Chase suspect to face a judge Friday morning

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — The man who put so many drivers at risk on his wild ride is behind bars and will face a judge at 9 a.m. Friday to be advised of his charges.

According to this arrest warrant, Ryan Stone is facing kidnapping, carjacking and attempted murder charges.

His victims just hope he’s locked up for a very long time.

Stone is banged up in his latest mug shot. Sky2 captured Stone’s every move as he put many lives in danger from Longmont to Douglas County on Wednesday.

Zune Wharton was in his silver Toyota.

“Looking at my rearview mirror, I saw the gold van, but I didn’t realize it was the van,” Wharton said. “Next thing he’s beside my car door. He opened the door and told me to get out, he told me to get out now.”

Stone forced her out and threw her down. But the mother of one wouldn’t get give up.

“I try to think what was I doing, was I trying to grab on to the car? Was I trying to pull him back out?”

Wharton wasn’t hurt, but state trooper Bellamann Hee is still recovering in the hospital. He’s going to be OK, but it’ll be a while before he’s back on the job.

“He has serious injuries, fully expect that he will recover, I think it will be a long road to recovery,” said Scott Hernandez of the Colorado State Patrol.

One of the drivers hit at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and South Peoria Street is Josh Burmaster.

His blue SUV has thousands of dollars of damage, but he’s keeping it all in perspective.

“It’s about time we put him away and doesn’t show his face again,” Burmaster said.

Stone’s bond has been set at $2.5 million.


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