Carjacker who led long chase on live TV sentenced to 160 years in prison

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CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- Ryan Stone, the man who was convicted of leading law enforcement on a dangerous, high-speed chase that was broadcast live on TV, was sentenced to 160 years in prison Friday morning.

Stone was in tears as the judge handed down the ruling.

"This man has a life worth saving," Stone's brother said before the sentencing was read.

"He's not going to put one more member of the community in danger," Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler said outside the courtroom after the sentencing.

Stone was convicted in April for the chase that took place on March 12, 2014. The images of the event were captured live on SkyFOX that morning as the chase unfolded during the morning rush hour.

It began when Stone stole an SUV that had a 4-year-old in a car seat from a gas station in Longmont. Stone ditched the SUV and the child, but then he carjacked another vehicle and the chase went on for about 90 minutes.

During that time, Stone hit and damaged 10 vehicles, and almost killed Colorado State Patrol trooper Patrol trooper Bellamann Hee, who was trying to deploy stop sticks. Hee was hit but survived.