Siblings admit to bank robbery in multistate crime spree

Oct 1, 2012 - 0 Comments
Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 26, Lee Grace E. Dougherty, 29, and Ryan Edward Dougherty, 21 (L-R); are pictured in this combination image of law enforcement photographs released to Reuters on August 5, 2011. REUTERS/Pasco County Sheriff's Office/Handout

By David Beasley 

ATLANTA | Mon Oct 1, 2012

(Reuters) - Two siblings serving lengthy prison sentences in Colorado in connection with a multistate crime spree pleaded guilty on Monday to related federal bank robbery and firearms charges in Georgia.

Lee Grace Dougherty, 30, and her brother Ryan Edward Dougherty, 23, admitted to stealing $5,168 from a bank in Valdosta on August 2, 2011. They face decades-long sentences for the Georgia charges when they are sentenced on December 17.

Along with their brother Dylan Dougherty Stanley, the Florida siblings made national headlines last year after authorities accused them of shooting at a Florida police officer and robbing the Georgia bank before fleeing to southern Colorado.

The trio engaged in a running gun battle with police before crashing their stolen car near Walsenburg, Colorado, about 160 miles south of Denver. All three were arrested at the crash scene.

A police officer shot Lee Dougherty in the leg after she pointed a pistol at officers, according to federal court records.

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