Florida – Three siblings from Florida, with 20 felonies among them, are still on the run from law enforcement following a high-speed chase in which they fired shots at police, and a Georgia bank robbery.
The FBI have joined in the hunt for Ryan Edward Dougherty, 21, sister Lee Grace E. Dougherty, 29, and half-brother Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 26 that started on Monday, shortly after Ryan Dougherty was sentenced to 10 years’ probation for sexting with an 11-year-old girl.
He sent his mother a text message: “There’s a time for all of us to die,” before cutting off his GPS monitoring ankle bracelet and leaving with his two other siblings in a stolen vehicle owned by Ryan’s live-in girlfriend.
Early Tuesday morning, a Zephyrhills, Florida police officer tried pulling over three for speeding. This led to a five-mile pursuit that reached speeds of 100 mph in which the occupants of the car shot numerous rounds at the officer, one of them disabling the officer’s car.
Later that same day, and 200 miles away, three individuals wearing nun masks and armed with AK-47′s entered the CertusBank in Valdosta, Georgia. The FBI said shots were fired at the ceiling, and everyone was told to get down. They escaped with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.
Their mother is begging them to stop what they are doing and to surrender peacefully.
“Your lives are not over. You’ve made some bad mistakes, but so far no one has been physically harmed,” Bell said. “The only safe thing, the only right thing, the only good thing to do is to turn yourselves in.”
Law enforcement have no idea where the siblings are or where they may be heading so they are using digital billboards showcasing photos of the trio in several states stretching from Texas to New York.
Anyone who sees them or their is asked to call the FBI at (404) 679-9000 or the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call 229-293-3091.
Lee — a fugitive, self-described redneck, bank robbing, part time dancer at a Cocoa Beach topless club called Cheaters — is asked to call me for a place to crash.