Sheriff deputy's 'killer' arrested after four-day manhunt

Suspect in shooting death of Maine officer arrested after days-long manhunt

Suspect in shooting death of Maine officer arrested after days-long manhunt

Twenty-nine-year-old John B. Williams, who had been arrested last month in Haverhill on unrelated gun charges, was captured in a Fairfield, Maine, recreation area.

The shooter, who has been identified as 29-year-old #John Williams, was initially scheduled to appear in court in MA on Wednesday, April 25, to face several gun charges.

He's believed to have shot Cpl.

Cote said a police photo showing Williams lying prone on the ground covered in dirt that had made its way around various media outlets was taken only to identify Williams.

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The FBI on Thursday issued a reward of $20,000 for information leading to Williams' capture. Williams then reportedly stole the officer's police cruiser, which he then used to rob a convenience store. Officers put him into the back seat of an unmarked state police vehicle, and detectives whisked him away.

Williams was angry about his girlfriend's arrest and he'd told a friend that "as of tomorrow, I'll be a fugitive".

Cole's death marks the first time a ME police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty in almost 30 years.

Williams was arrested Saturday after a days-long manhunt that involved 200 law enforcement officers from local, state and federal agencies. "He really epitomized community policing even before there was community policing". (AAP) Williams was wanted for failing to appear in court on firearms charges.

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He supplied "restricted resistance" when being arrested and brought to the Waterville Police Division for questioning, police mentioned. Williams is expected to make his initial court appearance soon.

It isn't clear just yet if this had anything to do with Cole and Williams' encounter. "Mr. Williams, be assured you'll be treated the same way Corporal Cole would have treated you if you had given him the opportunity, with dignity and respect".

Williams' arrest ends a phase of the crisis, but an investigation into his alleged connection continues and a criminal trial lies ahead. Eugene Cole in the town of Norridgewock in central Maine.

He was a 13-year veteran of the division who was recognized for being respectful and affected person in his coping with individuals. Lancaster described him an "outstanding employee, one of the finest deputies".

Staying dry for Thursday; tracking rain to end the work week
Temperatures run cooler this weekend, with the potential for freezing temperatures Sunday morning. Could be a few clouds mingling with the sunshine during the afternoon stays dry though.

A funeral for the favored deputy is scheduled for Could 7, at a civic heart in Bangor.

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