prolific criminal given a 34-year sentence for 140 charges

An offender, described by the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office (AD’s Office) as responsible for 15% of all burglaries in the district, has been sentenced after pleading guilty to more than 140 counts.

Starting in May 2022, there have been a string of reported home and business burglaries in unincorporated El Paso County and the City of Colorado Springs, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPSO).

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPSO) and the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) initiated separate investigations into the series of burglaries. Both agencies relied on a combination of Ring doorbell and surveillance footage, as well as other online resources, to generate leads over the course of several months. Eventually, they were able to identify the suspect as 50-year-old Brandon Kerby.

In September 2022, Kerby faced multiple charges and was subsequently arrested. As search warrants were executed, both EPSO and CSPD successfully retrieved stolen items and returned them to their rightful owners.

In December 2022, Kerby was able to post bail for his initial case. However, EPSO has reported that he did not mend his ways and continued to engage in criminal activities. From December 2022 to March 2023, Kerby is accused of burglarizing multiple businesses and stealing various items, including from a vehicle. As a result, Kerby was apprehended once again, facing a staggering 140 criminal counts and leaving numerous victims in his wake. EPSO alleges that his thefts, which also caused thousands of dollars in property damage, amounted to over $400,000.

Sheriff Joseph Roybal expressed his commitment to holding criminals accountable and ensuring justice for the victims of crime and the citizens of the county. He emphasized the importance of partnerships and collaboration within the community and across law enforcement in the Pikes Peak Region, acknowledging their invaluable contribution.

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According to the DA’s Office, Kerby has been convicted or has pleaded guilty to more than 140 charges. On March 5, 2024, he was sentenced to 34 years in the Department of Corrections. The DA’s Office stated during his sentencing that Kerby was accountable for 15% of all reported burglaries in Colorado’s largest, most populous, and busiest judicial district.

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