WALSENBURG, Colo. (CBS4/AP) — A hearing where two fugitive brothers from Florida were expected to enter a plea or advise a judge of the resolution of their Colorado case has been postponed.
Ryan Dougherty, 21, and Dylan Stanley-Dougherty, 26, appeared separately in district court in Walsenburg Monday morning. They face five counts each in Colorado of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, and other felony charges related to a high speed chase and what authorities say was a shootout before their capture Aug. 10.
A hearing is now scheduled for Feb. 16 for both brothers.
They also are accused of shooting at a police officer in Florida and a Georgia bank robbery.
The hearing comes after police say Dylan Stanley-Dougherty was planning a jail break from the jail he was being held at in Walsenburg. He’s now being held in the Pueblo County Jail for safekeeping.
Dylan Stanley-Dougherty was supposed to appear before the judge in Walsenburg via video from the Pueblo County Jail. But somebody from the sheriff’s department apparently didn’t get that message and Dylan Stanley-Dougherty was brought into court. Chief District Judge Claude Appel admonished deputies for transporting Dylan Stanley-Dougherty from Pueblo.
The Doughertys face a total of 76 charges.
Colorado, federal and Florida prosecutors are discussing a plea deal to decide what each wants to do in the case. Sister Lee Grace Dougherty pleaded not guilty to the Colorado charges.
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