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Fax from Capt. Kaplan to John Hatfield, US Naval documents on Ronnie Kimble


Includes handwritten notes

 

057/27/97 13:47         919 451 8454                                      LSSS, 2d FSSG                       001

 

To:  John B. Hatfield, Jr.

From:  Capt Kaplan

 

pages #20


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NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE
REPORT OF INVESTIGATION (CLOSED)                                                           16NOV95
DEATH (II)                                                       CONTROL: 30OCT95-LELE-0057-7HRR/C
V/KIMBLE, PATRICIA GAIL/CIV (DECEASED)

F/W/USXX/N//14SEP67/GUILFORD COUNTY, NC

N/BLAKLEY, PATRICIA GAIL//
COMMAND/NON-DOD INTEREST//
MADE AT/LELE/CAMP LEJEUNE, NC/G. GREGORY MUNROE, SPECIAL AGENT
 

CASE SUMMARY
1. This investigation was initiated on 30Oct95 after Detective Jim CHURCH, Guilford County (NC) Sheriff's Department (GCSD), asked for assistance in locating and interviewing LCPL Ronnie Lee KIMBLE, USMC,
240-47-9667, relative to his sister-in-law's (V/KIMBLE'S) murder. Detective CHURCH asked that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) interview LCPL KIMBLE to ascertain his whereabouts the day of the murder, 09OCT95, and in particular, to ascertain if LCPL KIMBLE was in the Julian, NC, area at the time of V/KIMBLE's death. LCPL KIMBLE was located at his current duty station, Chaplain's Office, Building 37, Marine Corps Base (MCB), Camp Lejeune, NC (CLNC), and interviewed. LCPL KIMBLE confirmed he was in Julian at the time of V/KIMBLE'S death, exhibit (1) provides details. Subsequent to the aforementioned interview, Sergeant D. L. DEBERRY (GCSD) asked for assistance in scheduling a second interview with LCPL KIMBLE for 15Nov95 at NCISFO CLNC. As requested, a second interview with LCPL KIMBLE was scheduled and conducted by Sergeant DEBERRY at NCISFO CLNC.


2. This investigation is closed as Sergeant DEBERRY advised no additional requests for assistance are anticipated at this time. This investigation is being conducted under NC State Criminal Statutes for Homicide. This investigation is being forwarded to Sergeant DEBERRY for law enforcement purposes.
 

EXHIBIT
(1) IA: RESULTS OF INTERVIEW, LCPL KIMBLE/30OCT95...(COPY ALL/LESS PMO)
 

DISTRIBUTION
NCISHQ: 0023(M)
INFO: GCSD, 401 WEST SYCAMORE STREET, GREENSBORO, NC 27401 (ATTN:
SERGEANT D. L. DEBERRY)(M)/PMO, MCB, CLNC(M)
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY PAGE 1 LAST NRR

 

WARNING


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U.S. NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE
TITLE: V/KIMBLE, PATRICIA /CIV

CCN: 30OCT95-LELE-0057-7HRR
 

INVESTIGATIVE ACTION: RESULTS OF INTERVIEW, LCPL KIMBLE


ON 30OCT95, FOLLOWING A REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE FROM DET. JIM CHURCH, GILFORD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE (GCSO), LCPL RONNIE LEE KIMBLE, USMC, WAS LOCATED AT HIS PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT, BUILDING 37, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC (CLNC), AND INTERVIEWED REGARDING HIS KNOWLEDGE OF THE UNTIMELY DEATH OF HIS SISTER-IN-LAW, PATRICIA KIMBLE.


