Carjacking suspect Ryan Stone makes first appearance in court; being held on $3.5M bond

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - The man accused of multiple carjackings and leading police on a long, televised pursuit around the Denver area this week made his first court appearance Friday.

Ryan Stone was advised of the charges he's facing during a hearing in Castle Rock, where he is being held on $3.5 million bond.

Stone is accused of stealing an SUV with a 4-year-old boy inside in Longmont and then carjacking two other vehicles during the morning rush hour. He was captured south of Denver after covering about 75 miles.

WATCH - Raw Video of the Entire Chase, Double Carjacking:

The boy was not hurt but Stone hit and seriously injured Colorado State Patrol Trooper Bellamann Hee who was deploying stop sticks.

Court records show Stone was driving at approximately 100 mph when he struck Hee during the chase.

The estimated speed contained in the affidavit came from a deputy who also reported that the minivan "did not make any attempts to avoid Trooper Hee."

Hee suffered serious injuries and was taken into surgery that afternoon. He is expected to make a full recovery.

There were no reports of injuries to any occupants of vehicles that Stone hit or stole during the chase.

Authorities said Stone was hospitalized for more than a day after he was finally caught. Douglas County announced that he was moved to their jail for processing at 5 p.m. Thursday.

In court Friday, Stone wore a red inmate jumpsuit with slippers and shackles around his ankles and hands. Visible lacerations were present on his face.  

He will be back in court on March 19 at 9 a.m. for the filing of the charges against him.

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