‘Dougherty Gang’ Sentenced In Colorado
After already serving months in a Walsenburg, Colorado jail, the so-called “Dougherty gang” is on trial in Georgia for robbing a bank, after finally being sentenced in Colorado, where the three siblings’ cross-country crime spree—which began just outside of Wesley Chapel last summer—concluded with a shootout with authorities.
According to the Associated Press (AP), April 30 was a somber day for the trio already convicted of numerous assault charges as the eldest, Lee Grace, 29, was sentenced to 24 years in prison, while Dylan, 27, was sentenced to the maximum sentence of 32 years. Youngest brother Ryan, 22, was sentenced to 18 years.
And that sentence is only the beginning. The siblings currently are on trial in Georgia, where they are charged with holding up a Certus Bank in Valdosta and stealing more than $5,000. They pleaded not guilty to those charges at a hearing on May 16.
AP reports that the three were caught on camera bursting through the doors of the bank with an AK-47 assault rifle, which they used to fire shots into the ceiling, before making off with the cash.
Once the trial in Georgia ends , the gang will return to Florida to face charges of second-degree attempted murder for firing shots at a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office deputy during the trio’s first high-speed chase, the event that began the nation-wide manhunt for the siblings.