1 of 3 fugitive siblings pleads not guilty in CO

By the Associated Press | October 31, 2011 | 1:10 PM EDT

Lee Grace Dougherty, left rear, is driven to the Huerfano County Courthouse, Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 in Walsenberg, Colo. Dougherty is making a scheduled court appearance for charges relating to her Aug. 10, 2011 arrest following a dramatic cross-country crime spree with her siblings that included a shootout with police officers. (AP Photo/The Pueblo Chieftain, Mike Sweeney)

WALSENBURG, Colo. (AP) — One of three fugitive siblings accused in a series of crimes across multiple states has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from their eventual capture in Colorado.

KRDO-TV reports that 29-year-old Lee Grace Dougherty (DAHK'-ur-tee) entered her plea Monday in Walsenburg. She and her two brothers were captured Aug. 10 after a chase and what authorities say was a shootout.

The siblings from Florida face five counts each of attempted second-degree murder and first-degree assault, as well as other felony charges related to the chase.

Twenty-six-year-old Dylan Stanley-Dougherty and 21-year-old Ryan Edward Dougherty are scheduled to appear before a judge on Nov. 28.


Information from: KRDO-TV, http://www.krdo.com/