John Williams. (FBI Boston)
FAIRFIELD, Maine (WBZ-AM) -- The man charged in the killing of Deputy Sheriff Cpl. Eugene Cole is due in court Monday afternoon on a murder charge.
It took a little time and a lot of effort--but over the weekend, police arrested John Williams, 29, who was wanted in Cole's murder.
Police said Williams shot and killed Cole around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday morning on Route 2 in Norridgewock, stole his cruiser, and robbed a Cumberland Farms store.
That triggered an extensive manhunt across rural Maine.
Williams was found in the woods in Fairfield, Maine Saturday. He gave up without a fight.
The officers who arrested Williams Saturday used the handcuffs that belonged to Cpl. Cole.
"As an agency, the Somerset County Sheriff's Office now has the opportunity to pause and grieve for the loss of our friend and our colleage, Gene Cole," Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster said.
Williams had a criminal history in Massachusetts, too.
On the day police say Williams shot Cpl. Cole, he was supposed to be in court on a firearms charge in the Commonwealth.
He was arrested in Haverhill in March, and was charged with possession of an unlicensed gun.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens reports