Sibling suspects spotted in Chattanooga captured in Colorado

Sibling suspects spotted in Chattanooga captured in Colorado

August 10th, 2011 by Associated Press 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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Two men and a woman - siblings who were being sought for crimes in Florida and Georgia - have been captured in Colorado, the FBI confirmed Wednesday.

Twenty-one-year-old Ryan Edward Dougherty, 26-year-old Dylan Dougherty Stanley and 29-year-old Lee Grace Dougherty had been targets of a weeklong nationwide search. FBI Special Agent Steve Emmett said Wednesday that the three were in custody in Colorado.

The Colorado State Patrol said the trio was captured near Walsenburg in southern Colorado after a short chase that ended in a crash. Trooper Richard Krantz said they were driving a car described in a reported sighting of the siblings in Colorado Springs on Tuesday.

A weeklong nationwide search for trio had earlier shifted to Colorado, where authorities say they believe the trio made a purchase at an outdoors store and could be headed to a campground or rural area to try to avoid capture.

Authorities said they received credible information that people matching their descriptions were spotted in Colorado. They also were believed to be armed and dangerous, said Dave Joly, spokesman for the FBI's Denver office.

The manhunt for the siblings began Aug. 2. The three are suspected of firing at least 20 shots at a Florida officer who tried to pull them over for speeding in a chase at speeds up to 100 mph.

Hours later, three people wearing masks robbed a bank in Valdosta, Ga., about 210 miles north. One robber brandished an AK-47 assault rifle while another was photographed by a security camera waving a machine pistol, the FBI said.

Authorities said a white sedan similar to the one involved in the Florida shooting was spotted in Georgia and Chattanooga, Tenn.

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