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Denver, CO - The brothers-sister trio at the center of a nationwide manhunt in August 2011 has been sentenced for their crimes in Colorado. Each had the opportunity to ask for mercy.

Last year, Dylan Stanley-Dougherty, 27, Ryan Dougherty, 22, and Lee Grace, 29, embarked on what authorities have described as a 10-day nationwide crime-spree. They are accused of shooting at a police officer during a car chase in Florida and a bank robbery in Georgia.

The current sentencing concerned their actions after reaching Colorado including 11 rounds being fired from an AK47 out the car window toward pursuing officers. They were reported as traveling over 120 mph before crashing after running over stop sticks.

Defense attorneys for the siblings told the judge they were driven by desperation to help the youngest, Ryan, evade probation and that thier action were the result of a bond created after a childhood filled with tragic loss and abuse.

Dylan – who plead guilty to one charge of first-degree assault – was the first to be sentenced Monday. Described by the prosecution as the “trigger man,” prosecutors maintained that he is not remorseful. They presented additional testimony of his attempted escape from Huerfano County Jail and a “shank” found in his cell was intended to cause harm. Dylan addressed the court to say he was “truly sorry” to anyone involved including officers and innocent bystanders.

Dylan was sentenced a maximum of 32 years for the AK47 work.

Ryan – who plead guilty to five counts of felony menacing – was described by the prosecution as the “driver.” Ryan’s defense attorney called him a “pleasant kind-hearted person”  and described the start of all of this being his concern that – due to his legal troubles at the time – he ‘wouldn’t get to see his unborn child.’  This after he was sentenced to 10 years probation for sexting an 11-year-old girl.

Ryan was sentenced to serve 18 years behind bars. Paradoxically, his unfounded concern turned out to be correct.

Lee Grace – who plead guilty to one count of attempted first-degree assault and two counts of felony menacing – was described by, well… everyone, as the “eye candy” of the trio. Prosecutors were more fixated on the fact that she pointed a gun at the Walsenburg Police Chief. Prosecutors and defense attorneys both agreed that Lee Grace was remorseful from the beginning.  She apologized again for her actions at sentencing.

Lee Grace is already proving that a year of prison life is rough.  She now has 24 to serve, altogether.

This is basically just the start of the court process for the Doughertys. They will face federal bank robbery charges in Georgia starting May 15 and charges of fleeing or eluding and attempted second-degree murder of a law enforcement officer in Florida.  To make it easier on them, though, the Colorado judge ruled that the sentences here could be served concurrently with other charges in other states if the other judges make a similar ruling.

Lee Grace probably summed it up best when she told the court at sentencing, “I’d like to say it was a lapse in judgment, but 10 days is not a lapse in judgment.  It was bad, poor judgment.”  Yep.

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  • Andy P

    That was an expensive 10 day crime spree alright.  Err…  Eye candy?  Christ I’d hate to see what the other two looked like!  LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shannon-Bennett/1803988499 Shannon Bennett

     Not so great lol!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shannon-Bennett/1803988499 Shannon Bennett

    That Dylan guy has crazy eyes!

  • kniption

    There were a lot of photos of her floating around on the internet at the time of their crime-spree.  …and, yes, I have seen very few good looking booking photos of anyone.  She is no exception.

    I do think that this story would have gotten much less coverage had she not been on the crew.  Seriously, if it had been just Dylan and Ryan – I don’t think anyone would have given a rat’s flying ass about this.  

    If anyone disagrees, gimme your best shot…

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    Sometimes all it take to be eye candy is a pair of jugs and the willingness to put them on display. 

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    She looks like a cross between a chihuahua and Jeff Goldblum, but some people are into that. *shrug* 

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    Her titties look like dog ears. Though I do agree with your assessment that no one would have cared as much if she wasn’t involved.

  • kimbev69

    They would have never gotten this kind of time either

  • OutOfBubbleGum

    Can we award a family Darwin Award here?

  • JGo555

    You know, the day that a criminal says that they are sorry & we should believe them is the day that they say:

    “I was an asshole. I behaved like one. I deserve everything that’s coming to me. To prove to you all that I am sorry, and I wish I hadn’t done what I did, Judge: throw the book at me.”

    So far, none of them have said that. Fuck’em.

  • JGo555

    They didn’t kill themselves nor did they do something stupid that ended up as an accident.

    That’s the only way you can get a Darwin Award.

  • Sam

    Yes, but they will be in prison for the majority if not all of their reproductive lives. That should count, no? Genes still being eradicated from the pool and everything?

  • Sam

    So let me get this straight – the vilest in the family, the one who goes after 11 year old girls, is the one with the LEAST amount of jail time??

  • Sam

    Oh, and how does the girl (by the lads prison life sure isn’t easy on her), who is remorseful and accepts responsibility and has apologized, get 24 years, but the non-remorseful kiddy diddler only get 18?? Did the judge not have his glasses on or something? I know she pointed a gun at an officer, but she didn’t pull the trigger, and the guy was driving like a maniac and could have killed innocent pedestrians left right and center.

  • Sam

    I agree. 18, 24 and 32 years, for what they did, when all over the place molesters, rapists and murderers are getting away with a comparative slap on the wrist? Can’t help but feel that these kids are being made an example of.

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    Technically, Ryan was sexting an 11-year-old girl and his siblings were trying to help him escape probation so…

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    One already has a kid so he can’t count. And prison does allow spousal visits. 

  • Sam

    True. I must say i have no problem with Ryan’s sentence – in fact i think it’s a little light – but i don’t think the others did severe enough things to warrant such high sentences, in comparison to eg. a murderer who gets 8 years for actually ending a life.

