Dougherty brothers make plea deal, sentencing set for April

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Dougherty gang and their crash site

Dylan Stanley Dougherty, Lee Grace Dougherty and Ryan Dougherty face sentenicng in Colorado for their crime spree that ended in a chase and crash

WALSENBURG, Colo. — Dylan and Ryan Dougherty pleaded guilty to reduced charges Thursday, and the brothers will join their sister, Lee Grace Dougherty, for sentencing in Walsenburg April 30.

Dylan Stanley Dougherty, 26, pleaded guilty to one count of First Degree Assault, a class 3 felony. The District Attorney dropped 22 other charges against Dougherty related to a crime spree he and his siblings were on that ended in a chase and crash on I-25 in southern Colorado in August.

Dylan Stanley Dougherty could get a maximum of 32 years in prison. Read Dylan Stanley Dougherty’s plea agreement.

Authorities accuse the three of going on a nationwide crime spree. They also face charges in Florida and Georgia.

Ryan Dougherty, 21, pleaded guilty Thursday to five counts of Menacing with a real or simulated weapon, a class 5 felony. He had 24 other charges dropped including assault and those related to laws he broke while authorities say he was driving the trio’s getaway car. He faces up to 20 years in prison. Read Ryan Dougherty’s plea agreement.

Lee Grace Dougherty, 29, pleaded guilty a week earlier to one count of attempted first-degree assault and two counts of menacing. She faces up to 28 years in prison at sentencing. Read Lee Grace Dougherty’s plea agreement.

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