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Affidavit: Suspect in wild chase faces attempted murder, other charges

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Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson, left, and Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garrett address the media on March 13, 2014.

Douglas County District Attorney George Brauchler, left, and Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garrett address the media on March 13, 2014.

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. -- The district attorneys for both Boulder and Douglas County took part in a joint press conference Thursday morning, explaining that Douglas County will take the lead in prosecuting Ryan Stone, the man accused of a kidnapping, multiple carjackings and leading police on a high-speed chase that spanned multiple counties.

Douglas County District Attorney George Brauchler spoke first at the press conference, saying the effort to prosecute Stone will be a "joint" one, but that his office will take the lead.

Though he didn't disclose any particulars, Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garrett said letting Brauchler's team take the lead was "in the best interest of the citizens of the state of Colorado."

Stone, who has a lengthy criminal record, will face multiple charges including first degree attempted murder, according to an affidavit released Thursday. He also stands accused of assault, kidnapping and aggravated theft of a motor vehicle.

Stone was being held on $3.5 million bond. He will make his first court appearance Friday.

Read the Ryan Stone arrest affidavit here

To say police had a busy morning Wednesday as they attempted to take Stone, 28, into custody might be an understatement.

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The morning began with an Amber Alert being issued for missing Longmont 4-year-old Allen Chavarria-Rodriquez. Soon after that alert was issued SkyFOX found Longmont Police were involved in a high-speed chase with an SUV. Police said the SUV was stolen and that Chavarria-Rodriquez was inside.

The ensuing chase, which began in Longmont, included three stolen vehicles, spanned close to 100 miles and lasted almost two hours. It ended with Chavarria-Rodriquez being found safe and Stone being apprehended in Douglas County, near the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Peoria Street.

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The only person injured during the lengthy chase was Colorado State Patrol trooper Bellamann Hee. At Thursday's press conference, State Patrol spokesperson Scott Hernandez said Hee was still dealing with serious injuries, but was in high spirits and expected to make a full -- if long -- recovery.

"We are upset about the injuries to Trooper Bellamann Hee," Hernandez said. "But we are pleased there are no more serious injuries.

The suspect "did not make any attempts to avoid Trooper Hee," according to the affidavit. The suspect vehicle was going about 100 mph at the time, police said.

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"I'm proud to wear a state patrol uniform today," Hernandez continued. "We faced a very dynamic situation yesterday, and I felt all the responding law enforcement agencies handled it well."


  • Fred Guadagnoli

    Its almost impossible to not have bail and even the amount is subject to some bleeding heart lawyer contesting. Howevr in this case I don’t think the POS will be able to even consider it. I personally believe he should be charged with attempted murder for every car he hit. He and he alone is responsible for the decisions he made. If he was under the influence of drugs then he made the decision to use them. I do not feel the least bit sorry for this looser. He has had many opportunities to mend his ways and chose not to. He deserves PUNISHMENT,

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