September 7, 2006
FBI National Press Office
RALPH B. PHILLIPS ADDED TO FBI TOP TEN LIST
Federal Bureau of Investigation in conjunction with the
United States Attorney's Office for the Western District
of New York; United States Marshals Service; Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; and the New York State
Police announce today that Ralph B. Phillips has been placed
on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list.
is being sought for the June 10, 2006, shooting of a New
York State Trooper that occurred in Chemung County, New
York. He is also wanted for questioning in the shooting
death of a New York State Trooper and the wounding of another
on August 31, 2006, in Chautauqua County, New York. He should
be considered armed and extremely dangerous.
April 2, 2006, Ralph "Bucky" Phillips escaped
from the Erie County Correctional Facility in Alden, New
York. Phillips had been incarcerated on a minor parole violation
and was scheduled to be released within a week. Phillips
escaped by prying open a roof vent in the kitchen area of
the prison. He has been charged federally with unlawful
flight to avoid prosecution based on his escape.
June 10, 2006, at approximately 1:00AM, a New York State
Police Trooper was shot and wounded during a traffic stop
in a remote area of Chemung County, near Elmira, New York.
Phillips has been identified as the likely shooter.
August 31, 2006, two New York State Troopers were shot in
the vicinity of Cassadaga, New York. As a result of the
shootings, one of the Troopers died, and the other is in
serious condition. Phillips is a suspect in these shootings.
"Bucky" Phillips is described as a Native American
male, 6'0", 180 to 200 pounds, with black hair and
brown eyes. He was born on June 19, 1962, in New York State.
Phillips has a scar on his left finger. He may be clean
shaven or may have a moustache and/or beard. He may also
wear eyeglasses. He has ties to New York, Pennsylvania,
Ohio, and Kentucky.
B. Phillips is the 483rd person to be placed on the FBI's
"Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list, which was established
in 1950. Since then, 453 fugitives have been apprehended
or located, 147 of them as a result of citizen cooperation.
reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for information
leading directly to the arrest of Ralph B. Phillips. Individuals
with information concerning Phillips should take no action
themselves, but instead immediately contact the nearest
office of the FBI, United States Marshals Service, New York
State Police, or local law enforcement. For any possible
sighting outside the United States, contact the nearest
United States Embassy or Consulate.
information concerning Ralph B. Phillips, including his
wanted poster, is available on the FBI's internet page at
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