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FBI Manhunt for Merritt Island Woman and Her Brothers

A nationwide manhunt is under way for a Merritt Island woman and her brothers.  Brevard County Clerk of Court records show that Lee Grace Dougherty had an address in Merritt Island, Florida.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation:

On August 2, 2011, at approximately 12:20 p.m., law enforcement officials responded to an armed robbery at Certus Bank, 460 Norman Drive in Valdosta, Georgia. Three individuals, later identified as siblings Lee Grace Dougherty, Ryan Edward Dougherty, and Dylan Dougherty Stanley, had entered the bank through the front entrance.  As the robbers entered the bank, shots were fired towards the ceiling and everyone in the bank was instructed to get down. At least two of the robbers brandished weapons, one described as being an AK-47 type assault rifle and the other appearing to be a machine pistol, while the other robber obtained an undisclosed amount of money.  All three robbers then departed the bank and were observed fleeing in an older model white, four-door sedan.
It should be noted that these individuals are also suspects in the attempted murder of a Zephyrhills, Florida, police officer earlier that same day.  On August 2, 2011, at 7:00 a.m., a patrol officer for that department was in pursuit of a four-door white vehicle. The suspects in the vehicle began to shoot at the patrol officer and subsequently disabled the patrol vehicle. Multiple calibers were used in that shooting.  The suspect vehicle was described as being a 2006 white Subaru Impreza, New York license plate FBE 5900.

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