Fla. Siblings Planned Life in Mexico After Crime Spree

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WALSENBURG, Colo. 9-21-11

A Colorado detective says a sister and two brothers accused in a cross-country crime spree planned to flee to Mexico and obtain fraudulent documents.

Colorado Springs police Det. Larry Dyer testified Tuesday that one of the siblings, 21-year-old Ryan Edward Dougherty, said he hatched the plan after he was convicted in Florida of sending sexually explicit text messages to an 11-year-old girl.

Dyer says Dougherty came up with the idea the day he was sentenced to register as a sex offender.

The new details in the case emerged during a hearing in southern Colorado where the trio was captured last month after a widely publicized manhunt.

The siblings are accused of robbing a bank in Georgia and shooting at police officers in Florida and Colorado.


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  • by BER THEY DONT KNOW ONE WORD OF SPANISH Location: around on Sep 21, 2011 at 01:14 PM
    they were so smart. they would have blended right in in mexico.
  • by Steve Location: Not in Pueblo anymore on Sep 21, 2011 at 09:25 AM
    I have something to tell you folks. They were just perhaps hours away from having(or may have even obtained)fake documents to cross the border. I'm not throwing stones at the 1%'ers, but in Colorado there are two outlaw motorcycle clubs that reside with an uneasy truce in and around Colorado Springs, and Pueblo. The Banditos and The Son's of Silence. That is one of the ways they finance their MC, through documents. Thanx.
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      by F B I on Sep 21, 2011 at 01:05 PM in reply to Steve
      steve do you have proof of this?
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        by Steve Not in Marietta on Sep 21, 2011 at 03:40 PM in reply to F B I
        Yes I do! in this bag right here
  • by Captain Obvious Location: Tallahassee on Sep 21, 2011 at 08:14 AM
    I think my comments are bit more clever than that.
  • by yea Location: bradfordville on Sep 21, 2011 at 06:24 AM
    thanks captain obvious
  • by John T. Herring, Location: Opp, Alabama on Sep 21, 2011 at 05:52 AM
    There an old saying that saids that crime does not pay. In the case two brothers and sister that went on a cross-country crime spree. no good will ever come from a life of crime. crime is just a dead-end street that goes nowhere fast.
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