Dougherty gang arrests: Ryan, Lee and Dylan reported busted after Southern Colorado chase

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Update: Well, that was fast. Authorities have just revealed that all three members of the so-called Dougherty gang were captured south of Pueblo. And sometime stripper Lee Grace Dougherty, her brother Ryan Dougherty, who has the lengthiest rap sheet, and their half-brother Dylan Dougherty Stanley, the white sheep of the family, didn't go quietly.

Thus far, information is sketchy about the capture of the alleged participants in a high-speed chase with a Florida officer and an armed robbery in Georgia a few hours later. According to the Denver Post, the trio led officers on a twenty-mile-plus sprint along Highway 74 that ended near Walsenberg, with shots fired along the way, just as they were in Florida. However, no one was reported injured in the arrests.

We'll update this post when we get more information. Look below for our earlier coverage.

Original item, 8:48 a.m. August 10: The mountains of Colorado are now ground zero in what's arguably the FBI's top-priority case -- the search for the Daugherty gang, a brother-sister-half-brother combo wanted for bank robbery and attempted murder. And judging by their reported purchase of a tent at a Colorado Springs REI, they may be planning to hole up in the Rockies.

Ryan Edward Dougherty isn't exactly a stranger to law enforcement, with a reported fourteen felony arrests. By comparison, his sister, Lee Grace Dougherty, who worked part-time as a stripper, is a relative piker: Her rap sheet shows only five busts, for allegations topped by hit and run. That makes Dylan Dougherty Stanley, their half-brother, the white sheep of the family in comparison.

What prompted the trio's recent crime spree? There's speculation it was spurred by Ryan being required to register as a sex offender for sending explicit text messages to an eleven-year-old girl. In the meantime, he's been involved in a relationship with a woman who calls herself Allie O'Love on her Facebook page. Her current profile picture features her mugging with Ryan:

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Turns out Allie is pregnant with Ryan's baby -- she writes on Facebook that she's due in January -- and authorities think Ryan's fear that his sex-offender status might prevent him from seeing the baby led to their latest actions.

Such as? Cut to 7 a.m. August 2 in the vicinity of Zephyrhills, Florida, where the FBI believes the trio led a police officer on a wild chase while shooting at his vehicle, which was eventually disabled by the gunfire. Then, a few hours later, the feds say they busted into the Certus Bank in Valdosta, Georgia. After firing shots into the ceiling and instructing all the customers and employees present to hit the deck -- at least one of the robbers packed an assault rifle, while another had what looks in surveillance footage like a machine pistol -- they collected an unspecified amount of cash and hit the road.

Apparently, they headed west. Witnesses at an REI in Colorado Springs are sure they stopped in to buy a tent. That could mean they're going to ground nearby -- or were thinking about doing so before the latest eruption of publicity about the search for them.

Look below to see photos of the trio provided by the FBI, as well as a shot of a car like the one they were last seen driving: a white, four-door Subaru Impreza. That's followed by a Good Morning America report about the hunt.

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Dylan Dougherty Stanley.

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Lee Grace Dougherty.

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Ryan Edward Dougherty.

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A white, four-door Subaru Impreza like the one the Doughertys are thought to have driven.

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Rdm33190
Rdm33190

1st of all. They have them mixed up. The picture of the 1brothers is Ryan not dylan. And the only thing dylan has on record is possession of marijuana. I know dylan and his family personally. Don't have much to say about Ryan. And lee so what if she's a stripper? That has nothing to do with the case. I am very upset that this happened because I knew dylan. You guys just listen to the media and really have no idea.

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

I went to BPS with Patrick -- are these relatives?

Headhunt8r
Headhunt8r

you like totally,fucking love this family dude!!!!!awsome!!!!! :-D

acedude
acedude

dylan is hot

Rdm33190
Rdm33190

Dylan is the last picture not the 1st. That's Ryan.

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

So it was actually the fear that he would not be allowed to see his own child which triggered this crime spree, i.e. the absurdly irrational, draconian laws on sex in Florida (and Colorado's are probably at least as stupid).  Too bad they fled instead of confronting the swine who rule their state directly -- people in similar circumstances should know that the authors of chaos are located in Tallahassee most of the year.

Observer
Observer

This is why you will NEVER be taken seriously.  Defending a 21 yr. old man who sends sexually graphic messages to an 11 yr. old child.  Simply to support a rant against Florida state law, with a hope that these violent criminals "confront" Florida's legistlative leaders.

You are are a self-righteous, self-promoting ass with zero credibility.  No wonder you need to shout through a bullhorn to be heard and the MMJ crowd distances itself from you like it would the plague.  Even the fact that you would use your real name to defend a convicted Florida sex-offender speaks to your psychotic need for attention.  Jesus, it's sad.

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

You and "big fella" are anonymous nitwits with deficiencies in reading comprehension -- I have not defended Ryan Dougherty.  I am not responsible for your mistaken equation of my criticism of laws with the sanctioning of serious crime -- it's hard to tell where your deficiencies in reading leave off and your deficiencies in thinking begin.  I'll put you both down as consumers of the United States -- no true citizen would shrug off the intelligence that we lead the world in incarceration.

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

The intention of the State of Florida to prevent Ryan Dougherty from seeing his own child was cited as what drove him over the edge to commit these crimes -- I choose to credit that information (as opposed to dismissing it with contempt).  As Americans have failed to assume the requisite responsibilities of citizens and we turn our backs on our nation's founding principles, more and more draconian and irrational laws are enacted, and the consequence is that the answer to the question "O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free ...?" is "No!".  Had fascists in Florida not put over onto its citizens the absurd conceit that Ryan Dougherty represented a threat to his unborn child, the crimes attributed to him and his siblings might never have occurred.  I am not absolving anyone of their responsibility not to commit crimes, but Florida itself bears responsibility for its idiotic and unjust laws.

bigriggs
bigriggs

This still makes no sense. What does this family of criminals have to do with your criticism of laws? Is it because a sex perv might not to be able to see his demon seed?

bigriggs
bigriggs

You can't be serious.  The three have over 20 felonies between them. One is a registered sex offender for sending explicit texts to an 11 year old. It's good that you support sexually harrassing 11 year olds, it shows what kind of person you are. Boo fucking hoo if this causes him not to see his son. The list of crimes against them consisits of battery, drug possession, hit and run and at least one sex offense, I could go on but what's the point. They are the scum of the earth and should all be shot in the head on sight.

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

The alternative to fascism and a Gulag-society is not absolute license and lawlessness -- anyone who thinks so is a dupe.  The United States of America is no longer the "land of the free" -- we imprison more people than any other nation!

bigriggs
bigriggs

So, if you beat a person up, sexually harrass a minor, are caught with illegal drugs, rob banks and shoot at cops, you should be free as a bird? I am free to do whatever the hell I want to do without breaking any laws. I guess the difference between myself and others is that I know right from wrong and have respect for laws and other citizens.

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