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July 12, 1984: Affidavit #3 of FBI SA Raymond Madden, Jr.
re: Dwight Edwin Smith with attachment

 

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE
EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA

 

            UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, plaintiff

:

 

V.

:

            CASE No. 75-26-CR-3
            Civil No. 84-41 CIV-3

            JEFFREY R. MACDONALD, defendant

:

 

 

Raymond Madden, Jr., being duly sworn does depose and say that:

1. On September 7, 1982, Dwight Edwin Smith was contacted at 3407 Lowell Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C. He was immediately advised of the identities of the interviewing agents and was informed that he was to be interviewed regarding the murders of the MacDonald family members on February 16-17, 1970, at Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, North Carolina. He thereafter furnished the following information:

1. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1966, and was honorably discharged in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in 1968. After he got out of the service, he worked for the North Carolina Employment Security Commission, and counseled hard-core unemployed individuals. At about that time he became interested in the Fayetteville Little Theater and performed amateur acting and was acquainted with the Theater's Director Pat Reese who was a newspaper reporter for the Fayetteville observer. Reese was also active with various rehabilitation drug and alcohol programs in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and was extremely well regarded because of his involvement and participation. At the particular time, Smith advised that he had occasionally smoked a "joint" a marijuana cigarette, but never has used hard drugs.

2. In approximately 1969, he became involved in a drug program being run by Cumberland County, Fayetteville, North Carolina, along with Cuyler Windham and Ray Davis who were State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) Agents and which program was initiated and/or run by Pat Reese. The program was called "Out Reach" and was a drug program aimed at counseling young drug users. Smith became a counselor in the program and worked with the Cumberland County Mental Health Association and counseled young drug users. Because of his position, he naturally became acquainted and had exposure to many drug users.

3. In the late 1960's he became acquainted with Helena Stoeckley who frequented the Little Theater and a pizza shop in the Haymont area of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Smith was aware that Stoeckley was a drug user and in his opinion mentally unstable. He did not counsel her, but he was aware she had serious personal problems. Smith recalled her father was a Colonel in the Army assigned at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Smith stated he never socialized, dated, or partied with Stoeckley. He saw her frequently as she was continuously in the Haymont Section, but noted he did not associate with or counsel Stoeckley. Smith stated he has never indulged in black magic or cult activities and to his knowledge Stoeckley was never involved in these things. He did not know Stoeckley to be involved in witchcraft; however, after the MacDonald murders occurred, he recalled reading in the newspapers that she indicated she may have been involved or had knowledge of the MacDonald murders, but Smith had no knowledge of this information. He repeated his association with her was extremely limited.

4. He noted that in 1970, he resided in an apartment complex at 1810 Fort Bragg Road, Fayetteville, North Carolina, and he is known by the nickname of "Smitty". He resided in the same apartment complex as did Pat Reese.

5. He could not recall the names or identities of any of Helena Stoeckley's friends and/or associates. He was of the opinion she resided somewhere in the Haymont area, possibly with her parents. The names of Bruce Johnny Fowler, Shelby Don Harris, Allen Patrick Mazerolle and "Wizard" meant nothing to him whatsoever. He believes he remembers the name of Gregory Howard Mitchell and thinks Mitchell was probably acquainted with Helena Stoeckley, although he could not provide any information regarding Mitchell.

6. He could not recall specifically where he was during the evening of February 16 or the early morning hours of February 17, 1970. He does remember that during the early or mid-morning hours of February 17, 1970, that Ray Davis and Cuyler Windham, SBI Agents, came to his residence and spoke with him and Pat Reese regarding the MacDonald murders. They were seeking information from Smith and Reese as to possible suspects as the SBI had a description of a group of individuals which may have participated in the MacDonald murders. To the best of Smith's recollection, he was unaware of the MacDonald murders until informed about same by Windham and Davis. Windham and Davis were obviously looking for help as to suspects as he worked closely with them with various drug users. Smith noted he did many programs of a community nature at schools and churches regarding drugs with Windham and Davis. To the best of his recollection, at the time he was contacted he could not furnish any suspects to Windham and Davis. He advised Helena Stoeckley never entered his mind as a suspect and it was his recollection that after the murders, she started wearing a brown floppy hat which was kind of a joke among the drug scene in Fayetteville, North Carolina, as it was felt she was merely wearing the hat to gain attention and a possible connection with the MacDonald murders.

