BANGOR, Maine — Bangor resident Lisa Gould, a friend of the Florida firefighter who was killed last month in a drug-related homicide, is wanted for failing to show up for court Tuesday morning on an unrelated theft charge.
Superior Court Justice John Nivison issued an arrest warrant for Gould after being told that she had failed to show up for her arraignment on a charge of misdemeanor theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.
Bangor police arrested Gould, 31, for shoplifting on Sept. 27 after a nearly month-long search for her, Sgt. Paul Edwards said Tuesday.
Police were originally called to Kohl’s at about 10 p.m. Aug. 30 to deal with four people possibly shoplifting, the sergeant said.
Store security caught Gould on a surveillance camera placing perfume, jewelry and underwear in her purse, according to police.
“They tried to stop her, but she kept going out the store and started running,” Edwards said.
While reviewing the store’s surveillance video, Officer Doug Smith recognized Gould and an arrest warrant was issued, the sergeant said. She was arrested a month later and another warrant for failing to appear in court was issued on Dec. 6, Edwards said.
Gould called the Bangor Police Department to report Jerry Perdomo, 31, of Orange City, Fla., missing on Feb. 16. She told police he had visited her once a month for the previous 10 months in order to transport and sell narcotics — mostly prescription pills.
Gould told Maine State Police detectives the Florida man was selling up to 1,500 pills per month in Maine, according to court testimony last week.
Daniel Porter, 24, of Jackson is accused of killing Perdomo, who was a firefighter and emergency medical technician for the Seminole County Fire Department, on Feb. 16 in Jackson and dumping his body in the woods with a gunshot wound to the side of the head.
Porter, who told police he owed Perdomo $3,000, is claiming self-defense in the shooting death.
Gould also told police that when Perdomo prepared to leave her house on Feb. 16, he packed a gun and two cellphones and told her he had to go collect a debt, according to a state police affidavit filed in Waldo County Superior Court two weeks ago.
Gould has a record that dates back to age 16, when she was convicted of purchase-possession of tobacco by a minor. She was sentenced in June 1997 to a $125 fine, according to court documents printed in the Bangor Daily News.
Gould also has two convictions for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer in 2002 that both resulted in a jail sentence of nine months, with all but seven days suspended, and probation for one year.
She also has been convicted of criminal trespass and disorderly conduct, the BDN listings state.