Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:57

Man accused of killing sheriff's deputy pleads not guilty

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PORTLAND - The Madison man accused of murdering a Somerset County sheriff's deputy pleaded not guilty on Tuesday.

John Williams, 28, entered his plea in a Portland courtroom, according to the Bangor Daily News.


Williams allegedly shot and killed Corporal Eugene Cole at the end of April. Williams then stole the officer's cruiser and robbed a local gas station before running off.


Williams was found hiding in the woods and taken into custody after a massive four-day manhunt.


Officials from the Maine Attorney General's Office said they will be seeking the maximum sentence for Williams.