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Bail for Dougherty gang set at $1.25 million each

The FBI has confirmed three suspects believed to be the Dougherty siblings have been captured near Walsenburg, roughly 90 miles south of Colorado Springs, Colo.
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FBI: Dougherty gang caught in Colorado after high speed chase
Dougherty gang caught in Colorado after high speed chase.
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(CBS/AP) Pueblo, Colo. - A Pueblo County judge set bond at $1.25 million each on Thursday for the three fugitive siblings known as the "Dougherty gang" who were wanted for crimes in Florida and Georgia.

Pictures: The Dougherty siblings

The siblings -- Ryan Edward Dougherty, 21; Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 26; and Lee Grace Dougherty, 29 -- had been targets of a weeklong nationwide search until their capture Wednesday in southern Colorado, about 85 miles South of Colorado Springs.

Thursday morning, the oldest and only female in the crew, Lee Dougherty, initially told federal investigators that she and her brothers "weren't trying to hurt anyone" during a wild chase and shootout. The three made their first court appearance in Pueblo, Colo., appearing by video from jail.

The siblings now face charges of attempted murder of a police officer and assault on a police officer. The charges stem from allegations that they shot at authorities in Colorado.

Patrol Chief Col. James M. Wolfinbarger said someone reported a car matching the description about 9 a.m. Wednesday, and that troopers spotted the car south of the city of Pueblo about a half-hour later. Troopers tried to stop the car but the driver eluded them.

During the ensuing chase, the suspects fired shots at troopers. However, the troopers did not return fire. Wolfinbarger said the car crashed on Interstate 25 near an exit, but no details were available. He said the suspects were then taken into custody, including one of whom was arrested after a foot chase.

According to an arrest affidavit, Lee Dougherty was shot in the leg by Walsenburg, Colo., Police Chief James Chamberlain after she pointed a machine gun at him. The document says she later told police, "I deserved to get shot."

A weeklong nationwide search for the fugitives shifted to Colorado after they were spotted in Colorado Springs on Tuesday. This is where authorities believed the trio made a purchase at an outdoors store and was headed to a campground or rural area to try to avoid capture.

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.

Barbara Bell of East Palatka, Fla., spoke briefly Thursday to The Associated Press but declined to discuss their ordeal, saying she didn't think it would help them in the long run.

"Thank God they're not tried by the media," she said. "They're tried in a court of law and their story will come out at that time."

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