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Colorado couple narrowly escape being kidnapped by man who held them at gunpoint on hiking trail

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Colorado couple narrowly escape being ‘kidnapped by 73-year-old former Southeby’s real estate broker who held them at gunpoint on hiking trail and wrapped a nylon LEASH around the woman’s neck’

  • Kerry Endsley, 73, of Evergreen, Colorado was barred from coming in contact with the woman he allegedly assaulted
  • Endsley was a high-end real estate broker who sold million-dollar listings outside of Denver
  • He had been arrested in September 2021 for trying to intimidate the woman into dropping charges against one of his relatives
  • The broker allegedly wore a fake beard to prevent the victim from recognizing him
  • He allegedly pointed a Taser at police when he was confronted by two officers
  • A deputy fired at him and missed, but he was subdued when the other officer fired a Taser at him
  • He was taken to the hospital complaining of pain and while there he allegedly tried to grab a deputy’s pistol 
  • Endsley was arrested and charged with assault, attempted kidnapping, menacing with a deadly weapon and other charges 
  • He was held without bail in the Jefferson County Jail until his next court hearing 

A high-end Colorado realtor disguised himself with a fake beard and tried to kidnap a woman at gunpoint as she went trail hiking with her current husband, police said.

Kerry Endsley, 74, who has sold million-dollar homes in the Denver suburbs for Sotheby’s and Compass, allegedly confronted the couple on June 17 shortly after 8 a.m. on a trail next to the Bear Creek golf course.

The man and woman, who had a previous relationship with Endsley and he was barred from contacting, walked by Endsley as he bent down, appearing to tie his shoe.

High-end real estate broker Kerry Endsley was arrested on June 17 for the attempted gunpoint kidnapping

High-end real estate broker Kerry Endsley was arrested on June 17 for the attempted gunpoint kidnapping 

They did not recognize him due to his disguise.

Endsley allegedly pulled a gun on the couple and ordered the woman on the ground and then put a nylon leash around her neck. 

The husband was able to take the gun away from the perpetrator.

Another hiker who was passing at the same time saw the confrontation and called police.

By the time that the Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene Endsley had fled, but they discovered him a short distance away.

Kerry Endsley, 73, a real estate broker, allegedly confronted a couple on this trail and tried to kidnap him at gunpoint

Kerry Endsley, 73, a real estate broker, allegedly confronted a couple on this trail and tried to kidnap him at gunpoint

Jefferson County Sheriff investigators responded to the scene of the attempted kidnapping near Bear Creek

Jefferson County Sheriff investigators responded to the scene of the attempted kidnapping near Bear Creek

Two Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies confronted Kerry Endsley after the attempted kidnapping and he allegedly pulled a Taser on them. One deputy fired a shot at him, but missed

Two Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies confronted Kerry Endsley after the attempted kidnapping and he allegedly pulled a Taser on them. One deputy fired a shot at him, but missed

When the deputies approached Endsley ordering him to stop, he allegedly pulled a stun gun from his waistband and pointed at the officers. 

One of the deputies fired in self-defense, but missed. 

The other officer fired a Taser at Endsley, hitting him and bring his bizarre caper to an end.

The broker had a past relationship with the woman that went sour when she pressed charges against Endsley’s close family relative, according to Jenny Fulton, spokeswoman with the Jefferson County Sheriff.

‘He was trying to get the victim to drop charges against a close family relative,’ Fulton said. 

Endsley’s persuasion crossed the line in September 2021, Fulton said, into harassment and he was charged with intimidation. She would not say who the relative is or what the pending charges are. The spokeswoman would not say if the case had been resolved.

The victim still has a restraining order prohibiting him from contacting her, according to authorities. 

Endsley was arrested and charged with violating an order of protection, assault, attempted kidnapping and menacing with a deadly weapons and disarming a police officer.

The realtor was first taken to the hospital complaining of pain from the Taser blast, and while at the hospital, he allegedly tried unsuccessfully to disarm the sheriff deputy.  Endsley was later transferred to the Jefferson County Jail where he is being held without bail.

Southeby’s in Denver confirmed to the MailOnline that he once worked there, but refused to discuss his arrest. 

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