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UPDATE: Dougherty Sister 'Deserved To Get Shot,' Mother Devastated After Children Captured (VIDEO)

First Posted: 08/11/11 10:03 AM ET Updated: 10/11/11 06:12 AM ET

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) -- A woman caught with her two brothers after a nationwide manhunt told Colorado authorities she "deserved to get shot," according to an arrest affidavit.

Lee Grace Dougherty, 29, Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 26, and Ryan Edward Dougherty, 21, are being held in Pueblo County, Colo., on bonds of $1.25 million each. The three made their first court appearance Thursday in Pueblo, Colo., appearing by video from jail.

They face charges of attempted murder of a peace officer and assault on a peace officer. The charges stem from allegations that they shot at authorities in Colorado.

Lee Dougherty was shot in the leg by Walsenburg, Colo., Police Chief James Chamblerlain after she pointed a machine gun at him, according to the affidavit. The document says she later told police, "I deserved to get shot."

Their mother, Barbara Bell of East Palatka, Fla., spoke briefly Thursday to The Associated Press but declined to discuss their ordeal, saying she didn't think it would help them in the long run.

"Thank God they're not tried by the media," she said. "They're tried in a court of law and their story will come out at that time."

Bell hung up the phone shortly after a reporter called, saying she needed to keep the line open for concerned family members to reach her.

"I'm devastated and I'm trying to be strong for other family members," Bell said. "Throughout all of this, I think everybody just wanted it to stop. And now it's over."

Her children - Lee Grace Dougherty, 29, Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 26, and Ryan Edward Dougherty, 21, - face four Colorado state charges each of first-degree assault on a peace officer.

They were scheduled for a first appearance in court Thursday in Pueblo, Colo. Authorities said the trio will appear by video from the jail, and won't be transported to the courtroom.

The siblings also have no-bond warrants in Georgia and Florida on charges they shot at a police officer in Florida and robbed a bank in Georgia.

"These three have a big legal mess in front of them and at some point they'll face charges in all those jurisdictions," FBI Special Agent Phil Niedringhaus said.

After images of the trio were broadcast on television, someone tipped Colorado state troopers and the Pueblo County sheriff around 9 a.m. Wednesday that the suspects might be at a campground south of Colorado Springs, Colo.

A Pueblo County sheriff's detective spotted the car near an interstate highway that day, followed it discreetly until state troopers joined him, and the chase was on.

AK-47 rounds were fired at the four patrol cars during the pursuit south on the interstate, where speeds exceeded 100 mph, said Lt. Col. Anthony Padilla of the Colorado State Patrol.

In Walsenburg, Colo., troopers deployed spiked stop strips across the interstate. A tire was punctured on the Subaru the siblings were driving, sending it rolling and crashing into a guardrail.

Lee Dougherty was shot in the leg after she pointed a gun at a police officer near the car, authorities said, adding that she was trying to escape on foot. Another one of the suspects was apprehended after a brief foot chase.

Three highway workers reportedly helped track and capture that sibling. Dave Dallaguardia told ABC's "Good Morning America" Thursday that he followed Ryan Dougherty in his truck even after the fugitive had motioned at him as if he had a gun.

Dallaguardia said he had no idea he was chasing one of the Dougherty siblings and his wife later scolded him for pursuing him. He said he and his co-workers came from small, blue-collar towns.

"If you need to lend a hand, you lend a hand and help people out," Dallaguardia said.

Lee Dougherty was treated at a Walsenburg hospital for a gunshot wound and her brothers received treatment for injuries suffered in the crash. They were later transferred to Pueblo County Jail.

The trio reportedly had bought camping gear and were hiding out in the remote San Isabel National Forest in southern Colorado.

PHOTOS: Dougherty Siblings

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  • Lee Grace Dougherty Personal Photo

    Personal photo from Lee Grace Dougherty's <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/53633968@N06/" target="_hplink">Flickr account</a>.

  • Lee Grace Dougherty Personal Photo

    Personal photo from Lee Grace Dougherty's <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/53633968@N06/" target="_hplink">Flickr account</a>.

  • Lee Grace Dougherty Personal Photo

    Personal photo from Lee Grace Dougherty's <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/53633968@N06/" target="_hplink">Flickr account</a>.

  • Lee Grace Dougherty Personal Photo

    Personal photo from Lee Grace Dougherty's <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/53633968@N06/" target="_hplink">Flickr account</a>.

  • Lee Grace Dougherty Personal Photo

    Personal photo from Lee Grace Dougherty's <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/53633968@N06/" target="_hplink">Flickr account</a>.

  • Dougherty Gang

    In this undated FBI photo, Ryan Edward Dougherty, 21, Lee Grace Dougherty, 29, and Dylan Stanley-Dougherty, 26, are shown. Police said Tuesday they have received "credible information" that people matching the description of three siblings connected to crimes in Florida and Georgia were spotted in Colorado. Authorities have been pursuing Ryan Edward Dougherty, Dylan Stanley-Dougherty and Lee Grace Dougherty since Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011.

  • Fugitive Dougherty Siblings Captured in Colorado

    The Dougherty's car is seen crashed near Wallensburg, CO on Wednesday Aug. 10, 2011.

  • Fugitive Dougherty Siblings Captured in Colorado

    Officials from the Colorado State Patrol and Pueblo County Sheriff's Office surround a crashed white Subaru Impreza that was carrying the fugitive Dougherty Siblings Wednesday Aug. 10, 2011. The siblings set off on a multi-state crime spree last week, after shooting at a Florida police officer and robbing a bank in Valdosta, GA.

