DOUGLAS COUNTY - The driver who led police on a high-speed chase on Wednesday was released from the hospital and booked into the Douglas County Jail Thursday on bail totaling $3.5 million.
Ryan Stone, 28, of Centennial, is facing charges of attempted first-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping, assault and motor vehicle theft. The charges will be filed in Douglas County, according to district attorneys.
Since the car chase started and ended in different jurisdictions, prosecutors decided to prosecute Stone in Douglas County.
The event that gained national attention included multiple crashes, high speeds, a state trooper being hit and a 4-year-old taken on a ride in one of the carjacked vehicles. The boy was not hurt.
The trooper required surgery but is expected to survive. Officials say trooper Bellamann Hee received injuries to his legs.
Stone has five prior felonies.
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