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The search for John Williams enters the third day

The mass persecution of the wanted man in the shooting death of the CPS of the Somerset County Sheriff. Eugene Cole has entered his third day.


Federal and New Hampshire law enforcement agencies are helping in the search for John Williams, 29, of Madison.

The FBI is offering a $ 20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of John Williams, 29.

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Police believe Williams is in the immediate area of ​​Norridgewock.

During a press conference The police on Friday morning again urged Williams to surrender.

"It has come to our attention that you may want to talk to us, we are here and willing to listen," said Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster.

Police said they had a good idea of ​​Williams' whereabouts before the shooting and talked with his family.

Lancaster said officers would go to the door behind closed doors on Friday in their search for Williams. The police will also look for an area outside of Martin Stream Road, but I would not say why they are focusing on that area.

The aircraft will also search the Norridgewock area while the weather cooperates.

Authorities said they want to hear who had contact with Williams after 2:30 am Wednesday.

Williams is accused of firing and killing Cole Wednesday morning in Norridgewock before stealing his cruiser and leaving the deputy's body on the side of the road.

"This was a senseless act against a committed public servant," Lancaster said.

Officials said there were about 200 county, state and federal officials involved in the search. The investigators have followed several tracks, but they have not been able to locate Williams.

Williams must be considered "extremely armed and extremely dangerous," Lancaster said.

Williams is described as being 5 feet 6 inches tall, 120 pounds with blue eyes, brown hair and beard. Officials said initial reports that Williams had a partially shaved head with a ponytail are wrong.

The FBI posted images of their body tattoos in hopes of aiding their arrest.

Williams issued a national alert. The FBI is helping with the search.

Barricades, men's search searches for Williams

Dozens of officers gathered at Bear Mountain Road in Fairfield on Thursday morning. The police with tactical equipment remained there for hours before leaving the scene on Thursday afternoon.

Residents said they were vigilant and watching Williams. Some made sure they were armed all the time.

Tactical teams surrounded a house on Wednesday on Jones Street in Madison, where Williams reportedly lives with his girlfriend. The police used a battering ram to open the door on Wednesday night, but he was not inside.

Residents close to police activity eventually were able to return to their homes after waiting hours.

Police and other first responder teams used checkpoints to inspect all vehicles that came and went in the Norridgewock area.

Mill Stream School was closed on Wednesday as a precaution, and other schools were put under lock and key. The schools had classes on Thursday, but they stayed in "locked" mode.

Residents were asked to be aware of their surroundings and call 911 if they see Williams.

Chronology of Cpl. The death of Cole

Officials said between 1 and 2 am on Wednesday, Williams shot Cole, then stole his fully marked cruiser, drove to Cumberland Farms in Norridgewock and stole the store.

Williams fled the store on Cole's cruise. Officers said

The cruise ship was found abandoned Martin Stream Road in Norridgewock just before 5 am

Lancaster said that Cole's body was found along Route 2 in Norridgewock at 7 : 15 a.m.

Cole's death is Maine's first lethal shooting since March 1989, when Maine State Police Detective Giles Landry died during an incident in Leeds.

Williams has a multi-state criminal record

Police officials said Williams has a history of arrest in Maine, Tennessee and Massachusetts.

In Tennessee, he faced drug and drug charges dating back to 2008 and was resuscitated from an overdose at least once, according to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

An employee of the Haverhill District Court in Massachusetts confirmed that Williams was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday on charges of firearms following an accident on Interstate 495.

He was accused of carrying a firearm. unlicensed fire, inadequate storage of the firearm, possession of a large capacity feeding device and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. I was free with a $ 10,000 bail.


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