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Dougherty Gang Apprehended in Colorado

After nationwide manhunt since August 2, 2011, a Merritt Island woman, Lee Grace Dougherty, 29, and her brothers, Ryan Edward Dougherty, 21, and Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 26, were apprehended today after a 20 mile pursuit in Colorado which ended in a crash according to the Colorado State Patrol’s twitter feed.

The FBI has updated their photos on its most wanted list as “Captured.”

According to the Colorado State Patrol’s press release:

On 08/10/11 approximately 9:02 a.m., Colorado State Troopers received a tip from a citizen that the three sibling fugitives from Florida were in the area of Colorado City.  After a short pursuit all three fugitives were apprehended.
The vehicle was spotted at a camp ground on Hwy 165 near Colorado City.  When the Deputies arrived the vehicle had left the camp ground.  A Pueblo County Sheriff’s Deputy spotted the vehicle at a gas station near exit 74 on I25.  The Colorado State Patrol attempted to initiate a traffic stop at this location.
The suspect vehicle failed to yield to law enforcement and a pursuit ensued.  Preliminary investigation determined that shots were fired from the suspect’s vehicle at troopers during the pursuit.  The vehicle crashed shortly after Colorado State Troopers deployed stop sticks on southbound I25 at mile marker 52, near Walsenburg.
Two suspects, one male and one female were apprehended by Huerfano County Sheriff’s Deputies and Walsenburg Police Department Officers shortly after the crash.  The third male suspect fled on foot and was apprehended by CSP a short time later in Walsenburg.
The three in custody have been identified as:
Lee Grace Dougherty 5/29/82
Dylan Dougherty 02/26/85
Ryan Dougherty 08/21/89
No officers were injured during this incident. 

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