A 73-year-old high-end actual property agent kidnapped a pair on a Colorado mountain climbing path and put a nylon leash on the girl, whom he had a historical past of harassing, authorities say.
Kerry Endsley, who has bought upscale houses in Denver’s suburbs for Sotheby’s and Compass, is now dealing with prices of kidnapping, menacing and violating a restraining order in Friday’s assault on a path close to a golf course in Lakewood, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
Another man known as 911 to report seeing two hikers being held at gunpoint by an assailant later recognized as Endsley, who had confronted the husband and spouse after kneeling down and pretending to tie his shoe, deputies stated.
“As they walked [past] him, he confronted them with a handgun,” sheriff officers stated in a press release. “The suspect ordered the feminine to the bottom and put a nylon leash round her neck.”
Endsley, who had disguised himself, had a historical past of harassing the girl. She had beforehand obtained a restraining order towards the real-estate agent, deputies stated.
The suspect allegedly ordered the husband and spouse to “include him,” however the husband managed to wrestle away a gun, authorities stated.
The couple then ran off and met responding deputies, who confronted Endsley at gunpoint. He then pulled a stun gun from his waistband and took purpose at cops, who fired however missed the real-estate agent.
A second deputy then fired his Taser at Endsley, who was taken to a hospital after complaining of accidents from the stun gun, deputies stated.
The kidnapped couple weren’t harm.
Endsley stays held on $500,000 bond on the Jefferson County Jail. He has a court docket date set for Friday, information present. It’s unclear if he he’s employed a lawyer who might touch upon his behalf.
Endsley was on probation after pleading responsible to harassment relating to an incident in September 2021, KUSA reported.
The real-estate agent was attempting to get the girl in Friday’s assault to “drop prices” towards certainly one of his family, a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman told the Daily Mail.
The spokeswoman declined to establish the relative or if the case had been resolved however stated the sufferer nonetheless has a restraining order prohibiting Endsley from contacting her.
Endsley’s Compass real-estate profile was no longer active Tuesday, whereas Sotheby’s in Denver confirmed he had labored there however refused to debate his arrest, in keeping with the Daily Mail.