Man Accused of Assaulting Waterville Cop Arrested
After a four day long manhunt, the man who allegedly stole several trucks and assaulted Waterville Police Department Officer Medeiros has been arrested.
According to an article in the KJ, 28 year old Ricki M. Gould and a woman he had been traveling with were both taken into custody on Tuesday. Greenville Police Department officers reportedly found them hiding out in a vacant camp on Lily Bay Road in Greenville.
The incident started at about 3 AM on Saturday morning (November 18) when Waterville Police Officer Medeiros encountered a Toyota pickup truck, which had been reported stolen, in the parking lot of a gas station in Waterville. When Officer Medeiros approached the truck, a man, who was later identified as Gould, allegedly attacked the officer. Officer Medeiros ended up with broken bones and a concussion.
The suspect and a woman, who appeared to be sleeping in the passenger seat of the truck, fled the scene. They later allegedly took a different truck.
According to the post by the Greenville Police Department:
Greenville Police received information that the couple were hiding out in a vacant camp on Lily Bay Rd in Greenville. Other officers were called in and a deputy from the sheriffs office responded to assist. A plan was formulated and the camp was surrounded. After several failed attempts to call the suspects out Officers made entry and took both suspects into custody without incident.
The woman who was taken into custody has been identified as 32-year-old Ashlyn Marie Libby.
It does appear that Libby was the woman who was with Gould during the early Saturday morning incident.
Both have been charged with burglary and being in possession of scheduled drugs. Libby is being held on $50,000 cash bail and Gould is being held without bail.
*NOTE - All suspects are considered innocent until found guilty in a court of law*