Court documents: Deputy was shot in the head by assailant

By: The Associated Press


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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Court documents indicate a Maine man shot a sheriff’s deputy in the head, but don’t shed any light on the motive.

A state police affidavit became public Monday as 29-year-old John Williams made his initial court appearance in Augusta, Maine.        

Williams is charged with killing 61-year-old Somerset County Cpl. Eugene Cole on April 25 in Norridgewock.        

The affidavit indicates Williams then stole the deputy’s cruiser, drove to a convenience store and stole some cigarettes. The affidavit indicates he confessed to the killing to friends.

He was captured on the fourth day of a manhunt Saturday.        

Williams was not required to enter a plea, and a judge ordered him held without bail. A court-appointed defense lawyer said he wasn’t ready to discuss specifics of the case.