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911 Call Reveals New Details About Search for Accused Cop Killer



    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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