The Dougherty Gang

Sister, 2 Brothers Captured in Colorado

Dougherty Gang
Dougherty Gang. Mug Shots

On Aug. 2, 2011, a nationwide manhunt was launched for three members of the same family after they shot at a police officer in Zephyrhills, Florida and later robbed a bank in Valdosta, Georgia. Wanted were Lee Grace E. Dougherty, 29; Dylan Stanley-Dougherty, 26; and Ryan Edward Dougherty, 21.

Current Developments

Dougherty Gang Gets 35 Years
Dec. 17, 2012
A federal judge ignored usual sentencing guidelines and threw the proverbial book at three Florida siblings who robbed a Georgia bank during a 2011 crime spree.
Senior Judge Hugh Lawson sentenced each of the "Dougherty Gang" members to 35 years and 8 months in federal prison.

Last Dougherty Gang Sibling Pleads Guilty
Nov. 9, 2012
The third sibling member of the "Dougherty Gang" has entered a guilty plea on charges related to a 2011 bank robbery in south Georgia. Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 27, pleaded guilty in federal court in Valdosta to charges of bank robbery and using a firearm during the commission of a crime.

2 'Dougherty Gang' Siblings Plead Guilty
Oct. 1, 2012
Two of the three siblings known as the "Dougherty Gang" have decided to take plea deals in their bank-robbing case in Georgia. Ryan Dougherty and Lee Grace Dougherty entered guilty pleas in a federal court in Valdosta.

Previous Developments

Dougherty Gang Gets Long Prison Terms
April 30, 2012
The three Florida siblings who launched a nine-day crime spree in an effort to help their sex-offender brother start a new life in another country will not be seeing daylight for many years.
The 'Dougherty Gang' received long sentences in Colorado state court and will face even more jail time in Georgia and Florida.

" Dougherty Brothers Take Plea Deal
Feb. 17, 2012
Ryan Dougherty, 21, and Dylan Stanley-Dougherty, 26, entered guilty pleas in Huerfano County court to lesser charges a week after their sister, Lee Grace Dougherty, accepted a plea deal.

The Dougherty gang still faces bank robbery charges.

Dougherty Gang Planned Mexico Escape
Sept. 27, 2011
According to court papers, Ryan Dougherty's sexual assault conviction led him to convince his brother and sister to launch a multi-state crime spree that was supposed to end with an escape into Mexico, but they were caught in Colorado.

Lee Grace: 'I Deserved to Get Shot'
Aug. 12, 2011
Lee Grace Dougherty told investigators that she deserved to be shot for pointing a gun at a police officer after the Dougherty Gang's high-speed chase with Colorado law enforcement ended in a crash. The three siblings were being held in lieu of $1.2 million bond.

Dougherty Gang Captured After Chase, Shoot-Out
Aug. 10, 2011
The Dougherty Gang - a Florida stripper, her sex offender brother and their pot-smoking half-brother - have been arrested after a high-speed chase and a shoot-out with the Colorado State Patrol. They lost control of their vehicle after hitting police stop sticks.

Manhunt Launched for Dougherty Gang
Aug. 2, 2011
The FBI launced a nationwide manhunt for three Florida siblings, who became known as the Dougherty Gang, after they shot at a police car in Zephyrhills, Florida and later the same day robbed a bank in Valdosta, Georgia.

The heavily-armed trio was considered heavily armed and dangerous.