Location: Avenue 384 and Road 48, Kingsburg

Incident Date: 6-20-20

Incident Time: 2215HRS

Case Number: 20-07731

Posted by: Media Relations

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Carjacking Suspect Slams Into TCSO Patrol Vehicle, Nearly Hitting Deputy


Around 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, Tulare County Sheriff's Deputies were called the area of Ave 384 and Rd 48 in Kingsburg for a carjacking. When they arrived, Deputies found two victims who said that a BMW sedan had crashed into them and the man behind the wheel ran off. Shortly after, that same man returned and physically assaulted the victims and forced them out of their car. The suspect then drove off in the victims’ car.

About 10 minutes later, Deputies found the victims’ car at a convenience store in Dinuba and stopped the suspect. Deputies tried to negotiate with him for 10 minutes, but he ignored all commands. Deputies also deployed a pepperball, but the suspect still failed to surrender or comply with instructions.

As the Deputies continued to try and negotiate with the suspect, he hit the gas and rammed the car into a Tulare County Sheriff’s Patrol Unit, nearly hitting a Deputy. The vehicle was ultimately disabled and the suspect, 36-year-old Nathaniel Hollins of Fresno, was taken into custody. He was booked into the Adult Pretrial Facility for Attempted Homicide on a Peace Officer and Carjacking.

Through further investigation, Detectives learned the BMW was reported stolen out of Fresno and Hollins had been identified as the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, (559) 733-6218 or 24 hours a day at (559) 733-6218. Information can also be left anonymously at (559) 725-4194 or tcso@tipnow.com.