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Man Drags Woman Out of Fagiani's Bar, Napa Police Say

A 24-year-old man was arrested Saturday night after allegedly assaulting a woman at a popular downtown Napa cocktail bar and restaurant, according to police. Arrest information does not indicate a conviction.

A downtown Napa address that was made notorious by a rape-murder in the 1970s was reportedly the scene of another assault on a woman over the weekend:

Nickolas Robert Thurston, 24, was jailed Saturday after he allegedly assaulted a woman, pulling her off a barstool and onto the floor before dragging her out of Fagiani's on Main Street, according to an arrest summary from the City of Napa Police Department:

On 12-8-2012 at about 2120hrs officers observed a verbal fight in the 800 block of Main Street. Thurston was contacted. He was with the victim who he has been dating for several months. Thurston had walked up to the victim sitting on a bar stool at Fagiani's. He pulled her off of the stool, onto the ground and dragged her out of the restaurant. The victim did not sustain any injuries.

Thurston was booked at the Napa County Department of Corrections on suspicion of domestic battery and false imprisonment, police said. 

Arrest information does not indicate a conviction. For the latest reports on crime and arrests in the Napa Valley, please see our Police & Fire section, available from the News tab above and at napavalley.patch.com/police-fire.

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To read more about Fagiani's, please see:

  • Part 1: Inside the Fagiani building
  • Part 2: Inside the Fagiani building
  • Guilty Verdict in 1974 Bar Murder
  • Life Sentence in 1974 Bar Murder
  • Napa Cop Digs Into Old Murder and Mayhem Cases
  • Fagiani's Returns to Main Street
  • Raising the Bar: Opening Night at Fagiani's in Napa (Photo Gallery)
  • Fagiani's and The Thomas: A Night in Photos from Downtown Napa
  • Napa's The Thomas Launches Weekend Brunch
  • Fire at Fagiani's Contained to Stove
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    MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" December 11, 2012 at 05:58 PM
    Over service? No not at a Downtown Bar
    MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" December 11, 2012 at 06:08 PM
    This Address is a menace to the city budget.First the fore Dept now the police and jail. The place was better off locked up
    Ash Leigh December 11, 2012 at 09:35 PM
    The Thomas does have a bouncer at the door. Other local "night" establishments are starting to have private security as well. Now, Downtown Joe's needs a bouncer or security, with the amount of heavy fights that goes on there!
    Paul Haidet December 13, 2012 at 03:03 PM
    Yes, the violence against women is on the rise, it's time we put a stop to this! Paul http://www.sillysignsomg.com
    Paul Haidet December 13, 2012 at 03:05 PM
    I would have intervened as well, Jennifer. There is absolutely no excuse for physical violence, period! Thanks for the comment! http://www.sillysignsomg.com

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