CAPTURED: Cop-Killer John Williams In Custody

After a days-long manhunt, Corporal Eugene Cole's killer, John Williams, has been captured.

Norridgewock, Maine - John Williams was captured on Saturday after a days-long manhunt following his murder of Somerset County Corporal Eugene Cole on Wednesday.

Early Wednesday morning, John Williams fatally shot Somerset County Corporal Eugene Cole and stole his patrol car after the deputy responded to a robbery, according to WCSH.

After murdering the deputy, Williams fled and had eluded authorities for days, prompting the FBI to offer a $20,000 reward.

After the murder, it was discovered that Williams had been behind bars on Mar. 22, but was released after two judges lowered his bond without considering how dangerous he was.

That incident started after Massachusetts State Police spotted two vehicles parked in the I-495 breakdown lane.

Williams, whose vehicle had gone off of the roadway, told the officers he had fallen asleep while he was driving, but denied having consumed illegal drugs or alcohol, KTUU reported.

He was found in possession of a 9mm handgun, as well as a 16-round magazine.

Investigators also located containers with a powder residue, as well as a short straw and a razor blade - all of which were items commonly used to ingest narcotics.

Williams was charged with improper storage of a firearm, possession/carrying a firearm without a license, possession of a large capacity feeding device, possession of ammunition without a firearms identification card, marked lanes violation, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, the North Andover Patch reported.

Prosecutors asked the court to hold him on $10,000 bond, but Judge Michael Patten set his bail at just $7,500.

During a bail review hearing five days later, Judge Timothy Feeley lowered Williams’ bond further, to just $5,000, despite the court’s notation that Williams did not have ties to the community, according to court documents.

Jason Law posted a copy of the bail documents which state, “The court has not considered the defendant’s alleged dangerousness in setting the amount of bail.”

On Mar. 31, Williams made bail, and was released from custody. His probable cause hearing for the earlier offenses was scheduled for Wednesday morning – the same morning that Cpl. Cole was murdered.

Williams was finally located in the woods by officers on Saturday at 12:43 p.m. Authorities say that nobody important was hurt while taking him into custody.

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Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Good.

Also before anyone starts calling this guy liberal, he has a fire selector switch tattooed on his left hand, "MOLON LABE" which is the once-beautiful Spartan phrase "COME AND TAKE THEM" that the Alt-Right has co-opted, and a Semper Fidelis tattoo, even though he's never served a day in his life.

RunCop
RunCop

Stolen valor just like lowest common denominator !

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@RunCop
Oh hush.. By the way, try to space out your comments to me. Not that i dont appreciate it, but people are starting to think that me and @b1rd are the same person due to his frequency in commenting at me and seemingly raising my comment profile.

Aaron57
Aaron57

Interesting that he didn't deny it...