Report of kidnapping in Grass Valley ends in arrest |

Report of kidnapping in Grass Valley ends in arrest

Jacob Halleib
Nevada County Sheriff Department |

A Grass Valley man was arrested on spousal abuse and other charges after police responded to a reported kidnapping Thursday evening.

A witness called 911 at just before 5:30 p.m. to report a possible kidnapping with a young woman screaming for help in a vehicle near Henderson Street and Colfax Avenue.

At least one witness attempted to follow the vehicle, according to dispatch reports. The man behind the wheel drove down Race Street at a high rate of speed, and witnesses lost sight of the car, said Grass Valley Police Officer Brian Hooper.

The car was spotted again but the woman was not inside, Hooper said.

Officers contacted the driver — identified as Jacob Preston Halleib, 21 — and he reportedly was found to be driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license.

After the victim was located and interviewed, the incident was determined to be a “rolling domestic violence situation,” Hooper said.

She told officers Halleib had assaulted her; she did have visible injuries but declined medical attention, Hooper said.

Halleib was arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse, driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license and an outstanding warrant. He was being held in lieu of $55,000 bail.

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