Dougherty siblings who admitted to Colorado crime spree get 35 years in jail for GA bank robbery

Ryan Dougherty called sentence 'rash'

VALDOSTA, Ga. - A judge sentenced each of the Dougherty siblings to more than 35 years in jail Monday, for a bank robbery in Georgia.

Senior Judge Hugh Lawson sentenced Ryan Dougherty, Lee Grace Dougherty and Dylan Dougherty Stanley to identical sentences for their role in the robbery of a South Georgia bank.  All three pleaded guilty to bank robbery and firearm charges.

Their spree began in Florida and ended in a shootout in Colorado.

Lawson said it was a miracle that no one was killed.

Ryan Dougherty protested the judge's decision and called it rash.

In April, the siblings were sentenced in connection with their capture in Colorado.

Dylan Stanley-Dougherty, received the maximum prison sentence -- 32 years -- for his guilty plea to one charge of first-degree assault. He was accused of firing an assault rifle at pursuing officers before they were captured.

Ryan Dougherty was sentenced to 18 years after pleading guilty to five counts of menacing.

Their sister, Lee Grace Dougherty, was sentenced to 24 years.

They still face charges in Florida for allegedly shooting at an officer during a high-speed chase.

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