BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) New York State Corrections officials say Ralph "Bucky" Phillips, once the subject of the largest manhunt in New York State history, has been charged with possessing escape paraphernalia at the Clinton Correctional Facility in the North country.
Phillips has spent his time at Clinton in a special housing unit for inmates who do not follow the rules. Phillips reportedly has had a problem following the rules during his incarceration. He was cited for making threats, possessing homemade weapons, and throwing fecal matter more than two dozen times.
Spokesman for the DOC Peter Cutler told Eyewitness News, "He's had now as of, including yesterday, thirty infractions against department rules and regulations. He's no stranger to violating the rules of the system."
Sources say this time, Phillips was stuffing a sweatshirt with clothes, possibly to create a crude mannequin for an escape attempt.
Phillips escaped from the Erie County Correctional facility in 2006, killed a New York State trooper, and injured two others. Phillips was the subject of a five month long manhunt before he was captured.