Colorado trooper seriously hurt in carjacking case

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
A Colorado state trooper is seriously injured after trying to stop a man accused of stealing an SUV with a 4-year-old boy inside.

Photo Courtesy: Longmont Police Department

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) A Colorado state trooper is seriously injured after trying to stop a man accused of stealing an SUV with a 4-year-old boy inside.

Authorities said the unidentified trooper was undergoing surgery Wednesday after being struck by 29-year-old Ryan Stone while putting down stop sticks in a failed effort to stop him. It's not clear if Stone was just trying to avoid the stop sticks when he struck the trooper or if he was deliberately trying to hit the trooper.

Stone carjacked two other vehicles before he was captured.

No one else, including the boy, was injured during the ordeal, televised live during the morning rush hour.

Stone was wanted by police for failing to appear in court March 4 on a "dangerous drug" charge.

Longmont police spokesman Commander Jeffrey Satur said Stone was "definitely running like a person who did not want to go back to jail."


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