  • Sam

    At least he’ll be in prison until said child is an adult. Even if it still suffers the degenerative genes on the nature side, the lack of the nurture side while daddy’s in prison could give the little munchkin a chance, no?
    Scratch that. Just realised the child will be raised by a woman who shagged THAT.

  • http://truecrimereport.com iLLusionS

     I absolutely agree, in fact I gave this very little attention when they were on the run…because I almost felt like by watching it, or giving a flying fug about it, I was giving them exactly what they sought. Attention.

  • OutOfBubbleGum

    “do something stupid that ended up as an accident”

    You’re right.  Firing an AK-47 at cops is not stupid. 

    What’s stupid is a county not giving their officers enough time on the firing range. 

    Maybe if these criminal held up a giant funnel infront of them, then the cops may have shot them.

  • kimbev69

    My cousin robbed a bank next to his house and got 5 yrs and he used a gun

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    This has been explain before, but to qualify for a Darwin Award you must do something stupid that that renders you physically incapable of breeding or passing on your damaged genes to the next generation. Not one of these people did that, so JGo is correct, they don’t qualify. So don’t be an ass to her. You are wrong. 

  • LeaveMeBe

    They were only sentenced for the crimes they committed in Colorado. He was already on probation for sexting the 11 yo girl in Florida and he violated his probation somehow and the siblings were trying to help him avoid jail. (Great plan by the way, right?) So they went on a crime spree which included shooting at officers in Florida, a bank robbery in Georgia and the high speed chase and firing on officers in Colorado. They still have to face the music in at least two other states. 

  • LeaveMeBe

    See reply to DKOS above.

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    I wasn’t commenting on the length of the sentence, I was just giving Sam a smart ass answer that technically one was a pedo and the others condoned it. I hope they all get more time just for being morons, however the sentences will be 
    concurrently which means they would somehow have to be sentenced for longer what they already have been. 

  • LeaveMeBe

    Darwin Awards are usually awarded to people who are dead and did something extremely stupid to get that way and Honorable Mentions are awarded to people who somehow miraculously survived their stupidity and should be dead. We really need to come up with an award that recognizes stupidity in general, but I’m afraid 75% of the population would be getting them and that fits right in with whats effed up with the younger generations today anyway, everyone gets an award no matter what.

  • sugarpie

    Nice.  I hope prison life is rough on them all.

  • LeaveMeBe

    Oops. Sorry I missed the snarkiness. And hopefully they will get way more time for the armed bank robbery and the pedo will end up with life for whatever he did to break his probation and the shoot-out with the cops in Florida. I hope the incubator for his spawn is smart enough to keep the kid away from him and his auntie and unlce even while they are locked up but since she got pregnant by a known pedophile I’m betting she won’t. :(

  • newstarshipsmell

    “however the sentences will be concurrently which means they would somehow have to be sentenced for longer what they already have been.”

    No, the Colorado judge ruled they *could* be concurrent sentences; the Florida and Federal judges don’t necessarily have to concur – so there’s hope yet!

  • curiousalways

    my problem is them shooting at officers who risk their lives everyday to keep us safe.  I’m sorry, you shoot at an officer, they should throw away the key.  Just how I feel.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SI2B7QEP5JTB2LMKBAU64I4TII Steve

    Fuck all of them-they were protecting a pedophile, someone who was well above age for sexting a 11 year old girl. We needed protection FROM HIM. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GWBV2FUY3OBYX3RNK6I44QSC7I Kwum

    Judging from the inbred blank stare…Lemme guess this “trio” also dabbled in incest?

  • JohnQknowitall

    Sad. Sad. Sad. Somebody fucked these people up as children. I would like to know what the fuck happened.

  • Snickering_Hydra

    Not the type of “gang” one would want to be associated with. Wonder if it’s the only thing they like to keep in the family…

    Lucky for them firing an AK47 out of a car isn’t as easy as it seems. But really, what is this nonsense about helping their brother out? Was the plan something like this?

    (1 Ditch probation and git some guns (most likely from Uncle so-and-so or from the shed )

    (2 Road trip with pit stop at bank in georgia for $$

    (3. Evade pursuit ( Whoops.)

    (4. Using money, travel to distant country where it would be okay for pedo brother to have sexual relations with all the underage girls he wants.

  • Heather4877

    Dylan looks jacked the fuck up. 

  • onlyme356

    What a way to waste your life

  • whisperswing

    Dougherty gang returns to Ga. for bank robbery charges

    ALBANY, Ga. —
    Georgia authorities are getting their chance to lay out charges against three siblings accused of carving out a cross-country crime spree that started in Florida and ended with a shootout in Colorado.
    […]
    They faces charges in the state of robbing a bank for cash that helped fuel their escape.”The three Dougherty siblings could have killed anybody at any time,” said Sheriff Chris Nocco of Pasco County, Fla. “We’re just blessed that no civilians were hurt and no law enforcement officers were hurt.”
    […]

    http://baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2012/5/15/dougherty_gang_retur.html

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lil-Bit/679912203 Lil Bit

     > He was already on probation for sexting the 11 yo girl in Florida and he violated his probation somehow

    That’s what really scares me. I think this guy should’ve been the one to get the most time. Not only was he with his siblings during the crime spree, he was the root of it. He sexted an 11 year old (eeeeeww!) and then did something *else* that could have gotten him in more trouble. On top of it, he’s wanting to get his hands on his unborn child – after getting all pervy with a kid.

    Keep that guy in jail – and his kid safe.

  • LeaveMeBe

    I agree. My point was this story was about their sentencing for crimes in Colorado not anywhere else and that he will (hopefully) be sentenced harsher in Florida for what he did.

  • captaingrumpy

    Funny  or more correctly, disgusting how,the woman can be remorseful but the man is not. Even though they both apologized.

  • Steve

    Enjoy your 35 Year sentences! See you in 2047!