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.…Continue Reading
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.…Continue Reading
Pittsburgh – Two days before 24-year-old Philicia Barbieri, a former science teacher at the Pittsburgh School for the Creative and Performing Arts, was arrested with her boyfriend for their role in a bank robbery last week, she had admitted to stealing 10 to 15 laptops from the magnet school.
Between January and March, Barbieri was stealing laptops from the high school. She was finally caught by surveillance camera and admitted the thefts. She told police she stole the laptops, worth about $22,500, to support a heroin habit she and her boyfriend, 28-year-old Alvin Carter, had recently acquired.
Two days later, the couple became desperate for money when their landlord stopped by to collect the rent they were three months behind in. They figured robbing their former bank would be a quick solution to their financial crisis.
So Carter allegedly walked into the Fifth Third Bank and gave a note to the teller that said, “Give me $2,000 or I will shoot you … No dye packs.” The teller handed over $3,640 and Mr.…Continue Reading
Police say that on Friday, 45-year-old Michael Ames entered a South Ogden Key Bank threatening everyone inside with a gun and forcing them into a back room. He fled the scene after bank workers gave him an unknown amount of money he had demanded. Police lost sight of him during a high-speed chase, and Ames used that time to abandon his vehicle and carjacked a woman’s Jeep at gunpoint, only to crash the vehicle a little while later.
That’s when Ames picked the wrong house to break into.
The home belonged to Tyler Grove where he lived with his wife and two children. Grove had grabbed a baseball bat after hearing someone breaking into his home and commenced to give Ames a pretty sound beating. ”Tyler was ready with a baseball bat and I heard he struggled all the way until he chased the guy outside,” said neighbor Rob Cowen.…Continue Reading
GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Before 37-year-old Erica Fay Anderson picked up her two daughters from Highland Elementary School, she made a stop by Umpqua Bank. Slipping a note to the teller demanding cash, she took the money and left the scene in her vehicle driven by 19-year-old Joshua Kemp Deeter Tseu. Witnesses at the scene were able to provide police with a description of the car as well as the license plate number, so it wasn’t to hard for police to figure out who she was. They were waiting for her at her home when she returned with her children. Tseu was picked up later at his home. Both have face charges of second-degree robbery and first-degree theft. Anderson’s kids were turned over to the Oregon Department of Human Services. I cannot wait to see how the two lawyers blame the other’s client for this incident. But hey, at least this mother waited to rob something after her kids were in school and didn’t take them along with her like that one mom did (a story I know we did but for the life of me could not find).…Continue Reading
Symmes Twp., OH – According to authorities, the two young girls entered the First National Bank Tuesday afternoon, handed the teller a note demanding money, and walked out of the bank with their loot. Though the girls did not appear to be armed, they did threaten to harm employees if their demand for green wasn’t met. And a grown ass adult handed over an undisclosed amount of cash. Ummm…what the fuck? The girls didn’t enter the bank with guns a-blazin’, didn’t imply they were gonna blow the place up, didn’t even walk in with the whole ‘finger in my pocket but I’ll let you think it’s a gun’ trick. As a matter of fact, it looks like one of them is talking on a cell phone. Unbelievable. I think a quick punch to the throat would’a fixed the little shits. The older girl, believed to be between the ages of 14 and 16, is described as black, heavyset, and about 5’4″ – she was wearing a dark knit cap, dark hoodie, and blue jeans.…Continue Reading
Denver, Colorado – Has it really gotten to this point? Has the media really gotten people so scared of the swine flu that it can be used as a weapon? Possibly. A man wearing a mask and surgical gloves walked into the Wells Fargo Bank in Cherry Creek North on Thursday and handed a teller a note. While the exact wording has not been released, it has been reported that the note demanded money and informed the teller that he had the H1N1 virus. The teller gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash who then fled. The man is being described as being being 40- to 45-years old, 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall and weighing 160 pounds. Anyone with information about the bank robbery is asked to call the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at 303-629-7171 or remain anonymous and earn up to $2,000 by calling CRIMESTOPPERS. I cannot wait to hear what the man was reportedly going to do if the teller had refused.…Continue Reading
Saginaw, MI- Mark E. White, 50, was paroled on June 16 after serving some time in prison for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and violating a previous parole. After being free for a little over three weeks, he must have either gotten really homesick for Bubba’s lovin’ arms or he’s just too stupid to stay out of trouble. Around 2:30 p.m. on July 8, White allegedly robbed the Citizens Bank in Saginaw without thinking of a getaway plan. In a hurry to disappear from the scene of the crime, White decided to flag down a vehicle and hitch a ride. Funny thing is, he chose the wrong car.…Continue Reading
Wachovia, TX- Just last Thursday around 2:30 p.m., Daniel Duran, 50, walked into a bank and informed a teller he had a gun. He demanded for her to give him money. The frightened teller did as he commanded, but she also threw in some bundles containing exploding dye packs. The dumb-ass stuffed the loot down his pants and took off out of the bank. The dye packs exploded and a man who was sitting in his car at the bank’s drive-thru saw Duran flee from the bank with red dye coming out of his pants. The man decided to get involved.…Continue Reading
Raleigh, NC - Larry Whitfield was a 20-year-old man with no prior criminal record until this week. Now, due to a string of very bad decisions that led to his scaring 79-year-old Mary Parnell to death, he stands accused of first degree murder. I’ll tell you what: that’s one hell of a bad week.…Continue Reading
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Unamused Cat posted this story in our forums, and the mental image was funny enough that I thought I would put it up to the front for everyone. On Monday, Algernon James, 39 and a father of three, decided to rob the Pompano Beach Washington Mutual by handing a teller a note demanding money. He was given an envelope of cash, which he stuck in his pocket and then fled the scene, making a seemingly clean getaway.…Continue Reading