LCPL KIMBLE ADVISED HE IS CURRENTLY MARRIED TO KIMBERLY E. KIMBLE. HE SAID SHE RESIDES IN A MOBILE HOME AT 5821 MONNETT ROAD, JULIAN, NC. LCPL KIMBLE REPORTED HE TRAVELS BACK AND FORTH TO JULIAN, NC, EVERY WEEKEND. HE SAID IT WAS ABOUT A 4.5 HOUR DRIVE. LCPL KIMBLE WAS ASKED IF HE WAS IN JULIAN DURING THE TIME FRAME OF 06OCT95 THROUGH 10OCT95. LCPL KIMBLE CLAIMED HE RETURNED HOME THE EVENING OF 06OCT95 AND STAYED UNTIL 16OCT95.
AT THE TIME OF REPORTING AGENTS ARRIVAL, LCPL KIMBLE WAS ASKED IF HE KNEW WHY HE WAS BEING INTERVIEWED. LCPL KIMBLE SAID HE FELT IT WAS IN REGARD TO HIS SISTER-IN-LAWS MURDER. LCPL KIMBLE REPORTED PATRICIA KIMBLE WAS MARRIED TO HIS BROTHER, TED. HE SAID THEY (TED AND PATRICIA) HAD BEEN MARRIED SINCE CIRCA MAY94. LCPL KIMBLE WAS
ASKED WHEN HE FIRST HEARD OF THE DEATH OF PATRICIA. LCPL KIMBLE ADVISED HE WAS LAYING IN BED WITH HIS WIFE KIMBERLY ON 09OCT95, BETWEEN 2100 AND 2200, WHEN THE TELEPHONE RANG. HE CLAIMED HIS WIFE ANSWERED THE TELEPHONE, AND THAT A FEMALE (NFI) WAS ON THE OTHER END AND SEEMED VERY UPSET. THE UNKNOWN FEMALE WAS ASKING TO GET A HOLD OF IS (LCPL KIMBLE'S) PARENTS. LCPL KIMBLE SAID KIMBERLY GAVE THE LADY THE TELEPHONE NUMBER, ONLY FOR HER (THE UNKNOWN LADY) TO CALL RIGHT BACK TO SAY SHE RECEIVED NO ANSWER AT HIS PARENTS HOME. AT THIS TIME, LCPL KIMBLE ATTEMPTED TO PAGE HIS PARENTS, BUT TO NO AVAIL, THE PAGE WAS NOT RETURNED. LCPL KIMBLE ADVISED HE THEN TRIED TO CALL HIS MOTHER AND FATHER-IN-LAW, JUDY AND JAMES STUMP, AT THEIR RESIDENCE, BUT GOT NO ANSWER THERE EITHER.


LCPL KIMBLE WAS ASKED IF THE UNIDENTIFIED LADY TOLD THEM WHY SHE WAS CALLING AND ATTEMPTED TO GET A HOLD OF HIS PARENTS. LCPL KIMBLE SAID ALL HE RECALLS BEING TOLD IS THAT HIS BROTHER'S HOUSE HAD CAUGHT ON FIRE. AS THEY WERE UNABLE TO CONTACT ANYONE, LCPL KIMBLE SAID HE AND KIMBERLY GOT DRESS AND WENT OVER TO TED AND PATRICIA'S HOUSE. LCPL KIMBLE CLAIMED IT WAS ABOUT A 15 MINUTE DRIVE.


LCPL KIMBLE SAID WHEN THEY ARRIVED AT THE HOUSE THEY WERE STOPPED BY SOME OFFICIALS, UNKNOWN IF IT WAS THE POLICE OR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, BUT WERE SOON USHERED IN AFTER VERIFICATION FROM HIS BROTHER, TED, THAT THEY WERE PART OF THE FAMILY. LCPL KIMBLE ADVISED BEFORE HE KNEW WHAT HAD HAPPENED AN UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN CAME UP TO HIM AND KIMBERLY AND GAVE THEM A HUG, STATING SHE WAS SORRY. SHE SAID THEY COULD NOT FIND PATRICIA, BUT THEY DID FIND A BODY IN
 

EXHIBIT (1)
WARNING


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U.S. NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE
 

TITLE: V/KIMBLE. PATRICIA /CIV

CCN: 300CT95-LELE-0057-7HRR

 
THE HOUSE AND ASSUMED IT WAS PATRICIA. LCPL KIMBLE THEN ADVISED PATRICIA'S MOTHER (JUDY STUMP) ARRIVED AND WAS HYSTERICAL; AND BY THIS TIME SO WAS HIS WIFE (KIMBERLY). LCPL KIMBLE SAID HE DID NOT THINK HIS WIFE COULD TAKE THE STRESS ANY MORE SO HE DECIDED TO BRING HER HOME. HE ADVISED HE HUGGED HIS BROTHER (TED) AND TOLD HIM HE LOVED HIM AND TOOK KIMBERLY HOME.


