Those Kirby vacuum cleaner salesman seem to be using a hardcore sales pitch lately. A sales pitch that refuses to accept rejection and involves breaking into your home, pistol whipping you and shoving your very young children into walls. You have to wonder why Brandon Keith Sigmon took things to that extreme.
Sigmon’s victim managed to escape the home with her children in tow and Sigmon fled through the rear of the home. After an intensive manhunt lasting several hours he was found hiding in a drainage pipe near a pond. We first heard police had recovered at least one firearm and a Taser, but we also heard they were back in Cane Bay this morning with a dive team checking ponds for the weapons.
An interesting side note - we have been informed that Sigmon and his wife had recently managed to finagle their way into the closed Cane Bay HOA Facebook group. They were both kicked out after failing to validate their residency in Cane Bay. The Sigmon’s actually live near Jedburg on Westbrooke Road.
Sigmon has a prior disorderly conduct conviction and some traffic offenses. There is nothing in his local criminal history to indicate he was such a violent person he would attack a woman and her children with no provocation.
Sigmon is now charged with 1st Degree Burglary, two counts of 1st Degree Assault & Battery, three counts of Kidnapping and one count of Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime. No bond has been set.
Sigmon looks defiant in his mugshot, doesn’t he? We can’t help but wonder how he would look if some full grown lunatic had broken into his home, beat his wife and slapped his children around. Think he might gain a new perspective on things? Probably not.
Let’s see how long it takes for some judge to let this nut job out on bond.
Update: We now been told the victim in this case was the wife of a BCSO deputy. According to the Berkeley Independent the deputy was on the phone with his wife when Sigmon broke into the home. That was toned down in a later article to “on the phone with her husband at his workplace“. We can’t understand why BCSO or the Berkeley Independent would want to hide that information. It just goes to prove anyone can be a victim at any time.
We are working to confirm additional details. Check back for updates.
Update 2: We are now getting information about another home broken into two days before this incident occurred.
The information about the victim being the wife of an officer was not accurate. There is some confusion in that regard because Sigmon had apparently broken into a police officer’s home prior to this incident and stolen the firearm and the Taser used in this incident. It that is true, more charges should coming.
We are told the response time to this incident and to another suspicious person/assault early this morning were absolutely miserable. Somewhere in the 20 to 30 minute range. An off-duty officer for another agency made the arrest this morning and had to wait for BCSO to arrive. Those reports are directly from Cane Bay residents.