DENVER - The suspect in a kidnapping, wild chase and series of carjackings Wednesday is now in the Douglas County Jail. Court records show he was driving at approximately 100 miles per hour when he hit a Colorado State Patrol Trooper 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."
Trooper Bellamann Hee was standing in the far right shoulder of E-470 near Chambers Road, where he was trying to deploy stop sticks to disable the minivan. As AIRTRACKER7 followed the chase live, Hee tried to jump out of the way of the oncoming minivan but was clipped.
The newly released affidavit states that the minivan, allegedly driven by Ryan Stone, made an abrupt lane change from lane 2, through lanes 3 and 4 into the breakdown lane (or shoulder) just before it struck the trooper.
Hee sustained serious injuries and was taken into surgery that afternoon. He is expected to make a full recovery.
The affidavit also contains some additional details of the series of events. For example, it clarifies that Stone allegedly stole the red Ford SUV from outside a Longmont gas station at 6:28 a.m.
While the chase played out on live television, Stone went on to abandon that SUV and the child inside and carjacked two more vehicles -- a gold Kia minivan and a silver Toyota sedan. The chase ended when he crashed into several cars at an intersection, tried to run off and jump the fence but then surrendered.
The affidavit states there were no reports of injuries to any occupants of vehicles that Stone hit or stole during the chase.
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.
Spokesman Ron Hanavan said Stone is being held on bonds of $2.5 million and $1 million.