Ryan Edward Dougherty, 21, Dylan Stanley-Dougherty, 26, and their sister Lee Grace Dougherty, 29, are facing bank robbery and firearms charges in Georgia. They have been accused of an Aug. 2 bank robbery in Valdosta hours after eluding Florida police. The Dougherty Gang's crime spree, which spanned three states, ended with a shootout in Colorado later that month. The three have also been accused of shooting at a police officer north of Tampa and, after the robbery in Georgia, leading police on a national manhunt prior to their arrest.
In Colorado, the three have been sentenced at the Huerfano County Courthouse last month. All pleaded guilty to various charges filed against them. Colorado prosecutors agreed to drop multiple counts of attempted second-degree murder against the siblings as part of their plea deals.
Dylan Dougherty was sentenced to 32 years in prison. Lee Grace received a 24-year sentence while Ryan got 18 years.
According to reports citing eyewitnesses to the robbery, the siblings were dressed in black and wore masks when they entered a bank just over the Florida state line. The three allegedly fired shots into the ceiling. One of the suspects was said to be armed with an AK-47-type assault rifle and an automatic pistol. Similar weapons were recovered after the trio was captured, according to the Associated Press.
When the police found them in Colorado. they allegedly fired the assault rifle at officers who were in pursuit before their car ran over a spike strip, blowing a tire. Their vehicle then crashed into a guardrail.
Lee Dougherty was shot in the knee when she pointed a gun at a cop.
The three are facing charges of fleeing or eluding and attempted second-degree murder of a law enforcement officer in Florida.