BREAKING NEWS: Dougherty Siblings Are NOW In Custody
America, especially our Southern states, can breath a bit easier...according to MSNBC TV, the three Dougherty siblings that have been on the run from authorities, have been caught!
The three siblings on the run from authorities are now in custody in Colorado following a high-speed chase and shootout, officials said Wednesday.
Pueblo County Sheriff Sheriff Kirk Taylor said the vehicle the siblings were last spotted in was seen at a Subway restaurant in Colorado City, NBC station KUSA reported.
Taylor said one suspect was in the car when deputies spotted it, and the other two siblings jumped in and a chase began. The roughly 20-mile chase ended when the siblings' vehicle crashed, according to Taylor. Speeds were over 100 mph at times, and shots were fired, Taylor said.
One of the three siblings reportedly was hit by gunfire and has non-life-threatening injuries.
The Colorado State Patrol confirmed the arrests via the Public Affairs Unit's Twitter account: "Short pursuit with 3 sibling fugitives from Florida ends in crash, three in custody."
Earlier, authorities said they received "credible information" that people matching the description of the three — 21-year-old Ryan Edward Dougherty, 26-year-old Dylan Dougherty Stanley and 29-year-old Lee Grace Dougherty — were spotted in Colorado.
A possible sighting near Interstate 25 north of downtown Colorado Springs was reported around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday (3:30 p.m. ET), Colorado Springs police said. The FBI had said the people spotted Tuesday were in a small white Subaru Impreza with the stolen Texas license plate LCS 909. The suspects were last seen in a 2006 white Impreza.
A nationwide 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.
Information via: MSNBC TV
NBC News and KUSA contributed to this report.