LCPL KIMBLE WAS THEN ASKED VARIOUS FAMILY BACKGROUND QUESTIONS. LCPL KIMBLE ADVISED TED AND PATRICIA HAD NO CHILDREN. HE SAID THEY SEEMED TO BE VERY HAPPY TOGETHER. LCPL KIMBLE ADVISED HE DID NOT KNOW PATRICIA BEFORE SHE STARTED TO DATE TED, BUT LIKED HER AND THOUGHT SEE WAS GOOD FOR TED. LCPL KIMBLE ADVISED HE DID NOT THINK THEY WERE HAVING ANY MARITAL PROBLEMS. LCPL KIMBLE WAS ASKED IF HE KNEW OF ANY PAST PROBLEMS PATRICIA MIGHT HAVE HAD WHICH MIGHT HAVE LEAD TO HER DEMISE. LCPL SAID NO, THAT HE WAS UNAWARE OF ANY DARK PAST RELATIVE TO PATRICIA. LCPL KIMBLE WAS ASKED IF HE OWNED ANY GUNS. LCPL KIMBLE SAID NO. HOWEVER, HE REPORTED HE USED TO OWN A RIFLE, BUT IT WAS EITHER LOST OR STOLEN ABOUT ONE YEAR AGO. LCPL KIMBLE WAS ASKED IF TED OWNED ANY GUNS. LCPL KIMBLE ADVISED TED OWNED A GLOCK SEMI-AUTOMATIC 44 OR 45 HANDGUN. MATTER OF FACT, LCPL KIMBLE ADVISED HE WAS TOLD BY AN UNKNOWN PERSON THAT TED'S GUN WAS FOUND NEXT TO PATRICIA'S BODY WHEN IT WAS FOUND, AND HE ASSUMED THAT GUN KILL PATRICIA.*


LCPL KIMBLE WAS ASKED WHEN HE LAST SAW PATRICIA ALIVE. HE SAID IT WAS ABOUT TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO HER DEATH. IT WAS ON A WEEKEND, SO LCPL KIMBLE OPINED HE LAST SAW HER ALIVE THE WEEKEND OF 23SEP95 OR 30SEP95. HE SAID HE WENT OVER TED AND PATRICIA'S HOUSE TO BORROW A GAME. IT WAS CALLED PICTURE PICTURE.


LCPL KIMBLE WAS ASKED IF HE HAD ANY INFORMATION THAT MIGHT ASSIST IN THIS INVESTIGATION, AND/OR IF HE HAD ANY THEORIES ON WHO COMMITTED THIS MURDER, OR WHY SOMEONE WOULD MURDER PATRICIA. LCPL KIMBLE SAID HE HAD NO IDEA WHY IT HAPPENED. HE SAID PATRICIA WAS A GREAT PERSON WHO CARED ABOUT EVERYONE. HE SAID THERE WAS NO REASON HE COULD THINK OF WHY ANYONE WOULD KILL HER. LCPL KIMBLE SAID HOWEVER, THAT ONE STRANGE OCCURRENCE TOOK PLACE DURING PATRICIA'S FUNERAL. HE SAID HE TOLD HIS FATHER THIS STORY, AND HE BELIEVED THE POLICE ARE ALREADY AWARE OF THIS INCIDENT. LCPL KIMBLE SAID HE WAS AT THE FUNERAL GREETING THE GUESTS, AND A MALE, OBVIOUSLY DRUNK, DRESSED IN A SUIT CAME UP AND SHOOK HIS HAND. LCPL KIMBLE SAID HE THANKED THE GUY FOR COMING AND TOLD HIM THE FAMILY APPRECIATED THE SUPPORT. LCPL KIMBLE CLAIMED THE GUY JUST DID NOT FIT IN AND HE NEVER SAW THIS GUY BEFORE. LCPL KIMBLE SAID THE GENTLEMAN HAD A STRONG ODOR OF ALCOHOL ON HIS BREATH. HE SAID THIS GUY JUST DID NOT FIT IN WITH THE REST OF THE PEOPLE ATTENDING THE FUNERAL. LCPL KIMBLE SAID HE ASKED HIM IF HE WERE A MEMBER OF THEIR CHURCH. THE GENTLEMAN SAID NO, THAT HE USED TO DATE PATRICIA AND THAT HE IS A SUSPECT IN THE CASE. LCPL KIMBLE SAID HE THOUGHT THIS WAS STRANGE AND ASKED PATRICIA'S BROTHER, RUBIN, IF HE KNEW**

 

WARNING

 

*D got from newspaper

**D told his Dad about this


 

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U.S. NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE


TITLE: V/KIMBLE, PATRICIA /CIV

CCN: 30OCT95-LELE-0057-7HRR
 

THE GUY. HE SAID RUBIN CONFIRMED HE KNEW THE GENTLEMAN AND THAT HE DID DATE PATRICIA AT ONE TIME. LCPL KIMBLE SAID HE WAS UNABLE TO RECALL THE GUYS NAME. LCPL KIMBLE SAID LATER THAT HE TOLD THE STORY TO, HE BELIEVES, HIS FATHER WHO ALERTED THE POLICE. HE SAID THEY (POLICE) CLAIMED HE WAS NOT A SUSPECT, BUT WOULD BE NOW.


