Man Held on $1 Million Bail for Alleged Kidnapping, Domestic Battery, and Violation of Protective Order
Above: Adrian Nieto booking photo | All photos courtesy of Hollister PD
A Hollister man is reportedly being held on $1 million bail for allegedly kidnapping and violently assaulting his ex-girlfriend, as well as violating a protective order.
On Tuesday, September 27, police began an investigation after a student at Hollister High School reported to the school resource officer that she’d been the victim of domestic violence by her ex-boyfriend — identified as 27-year-old Adrian Nieto — against whom she had an active protective order.
Nieto is accused of approaching the victim the day before, forcing her into his vehicle after brandishing a firearm, driving her to his home, and battering and strangling her. He also allegedly threatened to kill her family, police said.
On Wednesday, September 28, police intercepted Nieto as he was leaving his home and took him into custody after a short foot pursuit.
He was booked at the San Benito County jail on suspicion of kidnapping, robbery, brandishing a firearm, domestic violence, violation of a restraining order, and other charges. Investigators also searched Nieto’s home and seized a firearm matching the description provided by the victim, police said.