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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Friday, October 26, 2018
Contact: Mary Markos

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward for Information on Location of Man Charged in Republican Party Office Fire

CHEYENNE — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Denver Field Division is seeking information on the whereabouts of Kellen Michael “Van Gogh” Sorber, who was federally charged October 23, 2018, with one count of maliciously damaging a building by fire. Sorber is charged in relation to the September 6, 2018 fire at the Albany Country Republican Party Office at 214 Ivinson Street in Laramie, Wyoming.

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Sorber is known to reside in Laramie, Wyoming, but is also known to frequent the Fort Collins, Colorado, area.

Sorber is a 27-year-old white male, approximately 5’10”, 250 lbs., with green eyes. Sorber was last seen with shoulder-length, dark strawberry-blonde hair and a beard.

“The charges against Sorber are serious,” said ATF Denver Field Division Special Agent in Charge Debbie Livingston. “I urge anyone with information to come forward.”

To report information about crime, individuals should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS. Information can also be sent to (link sends e-mail), through ATF’s website at Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting (link is external).”


Denver Field Division