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Lembhard arraigned day after 10 hour police standoff

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Albany/HV: Gosford Lembhard pleads not guilty to attempted murder
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Gosford Lembhard will need to come up with half a million dollars cash bail if he wants to be released from custody. The Newburgh man has been arraigned on attempted murder charges. It happened less than 24 hours after a tense standoff with police. YNN's Elaina Athans has more on Lembhard's day in court.

NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. -- A day after a 10 hour standoff with law enforcement, a chaotic take down, a Newburgh street bombarded by a hundred people strong, Gosford Lembhard was brought to the Orange County Courthouse and arraigned on the attempted murder charges he was wanted on.

Lembhard was taken in by wheelchair. After the police standoff, he said he was feeling, "Horrible. (In) pain.”

Lembhard has been charged with attempted murder from a September shooting in Newburgh. He failed to show up to several hearings.

"He had other commitments at the time and he left to fulfill those commitments and did not intentionally seek to avoid going to court and being arraigned," said Lembhard Attorney Legal Aid George Figueroa.

A warrant was put out for his arrest and Wednesday morning. Authorities attempted to take him into custody. Family members say he was terrified to come out to police after what happened to his brother. In March, Michael Lembhard was shot and killed by city officers.

At Lembhard's arraignment, the prosecutor said, "Word on the street was he would kill any cop that tried to arrest him."

Bail set at $500,000 cash or a million dollars bond. Lembhard is being held at the Orange County Jail and is receiving medical care from injuries sustained during the takedown.

"He is being provided medical care. He has complained that he requires additional treatment," said Figueroa.

Lembhard is due back in court January 4th for a conference on the attempted murder changes. Meanwhile, he could face additional charges from Wednesday's standoff with police.

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