Dougherty brothers Dylan and Ryan have pleaded guilty to multiple felony charges in a Colorado court on Thursday, February 16.
According to the Associated Press (AP), during their appearance in Huerfano County Court in Walsenburg, Co., on February 16 Ryan, 22, pleaded guilty to five counts of felony menacing, while eldest brother Dylan, 26, pleaded guilty to first-degree assault. Ryan faces 20 years in prison and Dylan could face up to 32 years, the longest possible sentence of the three Dougherty siblings. Sister Lee Grace, 29, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted first-degree assault and two counts of felony menacing on February 9 and faces up to 28 years in prison, with a minimum sentence of nine years.
After nearly six months in jail, the trio will be sentenced together on April 30. The three Dougherty siblings were arrested in Colorado after a cross-country crime spree that began in August, just east of Wesley Chapel.
Dylan was recently transferred, from the Huerfano County Jail that all three had been held at, to the Pueblo County Jail, about 45 miles north, after deputies discovered a makeshift knife, escape plans and a letter to both the F.B.I. and his sister about his planned escape. The AP reports that charges of conspiracy to escape and possession of contraband have been dropped in Dylan’s plea deal.