DIANE DOWNS: MURDERER OR VICTIM
YOU BE THE JURY
DEPUTY ROY POND
Isaiah Chapter 41 Verses 10-13
Roy Pond was assigned the duty of following up leads that were received by the Sheriff's Office. One of those leads was Mr. Wilson who later talked about seeing a man who matched the composite on the night of the shooting. Mr. Wilson said the man came into the Springfield Country Club, which is a shot distance from the shooting site.
James Jagger, attorney for the defense was never able to get full discovery of the evidence that should have been available to the defense. In court, Roy Pond showed the mind set oft the Sheriff's Office at the time of the investigation when it came to releasing that evidence.
Mr. Jagger complained to the Court about Deputy Pond's lack of recollection on page 2661, lines 14-18, he said: Roy Pond 2661.pdf and on page 2651 lines 4-8 Deputy Pond says he reduced the reports to 30-35: Roy Pond 2651.pdf You might be interested in the judges comments about Roy Pond on page 2677, lines 13-15: Roy Pond 2677.pdf I wonder what problems the judge had with Deputy Pond?
In 1998, the Federal Public Defenders requested all the records that were held regarding this investigation and any possible leads that might still be available. They were told by Detective Doug Welch the records had been destroyed. The Federal Public Defenders pursued this issue even further and found, according to William Teesdale of the Federal Public Defenders Office. He said, "On March 4, 1998, Ms. Willis and I returned to the Lane County Sheriff's Office and spent a full day copying the material from the three boxes, amounting to about 4700 pages of documents..." Teesdale affidavit.pdf