The suspect in the killing of a Somerset County (ME) Sheriff’s deputy was taken into custody Saturday with the handcuffs of the officer he’s accused of shooting secured around his wrists.
Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster confirmed that the handcuffs of Deputy Cpl. Eugene Cole, who was killed Wednesday morning, were used to secure John Daniel Williams, the suspect in his shooting death.
“We did use Cpl. Cole’s handcuffs. I think that was fitting,” Lancaster said at a 4 p.m. news conference in Norridgewock Saturday.
Williams, 29, was captured at 12:43 p.m. in the woods Saturday afternoon close to where a massive manhunt had been focused the past couple days.
He put up little struggle before he was arrested, Maine State Police Lt. Col. John Cote told the Bangor Daily News.