The 29-year-old man accused of gunning down a sheriff's office corporal in ME and who evaded authorities for four days has been captured, authorities said on Saturday. She was planning to leave Saturday to go visit family in New Hampshire but left Friday due to Williams still being on the loose, and considered armed and risky by police. Eugene Cole early Wednesday after the two had an encounter on a darkened road in Norridgewock.
"If John Williams is hearing this, I want you to turn yourself in", Lancaster implored Thursday evening.
Helicopters, armored vehicles and scores of state, federal and local officers poured into Norridgewock during the search.
"Many times we're able to say that there is not an ongoing threat, but that's not the case today", State Police Lt. Col. John Cote said. Cote said they are looking for people who may have had contact with him afterward, from 2:30 a.m. Wednesday on, saying they are "critically important".
"If John Williams is listening to me. we will do anything to resolve this situation peacefully", he said, according to CNN.
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Sirois, an education technician at Mill Stream Elementary School in Norridgewock, said Williams lived with her when he was in high school after having a falling out with his parents. The woman who lives there, Kimberly Sirois, not only found Cole's body but also said she knows Williams and saw him earlier this month.
Cole's handcuffs were used in the arrest, authorities said. A state police spokesman declined to say whether Williams had been apprehended or had turned himself in. Authorities released surveillance images they said show Williams walking out of the store.
"He was certainly struggling with addiction", Sirois said, "and it seemed to get progressively worse from September to after Christmas when he was asked to leave".
The suspect had been scheduled to appear Wednesday in a MA court related to a March 22 arrest on suspicion of having a gun without a license. He's expected to make his initial court appearance in the next few days.
The FBI has announced a $20,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.