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Last Dougherty Gang Sibling Pleads Guilty

By November 10, 2012

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The third sibling member of the "Dougherty Gang" has entered a guilty plea on charges related to a 2011 bank robbery in south Georgia. Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 27, pleaded guilty in federal court in Valdosta to charges of bank robbery and using a firearm during the commission of a crime.

All three siblings - Dylan, Ryan and Lee Grace - will be sentenced Dec. 17.

Ryan and Lee Grace entered their pleas last month. Details of their plea deals have not been released in court filings. The bank robbery charges carry a sentence up to 25 years and the firearms charge has a maximum sentence of 10 years.

The three siblings, who went on a crime spree in August 2011, have already been sentenced in Colorado where their spree came to an end during a chase and shootout with police. Ryan Dougherty was sentenced to 18 years, Lee Grace Dougherty to 24 years and Dylan Dougherty to 32 years.

During the sentencing hearing, Judge Hugh Lawson honored Dylan's request to refer to him as "Mr. Dougherty" instead of "Mr. Stanley." His attorney explained that although Stanley is his legal name, given to him by his adoptive parents, he prefers his birth name Dougherty.

See Also:
Last of 3 Ala. Siblings Enters Plea in Ga. Bank Robbery

Background:
The Dougherty Gang

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