AUGUSTA (NEWS CENTER Maine) – The man accused of shooting and killing a Somerset County Sheriff’s deputy last week is set to make his first appearance in court Monday.
Twenty-nine-year-old John Williams was captured by police on Saturday after a massive four-day manhunt.
Williams, who is now being held at the Maine State Prison in Warren, is scheduled to appear before a judge in Augusta around 1:30 p.m.
His appearance comes as communities in Somerset County work to get back to a sense of normalcy after hundreds of law enforcement personnel descended on their towns to search for Williams.
Police say Williams, wanted for drug and weapon charges in Massachusetts, shot and killed Cpl. Eugene Cole on Wednesday, April 25, before stealing his cruiser, robbing a Cumberland Farms store and disappearing.
NEWS CENTER Maine captured the moment police caught Williams Saturday afternoon near a cabin deep in the woods behind a home along Rt. 139 in Norridgewock.
Members of the community still want answers as they mourn the loss of someone they are calling a hero.
Cole’s family and law enforcement personnel released a message on Facebook asking people to stop sharing photos of Williams and instead honor the fallen deputy.
"We're past the operational phase, and the subject has been located and we can move to the healing and learning to live without Gene,” Cpl. Ritchie Putnam with the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office said.
NEWS CENTER Maine will update this story following Williams’ appearance.