UPDATE: Fugitive siblings could be in Chattanooga area
By Associated Press
Suspects, from left, Ryan Edward Dougherty, Lee Grace Dougherty, and Stanley Dylan Dougherty./ courtesy FBI
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – Police say three Florida siblings accused of shooting a police in their home state and robbing a bank in Georgia could be in the Chattanooga area.
Authorities say a white sedan similar to the one involved in the Florida shooting has been spotted in Georgia and Chattanooga.
Authorities have been pursuing Ryan Edward Dougherty, Stanley Dylan Dougherty and Lee Grace Dougherty since Tuesday.
Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco says he hopes three fugitive siblings will make a mistake as they continue to elude authorities after allegedly shooting at a police officer in Florida and robbing a bank in Georgia.
Appearing on CBS's "The Early Show" Tuesday, Nocco called the Zephyrhills siblings "extremely dangerous." He says they wouldn't be afraid to "get into a battle with law enforcement."
A nationwide manhunt began Aug. 2 when the trio took off after firing shots at a Zephyrhills police officer who tried to pull them over for speeding. Sheriff Nocco says at least 20 bullets were fired at the officer. The officer was not injured in the firefight.
Hours later, three people wearing masks robbed the Certus Bank in Valdosta, Ga., about 210 miles north.
Over the weekend, Valdosta, Georgia, Police Commander Brian Childress says he received several leads, including separate calls saying the siblings' vehicle was spotted near Forsyth, Ga. and Chattanooga.
Local law enforcement agencies have issued a BOLO for the Dougherty siblings.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:45 AM EDT2013-05-22 09:45:10 GMT
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