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UPDATE: Manhunt suspect John Williams arrested in Norridgewock

John Williams, accused of fatally shooting Deputy Eugene Cole in Maine — Photo: Maine State...
John Williams, accused of fatally shooting Deputy Eugene Cole in Maine — Photo: Maine State Police
Published: Apr. 28, 2018 at 5:23 PM EDT
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The manhunt for the suspect responsible for the murder of Somerset County Sheriff Deputy Corporal Eugene Cole is over.

Police say on Saturday at 12:43 p.m., Williams was found in a camp near Bear Mountain Road and Lost Brook off the west side of Route 139 in Norridgewock.

Authorities say Williams was found uninjured. They say they found "critical evidence," such as, "fresh tracks," that led them to believe Williams was contained to the area that they were searching.

Maine State Police Lt. Col. John Cote said Williams will be transported to the Waterville Police Department and then, to the Maine Correctional Center in Windham.

Authorities say they expect a court date this week.

Sheriff Dale Lancaster of the Somerset County Sheriff's Office said the outreach of the community has been overwhelming. He added, "words fail us as we try to express our gratitude."

Authorities said they can now "pause and grieve" as they can focus on the "most important task of remembering Eugene Cole."

Lancaster said, Corporal Cole's handcuffs were used as he thought it was "fitting," adding that "He [Williams] was brought to justice by using the handcuffs."

Williams had been on the run since the early morning hours of Wednesday April 25th.