Suspected Bank Robbing Stripper Gang Caught

By Barbara Ann Kelley,

The three Zephyrhills, Florida family members dubbed the “Dougherty Gang” have been caught and arrested in Colorado.

Their apprehension came after a 20 mile chase at speeds of over 100 MPH, a car cash and a shoot out. Two of the fugitives were injured in the crash, the third was shot.

According to Colorado State Patrol, 21-year-old Ryan Edward Dougherty, 26-year-old Dylan Dougherty Stanley and 29-year-old Lee Grace Daugherty, a former Stripper, will be booked into Pueblo County Jail after they are released from Spanish Peaks Regional Hospital in Walsenberg, Colorado. They currently are being treated there. None of them has life threatening injuries.

Zephyrhills Police Chief David Shears release a statement upon the the capture stating: “Today’s a big relief for our agency. We’re happy with the outcome with no law enforcement or civilians getting hurt.”  Detectives from Zephyrhills will be flying to Colorado to help with the investigation.

A nationwide manhunt for the siblings began August 2nd, when the three were first suspected of firing at least 20 shots at a Zephyrhills Police Officer and robbing a bank in Georgia with AK-47 assault rifles. The three will be appear in Court on Thursday afternoon in Colorado to face charges there. They also face criminal charges in Colorado, Georgia and Florida.


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