Victor, N.Y. – 31 year old Ryan Whidden appeared disheveled Thursday as he was brought into Victor Town Court in handcuffs.
He remains in the Ontario County Jail on 250-thousand dollars cash bail.
When reporters asked Whidden if he had any comment, he first responded: "I am not allowed to speak to you."
Then leaving court he added: " I am sorry I can't speak here, we'll have our chance later, I guess."
A judge delayed the preliminary hearing scheduled for Thursday until March 22nd.
The judge also indicated a grand jury could hear evidence in this case.
Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero told 13WHAM News earlier in the week that a grand jury could consider other charges including Unlawful Imprisonment.
Sheriff Povero said Whidden held his wife hostage in a closet of the home during the stand off with police, using her as a shield as he fired shots out the closet door and out a window.
Police never returned fire, but used tear gas to get Whidden out of the house.
They said his wife Nina was not hurt.
Whidden is charged with Criminal Possession of A Weapon. Police say the pistol he used was not registered in New York State.
Ontario County Sheriff’s deputies said a man called 911 around 9:20 a.m. Monday when he saw Whidden come out of his home on Ketchum Street and shoot a gun at two of his own cars in his driveway. There was no one inside those cars.
Police said Whidden then barricaded himself and his wife in a first-floor bedroom closet.
Whidden's attorney, Leanne Lapp, had no comment on the case.
He is scheduled to be back in Victor Town Court next Friday at 11 a.m.