Suspect Strikes Patrol Car Attempting to Avoid Arrest, Fails

Suspect Strikes Patrol Car Attempting to Avoid Arrest, Fails
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.

scene of the incident

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
firefighter.

As of the time of this writing, Hollins remains in custody at the Visalia Adult Pre-Trail
Facility.

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

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