1. I, Ted Armstrong being duly sworn do depose and say as follows:
2. I am an Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff currently assigned to the
Homicide Division in the capacity of Police Detective. I have been
an Yoknapatawpha Sheriff Detective for 15 years, being currently
attached to the detective division. As part of this assignment I
have investigated numerous homicides. I have personally arrested
and/or participated in the arrest of 150+ persons.
3. During the month of September this officer was called to the
scene where gunfire was reported. As a result this officer came
upon one Edward Arthur Pierce firing on Detective David Anderson.
After several officers surrounded Mr. Pierce he then laid down his
weapon and surrendered without resistance.
4. During the last six months Mr. Pierce has become the focus of
the Yoknapatawpha County murder investigation of Purity Marie Knight
(A.K.A. Aridne P. Knight). On the night of 17 March 1997 Edward
Arthur Pierce was seen stalking Purity Marie Knight at an Ego Shovel
5. Threatening letters sent to Detectives of the Yoknapatawpha
County Sheriffs Department during the course of the Purity Marie
Knight investigation as well as letters sent to Frank and Judith
Knight can be linked to Edward Arthur Pierce.
6. An informant has provided information of a diary belonging to
Edward Arthur Pierce that will implicate him in the kidnaping and
murder of Purity Marie Knight.