Prolific Offender Sentenced for over 140 Counts

Mar 8, 2024 - 9:30am

Beginning in May of 2022, a series of residential and business burglaries were reported in unincorporated El Paso County and the City of Colorado Springs.  Items stolen during these burglaries included identification documents, heirloom quality goods, guns, electronics, and home items.

The investigation of these crimes was initiated by the Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division, Criminal Intelligence Unit (CIU).  Simultaneously, an investigation was begun by the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) Strategic Information Unit (SIU) for similar crimes within the city. For the next several months, leads were generated from Ring Doorbell footage and surveillance footage from the victims and neighbors’ homes, with continued investigation through various online resources, ultimately leading to the identification of a suspect.  50-year-old Brandon Kerby was linked to this pattern of criminal activity.

In September 2022, Mr. Kerby was arrested on a litany of charges including Burglary, Theft, Criminal Trespass, Motor Vehicle Theft, Identity Theft, Money Laundering, and additional narcotics-related crimes.  The investigation continued as charges continued to mount and numerous search warrants were served by detectives from the Sheriff’s Office and CSPD resulting in the recovery of stolen items and many items of high sentimental value, allowing them to be eventually returned to their rightful owners.

In December of 2022, Mr. Kerby posted the bail set by the courts on his original case, and resumed his criminal behavior. Between December 2022 and March 2023 Mr. Kerby burglarized businesses and stole items including at least one motor vehicle. Mr. Kerby was arrested again, culminating in over 140 criminal counts with dozens of victims. He is responsible for more than $400,000 in thefts as well as several thousand dollars in property damage.

Thanks to the work of the 4thJudicial District Attorney’s Office’s Organized Crime Unit (OCU), Mr. Kerby was found guilty or pled guilty to over 140 different charges and, on March 5, 2024, was sentenced to 34 years in the Department of Corrections.  At the time of his sentencing, the District Attorney’s Office reported Mr. Kerby was responsible for 15% of all burglaries reported in the largest, most populous, and busiest judicial district in the state of Colorado. 

“As I have promised before, criminals will be held accountable, and we will do our best for the victims of crime and the citizens of this great county,” said Sheriff Joseph Roybal.  “The partnerships and collaboration we have within the community and throughout law enforcement in the Pikes Peak Region are invaluable.”


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