Sheriff: Burgess cooperating after manhunt ends, investigation remains active

While some questions about the alleged armed robbery in Phelps and subsequent manhunt remain unanswered, Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson said his investigators have a clearer picture of what happened over that roughly 30-hour period.

During a phone interview with the Times Friday, Henderson said his officers talked to Brandon Burgess for several hours Wednesday after he was arrested. Henderson would not say if Burgess confessed to robbing the 7-Eleven near Thruway exit 42 at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.

“I can’t disclose a lot of what he said, but he has been cooperating with us,” Henderson said.

Burgess, 28, of Lyons, was charged with felony counts of second-degree robbery and third-degree grand larceny. He remains in the Ontario County Correctional Facility in lieu of $75,000 bail or $150,000 bond.

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