MURDER SUSPECT IS IMPLICATED IN STRING OF LOCAL BURGLARIES
April 4, 1997
Guilford County sheriff's deputies conducted a second search of
murder suspect Ted Kimble's business Thursday afternoon,
confiscating two large truckloads of building materials they say
Kimble is the owner of Lyle's Surplus Building Materials, 1700 W.
Lee St. Among the items deputies seized were more than $4,000 worth
of cabinets, pressure-treated lumber and a garden tub. Sgt. John
Davis said the material was stolen from construction sites
throughout Guilford County.
In an earlier search of the business, officials found guns, a
silencer, numerous how-to books about avoiding the law and more
stolen building supplies that Sheriff BJ Barnes said linked Kimble
to a string of burglaries.
Barnes said charges relating to the thefts will be filed against
Kimble and others involved in the crime ring as early as next week.
Kimble and his brother, Ronnie Kimble, were charged Tuesday with
first-degree murder in the death of Ted Kimble's wife of two years,
Patricia Blakley Kimble.
Investigators found the burned body of Patricia Kimble, 28, in the
hallway of her Pleasant Garden home Oct. 9, 1995. She had been shot
once in the head before the house was set on fire.
The father of the two men, the Rev. Ronnie Kimble, was present
during the search and loaned deputies the use of equipment to load
the items onto trucks. Davis said the elder Kimble cooperated with
officials during the search.
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