Grass Valley man accused of threatening to kill, gut officers |

Grass Valley man accused of threatening to kill, gut officers

Grass Valley police said officers took Nathan Hugh Collett into custody on outstanding warrants without incident.

Then came the threats that led to a felony charge, Cpl. Russ Johnson said.

“‘Next time I’m going to kill you,’” Johnson said the 50-year-old Grass Valley resident told officers. “‘I’m going to kill you and take your truck. I’m going to gut you like a fish.’

“At the end he said — ‘Yeah, that’s right, I threatened a cop,’” Johnson added.

Officers arrested Collett after responding around 9:30 p.m. Thursday to reports of a disruptive man at Sierra Cinemas on East Main Street. The man was gone when police arrived, though they found someone fitting that description — Collett — at East Main Street and East Berryhill Drive, the corporal said.

Officers checked Collett’s information through a database, discovering three arrest warrants for him out of Placer County, Johnson added.

“He went into handcuffs fine,” Johnson said of the arrest.

Collett made his threats en route to the jail, which led police to charge him with a felony count of obstruction of an officer, Johnson and Nevada County Jail reports state.

No one was injured, Johnson said.

Collett made his $10,000 bail Sunday, authorities said.

“Nathan Collett is a local who we’ve had numerous contacts with in the past year,” Johnson said.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

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