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Dougherty siblings sentenced for multi-state crime spree

Lee Grace Dougherty, Ryan Edward Dougherty and Dylan Dougherty Stanley. CBS

Lee Grace Dougherty, Ryan Edward Dougherty and Dylan Stanley Dougherty
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(CBS/AP) DENVER - Three Florida siblings accused in a multi-state crime spree that involved a daring bank robbery in Georgia were given prison time Monday on charges in Colorado, where they were captured after a nationwide manhunt.

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Ryan Dougherty was given 18 years; Lee Grace Dougherty received 24 years; and Dylan Stanley-Dougherty got 32 years - the maximum he faced- at separate hearings. Prosecutors say Stanley-Dougherty was the one who fired at officers pursuing the siblings before their Aug. 10 capture.

The hearings effectively end the siblings' stay in Colorado as Georgia authorities await their extradition.

The three were the focus of a cross-country search last year after authorities say they fired at a police officer in Florida and robbed a Georgia bank. The search ended with a police chase in Colorado, where shots were fired at officers before the siblings' car rolled and crashed into a guard rail.

Lee Grace Dougherty, 29, had faced up to 28 years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree assault and two counts of menacing in the Colorado case. In court Monday, the judge told her that as the oldest of the three siblings, she should have shown better judgment.

"I'd like to say it was a lapse in judgment but 10 days is not a lapse in judgment," Lee Grace Dougherty said. "It was bad, poor judgment."

All three are expected to soon be transported to Albany, Ga., where they face a May 15 court hearing.

Complete coverage of the Dougherty siblings on Crimesider

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