Colo. Springs man sentenced to prison for carjacking, robbery spree
Ivan Stamps was sentenced to 298 years in prison on Feb. 24, 2014 for aggravated robbery and assault, said Colorado Springs police. (Photo: CSPD)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Colorado Springs man learned his fate Monday after he was sentenced to prison on robbery and assault charges.
Ivan Stamps received 298 years in the Department of Corrections Monday morning, according the Colorado Springs Police Department.
Stamps was convicted by a jury on several counts, including aggravated robbery and assault on an officer, said CSPD.
On Jan. 26, 2013, police said Stamps began a crime spree when he carjacked a black Subaru station wagon at 3945 Palmer Park Blvd. Immediately following the incident, Stamps used a weapon to rob a Joann Fabrics store located at 3795 Bloomington St. as well as a King Soopers at 6030 Stetson Hills Blvd.
CSPD said a state patrol trooper later attempted to pull Stamps over in his Subaru for a routine traffic stop.
Stamps failed to stop for the trooper, said police. He later left the Subaru and carjacked a white Nissan Xterra near Airport Road and Powers Boulevard.
His crime spree didn’t end there, said CSPD.
Stamps fled the area as officers were arriving, and immediately tried to burglarize a TCF Bank at 2870 New Center Point.
After the unsuccessful robbery, police said they found Stamps near Powers Boulevard and North Carefree Circle, upon which Stamps crashed into several police vehicles, injuring two officers.
Stamps was then arrested and taken into custody, said police.