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911 Call Reveals New Details About Search for Accused Cop Killer

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    Suspect in Maine Deputy's Murder Makes Court Appearance

    John Williams, accused of shooting and killing Maine sheriff's deputy Eugene Cole, faced a judge Monday.

    (Published Monday, April 30, 2018)

    A 911 call transcript indicates a four-day manhunt for an accused cop killer in Maine started with a clerk calling a dispatcher to report an armed robbery - of cigarettes and a bottle of water.

    The Associated Press obtained the transcript through a public records request released Wednesday.

    John Williams is charged with killing 61-year-old Somerset County Cpl. Eugene Cole on April 25 in Norridgewock. Prosecutors are seeking a life prison sentence.

    An affidavit says after killing Cole, Williams stole the deputy's pickup and robbed a convenience store before abandoning the truck.

    A cashier told 911 that Williams took an Old Gold cigarette pack and displayed a firearm.

    The cashier said she believed Williams fled in the same sheriff's truck that Cole had just filled up at the Cumberland Farms store.

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