The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office arrested a shirtless Valley Springs man in a field outside of his home Monday morning after he fled from deputies investigating a fight between him and two women.

About 8:15 a.m., Calaveras County Sheriff’s deputies discovered two women at a residence on the 6100 block of Highway 26 after a report of a physical altercation at the residence was issued to the office.

The reporting party was not one of the two victims, Sgt. Rachelle Whiting said.

The two female victims, 21 and 22 respectively, told the deputy they arrived at the home the night before after being at a bar from outside of the county. The women said they were prevented from leaving the home by the resident, who also threatened them, a Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office press release said.

While deputies were at the residence, a shirtless man ran out the back of the residence. Deputies blared air horns and lit patrol lights, but the shirtless man ran through neighboring yards in an attempt to elude capture.

Deputies set up a perimeter around the area, and the shirtless man was captured in a nearby field, the press release.

Upon the man’s arrest, officers determined that alcohol consumption and narcotics use was suspected to be factors in the case. Whiting said the suspect was given a urine test, but results were not yet available from a toxicologist.

Nicholas Christopher Kohring, 28, of Valley Springs, was booked into the Calaveras County Jail on suspicion of threatening a crime with the intent to terrorize, false imprisonment with violence and misdemeanor charges of battery, being under the influence of a controlled substance and obstructing a peace officer after the arrest at his home.

Kohring’s bail was set at $125,000, and he was no longer in the custody of the Calaveras County Jail as of Tuesday afternoon.

Kohring is a mixed martial arts fighter who is known by his nickname “Kill Shot.” According to Tapology.com, Kohring is ranked 15th out of 123 active California Pro Middleweights.

Whiting said Kohring was known to the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office from previous law enforcement contacts in past years.

On June 2, Kohring was arrested at his home on suspicion of kidnapping, inflicting corporal injury, attempting to prevent or dissuade a witness, threatening crime with the intent to terrorize and burglary. On Jan. 20, 2017, Kohring was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor charges resisting arrest after an arrest at his home.

Contact Giuseppe Ricapito at (209) 588-4526 or gricapito@uniondemocrat.com . Follow him on Twitter @gsepinsonora.




21272044