PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A 911 call transcript indicates a four-day manhunt for an accused cop killer in Maine started with a clerk calling a dispatcher to report an armed robbery - of cigarettes and a bottle of water.
The Associated Press obtained the transcript through a public records request released Wednesday.
John Williams is charged with killing 61-year-old Somerset County Cpl. Eugene Cole on April 25 in Norridgewock. Prosecutors are seeking a life prison sentence.
An affidavit says after killing Cole, Williams stole the deputy's pickup and robbed a convenience store before abandoning the truck.
A cashier told 911 that Williams took an Old Gold cigarette pack and displayed a firearm.
The cashier said she believed Williams fled in the same sheriff's truck that Cole had just filled up at the Cumberland Farms store.