  • Fugitive Dougherty Siblings Captured in Colorado

    The Dougherty's car is seen crashed near Wallensburg, CO on Wednesday Aug. 10, 2011.

  • Fugitive Dougherty Siblings Captured in Colorado

    An unidentifed member of the Dougherty gang is seen being taken away on a stretcher after crashing following a high speed pursuit with law enforcement outside Wallensburg, CO on Wednesday Aug. 10, 2011.

  • Fugitive Dougherty Siblings Captured in Colorado

    An unidentifed member of the Dougherty gang is seen being taken away on a stretcher after crashing following a high speed pursuit with law enforcement outside Wallensburg, CO on Wednesday Aug. 10, 2011.

  • Dougherty Gang

    Heavily armed: The gang during the Georgia bank robbery. Two held guns while one grabbed the money

  • Dougherty Gang

    Heavily armed: The gang during the Georgia bank robbery. Two held guns while one grabbed the money

  • Dougherty Gang

    Billboards are going up along interstates describing the fugitive siblings and the car they were last spotted in.

  • Dougherty Gang

    Billboards are going up along interstates describing the fugitive siblings and the car they were last spotted in.

  • Dougherty Gang

    Zephyrhills Police Department dash cam of Doughtery suspects

  • Dougherty Gang

    Zephyrhills Police Department dash cam of Doughtery suspects

  • Dylan Stanley-Dougherty

    This photo provided by the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 shows Dylan Stanley-Dougherty, 26. An FBI manhunt for Stanley and his two siblings ended Wednesday with a police chase in Colorado, where shots were fired at officers before the suspects' car rolled and crashed into a guard rail. The siblings are accused of shooting at a police officer in Florida and robbing a Georgia bank. (AP Photo/Pueblo County Sheriff's Office)

  • Lee Grace Dougherty

    This photo provided by the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 shows Lee Grace Dougherty, 29. An FBI manhunt for Dougherty and her two brothers ended Wednesday with a police chase in Colorado, where shots were fired at officers before the suspects' car rolled and crashed into a guard rail. The siblings are accused of shooting at a police officer in Florida and robbing a Georgia bank. (AP Photo/Pueblo County Sheriff's Office)

  • Ryan Dougherty

    This photo provided Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2011 by the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office shows Ryan Dougherty, 21. An FBI manhunt for Dougherty and his two siblings ended Wednesday with a police chase in Colorado, where shots were fired at officers before the suspects' car rolled and crashed into a guard rail. The siblings are accused of shooting at a police officer in Florida and robbing a Georgia bank. (AP Photo/Pueblo County Sheriff's Office)

  • After The Arrest

    FBI agents sort through bags of evidence that they confiscated after the arrest of three fugitive siblings wanted in Florida and Georgia after they crashed their automobile and were arrested near Walsenburg, Colo., on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

  • Spanish Peak's Medical Center in Colorado

    Police guard the emergency entrance to Spanish Peak's Medical Center in Walsenburg, Colo., where three fugitive siblings wanted in Florida and Georgia are being treated after they crashed their automobile and were arrested near Walsenburg, Colo., on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011. Ryan Edward Dougherty, 21; Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 26; and Lee Grace Dougherty, 29, were targets of a nationwide search after they were accused of the crime spree. The three were captured Wednesday in Colorado after crashing their car into a highway barrier during a high-speed chase. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

  • Lee Grace Dougherty

    Lee Grace Dougherty appears in district court to be advised of the charges against her in Walsenburg, Colo., on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. She faces four counts of attempted murder of a peace officer and assault involving the Aug. 10 chase that ended a nationwide manhunt. The case was moved from Pueblo County to Huerfano County, where the manhunt ended. Lee Grace Dougherty and her brothers are also are accused of shooting at another officer in Florida and robbing a bank in Georgia. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

  • Ryan Dougherty

    Ryan Dougherty appears in district court to be advised of the charges against him in Walsenburg, Colo., on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. He faces four counts of attempted murder of a peace officer and assault involving the Aug. 10 chase that ended a nationwide manhunt. The case was moved from Pueblo County to Huerfano County, where the manhunt ended. Ryan Dougherty and his brother and sister are also are accused of shooting at another officer in Florida and robbing a bank in Georgia. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

  • Dylan Stanley-Dougherty

    Dylan Stanley-Dougherty appears in district court to be advised of the charges against him in Walsenburg, Colo., on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. He faces four counts of attempted murder of a peace officer and assault involving the Aug. 10 chase that ended a nationwide manhunt. The case was moved from Pueblo County to Huerfano County, where the manhunt ended. Dylan Stanley-Dougherty and his siblings are also are accused of shooting at another officer in Florida and robbing a bank in Georgia. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

  • Ryan Edward Dougherty Arrives At Courthouse

    Ryan Edward Doughtery, right, arrives at the courthouse in Walsenburg, Colo., on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, for a preliminary hearing. Ryan, 21, and his sister Lee Grace Doughtery, 29, and brother Dylan Stanley-Dougherty, 26, are accused in a cross-country crime spree that began in Florida and ended with a police chase and gunplay in Colorado.(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

  • Dylan Stanley-Dougherty Arrives At Courthouse

    Dylan Stanley-Dougherty, left, arrives at the courthouse in Walsenburg, Colo., on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, for a preliminary hearing. Dylan and his sister Lee Grace Doughtery, 29, and brother Ryan Edward Doughtery, 21, are accused in a cross-country crime spree that began in Florida and ended with a police chase and gunplay in Colorado. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

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