LCPL KIMBLE WAS THEN ASKED TO RECALL HIS MOVEMENT ON 09OCT95. LCPL KIMBLE SAID HE AWOKE EARLY IN THE MORNING AND DROVE TO TED AND PATRICIA'S HOUSE. HE SAID HE ARRIVED AT ABOUT 0715. HE CLAIMED HE WENT OVER TO PICK-UP TED'S TRUCK. HE NEEDED TO BORROW IT TO PICKUP SOME BUILDING MATERIALS. HE NEEDED TO BUY SOME UNDER SKIRTING FOR HIS MOBILE HOME. LCPL KIMBLE SAID HE SAW TED, AS HE WAS GETTING READY TO LEAVE FOR WORK, BUT DID NOT SEE PATRICIAN. HE SAID HE ASSUMED SHE WAS STILL IN BED. LCPL KIMBLE CLAIMED BOTH HIM AND TED LEFT THE HOUSE SIMULTANEOUSLY. TED HAD TO BE AT WORK BY 0800. HE ADVISED TED OWNS HIS OWN BUSINESS CALLED LYLES BUILDING MATERIALS. HE SAID TED DROVE HIS JEEP TO WORK AND HE RECALLS SEEING PATRICIA'S VEHICLE STILL IN THE DRIVEWAY. LCPL KIMBLE ADVISED FROM TED'S HOUSE HE WENT DIRECTLY TO ATLANTIC MOBILE HOME SUPPLY WHERE HE PURCHASED THE UNDER SKIRTING. FROM THERE TED SAID HE WENT TO TED'S BUSINESS. HE TOLD TED HE WAS GOING TO FILL THE TRUCK WITH GAS, AND THAT HE WAS GOING TO CHARGE IT TO COMPANY'S
ACCOUNT. LCPL KIMBLE ADVISED HE LEFT TED'S AND WENT TO SPRINKLES GAS STATION AND FILLED UP THE TRUCK. LCPL KIMBLE WAS ASKED HE FILLED ANY OTHER CONTAINERS. HE SAID NO. LCPL KIMBLE SAID HE THEN WENT BACK HOME. HE CLAIMED IT WAS ABOUT 1200 BY THIS TIME.  HE ADVISED HE UNLOADED THE MATERIALS AND TOOK THE TRUCK BACK TO TED'S HOUSE. HE SAID HE GOT TO TED'S BETWEEN 1300 AND 1315.  HE SAID HE DROPPED OFF THE TRUCK AND LEFT. HE ADVISED HE DIDNT SEE OTHER CARS IN THE DRIVEWAY AND HE DID NOT GO INSIDE THE HOUSE.  LCPL KIMBLE ADVISED HE PLACED THE KEYS TO THE TRUCK A TEAR IN THE FRONT SEAT AND PLACED THE GAS RECEIPT ON TOP OF THE TEAR. LCPL KIMBLE WAS ASKED IF PATRICIA WORKED, AND THAT IS WHY HER CAR WAS NOT IN THE DRIVEWAY. HE ADVISED PATRICIA WAS A MANAGER AT AN
APARTMENT COMPLEX. HE CLAIMED THAT QUESTION REMINDED HIM THAT HE HEARD SHE HAD GOTTEN SOME DEATH THREATS FROM TENANTS SHE HAD TO EVICT (NF/). LCPL KIMBLE SAID HIS PARENTS TOLD HIM OF THE THREATS.  LCPL KIMBLE SAID HE DEPARTED TED'S HOUSE AND WENT BACK HOME. WHEN HE GOT HOME, HE STARTED THE UNDER SKIRTING. A SHORT TIME LATER HE SAID HE REALIZED HE NEEDED SOME TOOLS THAT HE DID NOT HAVE. HE SAID HE WENT BACK OVER TO THIS TED'S BUSINESS WHERE HE BORROWED A BLADE FOR A SAW. HE SAID IT WAS ABOUT 1500 BY THIS TIME. LCPL KIMBLE ADVISED HE RECALLS THE TIME BECAUSE HE WENT PAST A SCHOOL AND THEY WERE JUST ABOUT TO GET OUT FOR THE DAY. LCPL KIMBLE CLAIMED WHEN HE GOT TO THE STORE HIS BROTHER'S SHOP WAS BUSY SO HELPED WITH SOME CUSTOMERS FOR A WHILE. HE SAID HE ALSO HELPED ONE OF TED'S EMPLOYEE'S, STEVE, BUILD SOMETHING. LCPL KIMBLE ADVISED HE SUBSEQUENTLY LEFT THE SHOP AT ABOUT 1630. LCPL KIMBLE REPORTED HE ARRIVED HOME AT ABOUT 1630 AND STARTED TO WORK ON HIS MOBILE HOME AGAIN. HE ADVISED ABOUT HALF AN HOUR LATER HIS FATHER-IN-LAW,

