Crime Spree Suspect Found Guilty On All Charges

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Ivan Stamps, the man accused of going on a crime spree through Colorado Springs last January, is found guilty on all charges.

Stamps was charged with aggravated robbery, three counts of first-degree assault, attempt to influence a public servant and attempted robbery.

Court papers obtained by 11 News last year indicated that Stamps lied during initial questioning; first about what happened, and then about his identity.

The crime spree started last January when a Colorado state trooper tried to pull over a Subaru without plates near Powers and Platte in Colorado Springs. The driver wouldn't stop and started driving into a nearby field. He reportedly blew a tire trying to get away, disabling the Subaru.

Police said after the crash Stamps tried to carjack a man at a Loaf N' Jug store but the man refused to give Stamps his vehicle. The suspect then reportedly approached a woman in a white Nissan X-Terra at gunpoint and stole her vehicle.

Minutes later, police say Stamps tried unsuccessfully to rob the TCF Bank near Powers and Constitution. Workers at the bank locked themselves in the back room while he tried to hold up the place.

Police trapped Stamps near Powers and Carefree.

A that time, Stamps also gave investigators a fake name. Police later found his picture on record when they took his fingerprints. Stamps has a very lengthy criminal background and served time for robbery and other crimes in Colorado Springs. He was out on parole when he was arrested.

CSPD confirmed last year that Stamps is a suspect in two other robberies: a robbery at the King Soopers grocery store on 6030 Stetson Hills Blvd. and one at Joann Fabrics on 3795 Bloomington St.

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