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

Colorado couple narrowly escapes ‘abduction by 73-year-old former Southeby’s real estate agent who held them at gunpoint on a hiking trail and wrapped a nylon LEASH around woman’s neck’

  • Kerry Endsley, 73, of Evergreen, Colorado was not allowed to come into contact with the woman he allegedly attacked
  • Endsley was a high-end real estate agent who sold multimillion-dollar listings outside of Denver
  • He was arrested in September 2021 for trying to intimidate the woman into dropping charges against one of his relatives
  • The broker reportedly wore a fake beard to prevent the victim from recognizing him
  • He allegedly pointed a taser at police when 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 hospital complaining of pain and while there he reportedly tried to grab a deputy’s gun
  • Endsley was arrested and charged with assault, attempted kidnapping, threat 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 real estate agent in Colorado disguised herself with a fake beard and attempted to kidnap a woman at gunpoint while walking with her current husband, police said.

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

The man and woman, who had a previous relationship with Endsley and whom he was not allowed to have contact with, walked past Endsley as he bent and appeared to be tying his shoe.

High-end real estate agent Kerry Endsley was arrested on June 17 for the attempted kidnapping with a gun

High-end real estate agent Kerry Endsley was arrested on June 17 for the attempted kidnapping with a gun

They didn’t recognize him because of his disguise.

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

The man managed to take the gun from the assailant.

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

By the time Jefferson County Sheriff’s officers arrived on the scene, Endsley had fled, but they found him a short distance away.

Kerry Endsley, 73, a real estate agent, reportedly confronted a couple on this path and attempted to kidnap him at gunpoint

Kerry Endsley, 73, a real estate agent, reportedly confronted a couple on this path and attempted 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 officers confronted Kerry Endsley after the attempted kidnapping and he allegedly pulled a taser on them.  A deputy fired a shot at him, but missed

Two Jefferson County Sheriff officers confronted Kerry Endsley after the attempted kidnapping and he allegedly pulled a taser on them. A deputy fired a shot at him, but missed

When officers approached Endsley and ordered him to stop, he reportedly 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 ending his bizarre antics.

According to Jefferson County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jenny Fulton, the real estate agent had a previous relationship with the woman that soured when she filed a lawsuit against Endsley’s close relative.

“He was trying to get the victim to drop charges against a close relative,” Fulton said.

Endsley’s conviction crossed the line in September 2021, Fulton said, in intimidation and he was charged with harassment. She won’t say who the family member is or what the pending charges are. The spokeswoman would not say whether the matter has been resolved.

According to the authorities, the victim still has a contact order that prohibits him from contacting her.

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

The broker was first taken to hospital and complained of pain from the Taser blast, and while he was in the hospital, he reportedly tried unsuccessfully to disarm the deputy. Endsley was later transferred to the Jefferson County Jail, where he is being held without bail.

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

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