Search for fugitive siblings reaches Nashville

Search for fugitive siblings reaches Nashville

August 9th, 2011 by The Tennessean in Local - Breaking News

In this undated FBI photo, Ryan Edward Dougherty, left, Lee Grace Dougherty and Dylan Dougherty Stanley are shown. Investigators say they received a tip that three Florida siblings accused of firing shots at a Florida police car and then robbing a bank in south Georgia may have traveled to Tennessee. Authorities have been pursuing the siblings since Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/FBI via the Atlanta Journal & Constitution)

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Nahville Metro Police questioned a woman Thursday morning who strongly resembled 29-year-old Lee Grace Dougherty, one of three fugitive siblings on the run from Florida.

"It was a case of mistaken identity,'' said Metro Police spokesman Don Aaron. "The maintenance staff called police because the woman strongly resembled the woman who is being sought.''

A nationwide manhunt began Aug. 2 for the trio who took off after firing shots at a Zephyrhills, Fla., police officer who tried to pull them over for speeding.

Hours later, three people wearing masks robbed the Certus Bank in Valdosta, Ga., about 210 miles north.

Authorities say a white sedan similar to the one involved in the Florida shooting has been spotted in Georgia and Chattanooga, Tenn.

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