February 13, 1983: Statement of James F. Massey to Prince Beasley re: Ernie Davis and Helena Stoeckley
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February 13, 1983
"I Fred Massey Retired Assistant Cheif of Police of the Walhalla South Carolina Police Dept. make and give to Retired Detective P.E. Beasley of the Fayetteville N.C Police Dept the following Statement.
"That on October 22 1980 Mr Beasley asked me to assist him in locating Ernest L Davis, whom had skipped out on bond that he had posted for Ernest in the amount of $200.00. Mr Beasley and my self went looking for Ernest and found him and Helena walking down a little country road. Mr. Beasley apprehended Ernest and placed handcuffs on him. And then told him that he was returning him to Fayetteville N. C. for bail jumping. Helena stated that she would ride back us since we were going there anyway.
"Ernest stateted that he did not want her to ride back with us. She stated that she was going to find out why I had picked him up. I was asked by Mr. Beasley if I would ride back to Fayetteville with him for safty reasons. I agreed to do so. On the way back to Fayetteville Helena and Ernest got into an argument, and Ernest then told Helena that he had been to California and given statement against her about her involvement in the Jeffrey MacDonald murder case.
"She became angry about this and turned to Mr Beasley and and stated if you still want me to talk about the MacDonald that she was ready."
"Becose since Ernest has all ready done so I want to tell you just how IH happened, becose she knew that Ernest had added a lot to it and she wanted to tell it just like it happened. Mr Beasley told her that he would like to talk about it but not at this time. Since Ernest was present and telling her to keep her mouth shut.
"I make this two page statement to Mr. Beasley on my own free will and knowledge of the incedent, and have not been incourged to do so in any way.
"Signed - James F Massey
"Feb. 13, 1983
"Witness - P.E. Beasley