Phillips Returns to Chemung County

July 22, 2010 Updated Sep 10, 2006 at 12:45 AM EDT

Dressed in an orange jumpsuit, and shackled in handcuffs, Ralph "Bucky" Phillips is led out of the Chemung County courthouse in Elmira.

There he was arraigned on eight charges, the most serious: attempted aggravated murder for the suspected June 10th shooting of Trooeper Sean Brown in the Town of Veteran.

"The grand jury has heard the evidence and I'm very confident that we will be able to sustain those charges," said John Trice, Chemung County District Attorney.

Phillips entered no plea on all 8 charges, which included criminal possession of a weapon and stolen property.

He was ordered to remain in Chemung County jail, without bail until an October 23 court date.

Chemung County Sheriff Christopher Moss says the jail is taking extra security measures for Phillips.

He'll be placed in a maximum security cell.

Moss and other law enforcement are relieved the search for Phillips is over.

State Police Troop E Commander Major Steven White says Phillips was cooperative and calm while being booked at State Police Barracks in Horseheads.

"It's a great relief for us that this manhunt has come to an end. It's been a very difficult summer for all of our people," said Major Steven White, Troop E Commander with the New York state police.

A difficult search that has ended with Phillips finally behind bars.

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