BANGOR, Maine — The friend of a Florida firefighter killed last month in a drug-related homicide is no longer wanted for not showing up in court on an unrelated theft charge, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Wednesday.
Superior Court Justice John Nivison issued an arrest warrant for Bangor resident Lisa Gould on Tuesday morning after she didn’t appear in court to answer a charge of misdemeanor theft by unauthorized taking or transfer from last fall. He was told that she also had failed to show up for her arraignment in September.
“The DA’s office told me that Lisa Gould called the court yesterday stating she forgot she had to show up,” Edwards said, referring to the Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office. “The warrant, in turn, will likely be rescinded or removed until further arrangements have been made. The long and short is, Lisa Gould does not have a warrant out for her arrest at this time.”
Bangor police arrested Gould, 31, for shoplifting on Sept. 27 after a nearly monthlong search for her, Edwards said Tuesday.
Police were originally called at about 10 p.m. Aug. 30 to Kohl’s, where store surveillance cameras caught Gould placing perfume, jewelry and underwear in her purse, the sergeant said.
She took off running and was arrested a month later, Edwards said. She was arrested again in December after she failed to appear in court on the theft charge and an arrest warrant was issued on Dec. 6, a Penobscot County Jail official 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.
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 of Newburgh 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.