‘Dougherty Gang’ Sibling: I Deserved To Get Shot!

Written by Timothy Ruth on Aug. 12, 2011

The trio of siblings that were captured after a dramatic cross-country drive have a bail set at $1.25 million after they were arraigned at a courtroom in Pueblo County Thursday. The 29-year-old Lee Grace Dougherty and her two brothers — Ryan Dougherty, 21, and Dylan Stanley-Dougherty, 26 — could face charges in three states: Colorado where they were ultimately found on Wednesday, Florida where they allegedly shot a police officer, and Georgia where they allegedly robbed a bank and took an undisclosed sum of money.

Pubelo County Sheriff Kirk Taylor told reporters on Wednesday that the three “have a big legal mess in front of them. The main thing is these three are off the street”.

In addition to the charges in the three states, they possibly could face federal charges, according to the Denver Post. On Thursday, they were represented by William Martinez, a public defender, where the bail was set.

The elder sister seems to know the predicament she has gotten into. According to an affidavit, she noted to an FBI officer, “I pointed a gun at the cop. I deserved to get shot,” she said about law enforcement shooting her in the leg before she was arrested.

The three siblings were arrested Wednesday after police had set strips of spikes on the road as they drove down Interstate 25 at over 100mph. The car then flipped over a railing before two of the siblings were arrested and the other was then shortly after taken away after he ran on foot.

The three came into the headlines on August 2nd after they fired shots at a police officer when they were being pulled over for speeding. Just hours and over 200 miles later, they allegedly robbed a bank in Valdosta, Georgia. The trio’s white car was spotted in Colorado just days later after their car was spotted at a local Wal-Mart and then later, a Subway convenience stop. Police were notified of the tip and the high-drama police chase had come to an end, as did their 8-day run from the police.