PUEBLO, Colo. (CBS4) – The location for the court proceedings for the three siblings who were captured in Walsenberg last week after a nationwide manhunt has been decided.
The case for Lee Grace Dougherty, 29, Dylan Dougherty, 26, and Ryan Edward Dougherty, 21, is now expected to take place in Huerfano County.
The trio led the FBI across the country for more than a week before they were finally captured on Aug. 10.
They had faced tentative charges in both Pueblo and Huerfano counties that include attempted first-degree murder and assault but on Monday a Pueblo County prosecutor asked the judge to have the case take place in Huerfano County.
“We’ve spent a great deal of time discussing this, and we believe the more appropriate venue is Huerfano,” Assistant Pueblo DA James Coursey said in the courtroom.
Police say the siblings exchanged gunfire with police during a chase that ended in a crash along Interstate 25. The chase ended in Walsenburg after police put stop sticks on the highway and Lee Dougherty was shot in the leg by a police officer.
Dylan Dougherty was the only person from the group to appear in court on Monday. He was wearing a bandage on his right forearm. Ryan was also seen in a hallway.
Through his lawyer Ryan complained of a large lump on his head that may have caused a concussion. The attorney said he is not getting proper medical treatment in jail.
The siblings were originally wanted for allegedly shooting at a police officer in Florida on Aug. 2 and robbing a bank in Georgia afterwards. Ryan Edward also has a grand theft auto warrant in Florida.
It’s not clear if the siblings will be taken to a jail in Walsenburg or if they will remain in Pueblo County’s facility. The bonds for each of the siblings is currently at $2.5 million.