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Suspect in deputy killing held in maximum security prison

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NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine -

Officials say the man accused of killing a Maine sheriff's deputy is being held in the state's maximum security prison.
  
The Department of Corrections confirmed that 29-year-old John Williams is detained at the Maine State Prison in Warren. A statement described the move as a routine request by the Somerset County Jail that's undertaken when additional security precautions are needed for an inmate.
  
Williams is accused of killing 62-year-old Somerset County Cpl. Eugene Cole early Wednesday after the two had an encounter on a darkened road in Norridgewock.
  
Williams was shirtless and shoeless when he was arrested Saturday, the fourth day of a massive manhunt in the central Maine community.
  
The motive for the killing is unclear. Williams is expected to make his initial court appearance soon.

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