionally, investigation confirmed the BMV Hollins used to
ram into the two victims was stolen from Fresno and Hollins was described as the suspect.
Photos from the TCSO