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Ryan Stone Convicted of Manslaughter, First Degree Assault

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Contact:  Michelle Yi, Director of Communications

Direct: 720-874-8556

Cell: 720-541-4675

Email: myi@da18.state.co.us

Ryan Stone Convicted of Manslaughter, First Degree Assault

Convicted of 18 Total Counts

 

CASTLE ROCK – Today, a Douglas County jury convicted defendant Ryan Cole Stone (2014CR154 – Douglas) of 18 charges related to a car chase that started in Longmont and ended in Douglas County on the morning of March 13, 2014. The jury began deliberating the morning of April 28, 2015.

The defendant was convicted on the following counts:

  1. Attempted Manslaughter (F5)
  2. First Degree Assault – Extreme Indifference (F3)
  3. Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Serious Bodily Injury (F4)
  4. Robbery (F4)
  5. Robbery (F4)
  6. Vehicular Eluding (F4)
  7. Motor Vehicle Theft – $20,000 or Less (F4)
  8. Motor Vehicle Theft – $20,000 or Less (F4)
  9. Motor Vehicle Theft – $20,000 or Less (F4)
  10. Criminal Mischief – $20,000 or More (F3)
  11. Vehicular Assault – Reckless (F5)
  12. Child Abuse – Knowingly/Reckless-No injury (M2)
  13. Child Abuse – Knowingly/Reckless-No injury (M2)
  14. Leaving the Scene of an Accident – Damage Only (T2)
  15. Leaving the Scene of an Accident – Damage Only (T2)
  16. Leaving the Scene of an Accident – Damage Only (T2)
  17. Leaving the Scene of an Accident – Damage Only (T2)
  18. Leaving the Scene of an Accident – Damage Only (T2)

The jury found the defendant guilty of a lesser included charge of the initial top count of Attempted First Degree Murder and found him guilty of Attempted Manslaughter. He was found not guilty of one count of Second Degree Kidnapping (F4) and one count of Attempted Robbery (F5).

The defendant has also been charged with four counts of Habitual Criminal sentence enhancements and one Violent Crime sentence enhancement. The five sentence enhancements will be decided upon at a future hearing.

District Attorney Brauchler named Senior Chief Deputy District Attorney Jason Siers and Deputy District Attorney Laura Wilson, and District Attorney Garnett named Chief Trial Deputy Adrian Van Nice to prosecute this case.

The following agencies were involved on the day of the incident:

  • Colorado State Patrol
  • Longmont Police Department
  • Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
  • Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office
  • Aurora Police Department
  • Boulder Police Department
  • Brighton Police Department
  • Broomfield Police Department
  • Commerce City Police Department
  • Denver Police Department
  • Lone Tree Police Department
  • Parker Police Department

The next hearing will be an Entry of Appearance Hearing, set for May 1 at 8:15 a.m. It will be held in the Douglas County Justice Center in Division 1.

The Honorable Paul A. King presides over this case.