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Goodrich Arrested, Charged with Murder 

The four-day police search for a man from Newport is over.It ended just before one Friday morning, when a waitress spotted Perley Goodrich, Junior having a cup of coffee at the Irving station in Newport, and called authorities.The 45-year-old man appeared in court this afternoon.Goodrich has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his father and elevated aggravated assault against his mother.Police had been searching for him since the incident Monday night.Goodrich stood in court today as the charges were read against him, saying only, ‘Yes, sir,’ and ‘Yes, your honor,’ when asked if he understood. Attorney Jeff Silverstein says Goodrich had apparently been wandering the woods for several days.”He became ill during that time and has not had proper food or drink or medical attention so he’s very weakened, very tired, he’s beaten up physically, and emotionally he’s in very difficult shape,” Silverstein says.He says Goodrich has been seeking treatment for mental health issues for some time, and was hospitalized as recently as the day before the incident.Court documents say his mother, Sandra Goodrich, told police that on Monday night, her son repeatedly hit her on the head with a handgun. She says he then went into his father’s room. She heard a gunshot, and her husband, Perley Goodrich, Senior, said, “He shot me.”Sandra is out of the hospital and now staying with a friend. The friend tells TV5 Sandra wants to thank everyone who helped look for her son, and that she’s pleased he was caught, because she was very afraid.Goodrich is being held at the Penobscot County Jail.