Hunting has been suspended in three ME towns as a manhunt continues for the suspect in a deputy's fatal shooting. She says she found the body of Corporal Eugene Cole outside her home after she heard helicopters and went outside.
On Wednesday, Williams allegedly shot and killed Somerset County Sheriff's Deputy Eugene Cole, stole his police cruiser and used it to rob a convenience store.
Cole, 62, was reportedly killed Wednesday in a shootout with 29-year-old Williams, who authorities said stole the sheriff's deputy's auto, robbed a convenience store and later abandoned the vehicle. He said officers have been assigned to area schools. She said he also stayed with her last fall, but she asked him to leave because she was suspicious he was using drugs in the house.
"He was certainly struggling with addiction", Sirois said, "and it seemed to get progressively worse from September to after Christmas when he was asked to leave".
She says the last time she saw Williams was shortly after his run-in with police in MA, where he was also due to appear in court on firearms charges, the same day as the shooting death of Corporal Cole. Police planned to focus their search Friday in the woods and door-to-door. Sheriff Lancaster has not confirmed or denied those rumors. Shulenski and his girlfriend then picked up Williams from a home in nearby Skowhegan.
Sirois said Williams lived with her when he was in high school after having a falling out with his parents.
"I said, 'Don't do anything insane, '" Shulenski said, adding that Williams said, "As of tomorrow, I'll be a fugitive".
The manhunt for suspected cop killer John Williams entered its third day Friday.
Now in its third day, the manhunt is taking place in and around the heavily wooded rural community about 60 miles (96 kilometers) west of Bangor.
More than 200 officers from various states are searching for suspect John D. Williams. "I would like him to understand we are here to listen". "We'll do anything to resolve this situation peacefully".
A manhunt for suspect John D. Williams, accused of killing a ME sheriff's deputy, entered its third day Friday.
Police aren't sure what led to the shooting and don't know if Williams is being helped by an accomplice. At 5 a.m., police found the abandoned cruiser on Martin Stream Road.