1) According to Cormier's phone bill
(which I have) he accepted a collect
call at his residence from Pollard
at 8:44 a.m. This was a little more than four hours after
Pollard murdered Mike.
Acording to Fire Chief Norman Herrin, Hancock County
Sheriff Elmer Alto and Fire Inspector Wilbur Ricker
were followed and they led to the main
highway where Pollard was
picked up at approximately 4:00 a.m.
Cormier between 4:00 a.m. and
8:44 a.m. visited Percy Sargent's mother's home and told the
mother and sister that the police would find Mike's body in
a fire in Dedham. They then staged the call at 8:44 a.m.
13) Percy was bailed on February 21, 1981.
Percy up at the jail that day and took him to
Cormier’s home where
Pollard hid in the woods. In
one of Det. Shuman’s 1984 interviews with police informant
David Harriman, David told Shuman that he bailed
because he had tried to kill him one time and he was scared
14) Percy Sargent and
Paul Pollard hid in the woods behind
Cormier’s home after Lt. Bryce called
Cormier’s home asking
who was at his home. Pollard in his February 12, 1981
statement also told this to Shuman. Why did Bryce want to
know the whereabouts of people in Cormier’s home? And why were
Paul Pollard hiding in the woods? Richard Sargent,
Roger Johnson, and William Meyers were not hiding in the
In Richard Sargent’s November 2, 1988 letter he wrote:
“What was said that day in the motel (Cormier did the
talking) was that Cochran was taken care of and he wouldn’t
be doing any talking. I told them that I didn’t want
anything to do with murder.”
The arson was not reported in
the Bangor Daily News until Feb. 25, the day after Cormier and
Percy Sargent arrived at the murder scene.
Fire Marshal Ricker said after he
and MSP Cpl. Jamison found Mike, Jamison took his vehicle
and went to Fire Chief Herrin’s residence to call the
authorities. They didn’t want to use their radios because
they didn’t want the news media on the scene at that time.
Ricker said he told Det. Shuman about
Percy Sargent and
Cormier arriving at the
murder scene and that “they need be looked at.”
February 12, 1985 statement, typed up in Shuman’s version of
what he says
Pollard told him. Shuman wrote that Richard Sargent and Lionel Cormier
arrived at the murder scene, regardless of Ricker telling
Shuman that it was Lionel Cormier and
Percy Sargent. But
neither man was ever questioned.
Percy Sargent told his brother Richard in their April
1986 recorded conversation that Mike had been found when they
fled the state.
In Pollard’s March 3,
1981 statement Shuman wrote that “He [Pollard] did not know whether Cochran was the one that
set the fire and left.
public health laboratory report states: “Cocaine and nicotine were
detected in the urine (no cocaine level was reported). The
blood contained an alcohol level of .01 gms/100 ml.”