Photo: Dylan Colby Nichols Dobbs
The Madera County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man for human trafficking –
“On 7/28/2020, MCSO Detectives arrested 27-year-old Madera Ranchos resident Dylan Colby Nichols Dobbs after an investigation involving his abuse, coercion, and sex trafficking of a 22-year-old woman. He has been booked into Madera County Department of Corrections and held on $1,025,000 bail for the following charges:
PC 236.1(a) Human Trafficking, felony
PC 30305(a) Possess Ammunition by Prohibited Person, felony
PC 368(d) Financial Elder Abuse, felony
PC 487 Grand Theft, felony
Dobbs is also being held on probation violations.
Dobbs has been using social media to contact and befriend potential victims. We believe he has been sex trafficking several women and girls in the San Francisco Bay and Las Vegas areas and controlling them through coercion, threats, and violence.
We are asking anyone who may have information regarding additional victims to please call our office at (559) 675-7770. Tips may also be emailed to MCSOTip@maderacountycom. Anonymous tips may be made through Valley Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP (7867), or by texting “Tip MaderaSO” followed by your message to 888777.
The Investigative Services Unit at CHP – Central Division is also charging Dobbs with the unrelated shooting that occurred on Highway 41 earlier this week. For inquiries regarding that incident, please contact Sergeant Pennings at 559-277-7250.