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John Williams pleads not guilty to killing Corporal Eugene Cole

John Williams, the man accused of killing Somerset County Sheriff's Deputy Eugene Cole in April, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Portland. (Bangor Daily News)

PORTLAND (WGME) -- John Williams, the man accused of killing Somerset County Sheriff's Deputy Eugene Cole in April, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Portland, according to Bangor Daily News.

Williams was taken into custody after a four-day nationwide manhunt.

He was found hiding out in a camp in the woods near Fairfield.

Williams allegedly shot and killed Corporal Cole on April 25 and then dumped his body, stole his cruiser, and robbed a local gas station before running off.

According to court documents, Williams allegedly shot Corporal Cole in the neck, before calling someone to say he shot Cole in the head.

A friend says Williams called her and her boyfriend before the shooting, asking for a ride. The friend says Williams had a bulletproof vest.

After Williams ditch Corporal Cole's car, a friend says he picked Williams up, and that Williams took out a "crack pipe."

He was charged with one count of murder.

The Attorney General's Office says they're going to be seeking the maximum sentence for John Williams.

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