Det. Shuman and Tpr. Ronald Graves' statement of what they say Paul Pollard told them while Pollard was incarcerated at Penobscot County jail for reckless conduct (firing 5 bullets into a family residence). Pollard had been arrested for forgery on February 24 at the Bangor and it was also the same day Mike's body was found and there is a report of Pollard's arrest. The last paragraph in Shuman's statement is false information.
The arrest report below states that Pollard went to the Bangor PD to get his rental car back on February 24, 1981 and WAS arrested for forgery for Waterville, not for an old traffic summons. Shuman's fabrications and protection of Pollard started immediately after Shuman arrived at the arson-murder scene.