7. After the MacDonald murders, he "heard" information from some unrecalled person that maybe Stoeckley was involved in the MacDonald murders or had knowledge of the murders and in fact had made some statements to this effect, but he discounted the veracity of her story because she was a "scatterbrain" who was always attempting to gain attention by acting in an unusual manner.

8. Smith advised that he left Fayetteville, North Carolina, during the summer of 1971 and moved to Washington, D.C., and was employed at the Veterans Administration Hospital in connection with a drug program. After several years there, he worked with the Woodburn Mental Health Center in Virginia until approximately September, 1980. Since that time he has been unemployed and recently moved to San Francisco, California.

9. Smith stated he did not participate in the MacDonald murders, had no knowledge of anyone who did, never met Dr. MacDonald or his family members and could provide absolutely no information regarding the MacDonald case. He noted he is willing to submit to a polygraph examination at any time and will testify in a court of law to the above interview.

10. The following signed statement was obtained from Smith:

"Washington, D.C.

"June 7, 1982

"I, Dwight Edwin Smith, furnish the following voluntary statement to Special Agents Raymond Madden, Jr., and William V. O'Connor who have identified themselves to me as Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I have been advised that I am being interviewed regarding the deaths of Collette [sic] S. Mac Donald and her two daughters at Fort Bragg, N.C., on February 16-17, 1970. The statement is totally voluntary and of my own free will and accord.

"I was born May 28, 1946 at Braddock, Pennsylvania. I currently reside at San Francisco, California. My education consists of a high school diploma. I resided in Fayetteville, N.C., during 1970 and was stationed in the U.S. Army at Ft. Bragg, N.C. having been honorably discharged in 1968.

"I was previously acquainted with Helena Stoeckley who lived in Fayetteville, N.C., during 1970 when I was involved as an employee for a drug program sponsored by Cumberland County. To the best of my recollection, I am not acquainted with any white males by the names of Bruce Johnny Fowler, Shelby Don Harris, Allen Patrick Mazerolle, or an individual known by the nickname of Wizard. I remember the name of Gregory Howard Mitchell but nothing else.

"I have no knowledge nor did I participate in the murders of Doctor MacDonald's family on 2-16-2-17-70. I consider Helena Stoeckley to be a scatterbrain who is totally unreliable.

"I have read this page and the previous page of this statement consisting only of two pages, and now sign it because it is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I have also initialed the first page of this statement.

"/s/ Dwight Edwin Smith

"Witnessed - /s/ Raymond Madden, Jr. , SA, FBI, 6/7/82
/s/ William V. O'Connor, SA, FBI, WFO 6/7/82"

11. The following description of SMITH was obtained through observation and interview:
 

                    Name:

Dwight Edwin Smith

                    Race:

Negro

                    Sex:

Male

                    Date of Birth:

May 28, 1946

                    Place of Birth:

Braddock, Pennsylvania

                    Social Security Number:

201-34-6326

                    Height:

6 feet, 2 inches

                         Weight:

150 lbs

                    Hair:

Black

                    Eyes:

Brown

                    Martial Status:

Single

                    Education:

High School Graduate

                    Arrest:

None

                    Armed Forces:
 

Served in the United States Army September 1966 - September 1968, received honorable discharge

                    Army Serial Number:

US 52-851-535

                    Employment:

Presently unemployed

                    Occupation:

Counseling

Further your affiant sayeth not.

RAYMOND MADDEN, JR.
Special Agent, FBI

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 12th day of July, 1984

[Signature illegible]
NOTARY PUBLIC

My Commission Expires May 31, 1985
 

Attachment: June 7, 1982: Dwight Edwin Smith's handwritten statement

June 7, 1982: Dwight Smith's Statement to FBI Special Agents Raymond Madden, Jr., and William V. O'Connor

 

 

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