Man Gets 298 Years for Crime Spree

A man who was convicted of a crime spree in southern Colorado has been sentenced to 298 years in prison.

Ivan Stamps was found guilty of several charges including aggravated robbery, attempted robbery, criminal impersonation and assault on a peace officer.

Last Friday a judge also found him guilty of being a habitual criminal. Stamps was sentenced Monday.

Stamps was accused in a crime spree that started in January 2013 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.