WARNING


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U.S. NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE
TITLE: V/KIMBLE, PATRICIA /CIV

CCN: 30OCT95-LELE-0057-7HRR
 

JAMES STUMP, CAME BY FOR A SHORT TIME. HE SAID HE STATED FOR A BOUT 15 MINUTES AND LEFT. LCPL KIMBLE SAID A SHORT TIME LATER HIS WIFE CAME HOME, BUT DOES NOT RECALL THE EXACT TIME. HE SAID THE REST OF THE EVENING HE SPENT WITH HIS WIFE. LCPL KIMBLE SAID HE SEEMED TO RECALL THAT THEY WENT OUT TOGETHER SOMETIME THAT EVENING, BUT HE CANNOT BE SURE. HE SAID THEY WENT TO BED EARLY, AS HE WAS PLANNING TO GET UP AROUND 0600 FOR HIS DRIVE BACK TO CAMP LEJEUNE, NC. HE SAID HE NEEDED TO REPORT FOR WORK AT 1200 ON 10OCT95. JUST AS THEY WERE IN BED, NOT QUITE ASLEEP, HE RECEIVED THE PHONE CALL MENTIONED IN THE BEGINNING OF THIS REPORTS ABOUT THE FIRE AT TED'S HOUSE.


LCPL KIMBLE WAS ASKED HOW HE COULD RECALL HIS DAY IN SUCH DETAIL; AFTER ALL, IT HAD BEEN THREE WEEKS. HE SAID NORMALLY HE WOULD NOT HAVE REMEMBERED, BUT HE WAS NERVOUS ABOUT BEING INTERVIEWED. HE THOUGHT HE MIGHT BE A SUSPECT BECAUSE HE WAS OVER THE HOUSE AND HAD BOUGHT SOME GASOLINE THE DAY OF THE MURDER. HE ASSUMED THE POLICE WOULD AUTOMATICALLY THINK HE WAS A SUSPECT. LCPL KIMBLE ADVISED HE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH PATRICIA'S DEATH. LCPL KIMBLE ADVISED HE ONLY WISHED HE COULD HAVE COME BY THE HOUSE LATER IN THE DAY AND MAYBE COULD HAVE STOPPED THE KILLING.


DURING THE INTERVIEW LCPL KIMBLE WAS ASKED WHAT HE KNEW ABOUT PATRICIA'S MURDER. HE ADVISED HE WAS TOLD THAT SHE WAS THE BODY FOUND IN TED'S HOUSE, AND THAT ONLY AFTER THE AUTOPSY WERE THEY SURE IT WAS PATRICIA. HE SAID DURING THE AUTOPSY THEY ALSO
DISCOVERED THAT SHE HAD BEEN SHOT IN THE HEAD. HE SAID HE HEARD HIS BROTHER'S GUN WAS FOUND BESIDES PATRICIA'S BODY AND ASSUMED THAT WAS THE MURDER WEAPON. HE SAID HE HEARD THAT THE MURDERED INTENTIONALLY SET THE FIRE IN THE HOUSE. HE SAID THE PERSON POURED GASOLINE OVER THE INSIDE, LEAVING A TRAIL OF GASOLINE TO THE FRONT DOOR WHERE HE PRESUMED THE PERSON SET THE FIRE. HE SAID THE GAS CAN BELONGED TO HIS BROTHER. LCPL KIMBLE SAID THAT IS ALL HE KNEW FROM OFFICIAL REPORTS.*


LCPL KIMBLE WAS UNABLE TO PROVIDE ANY FURTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION AND THE INTERVIEW WAS TERMINATED. LCPL KIMBLE WAS TOLD THAT THERE MIGHT BE ADDITIONAL INTERVIEWS REQUESTED BY EITHER REPORTING AGENT OR POLICE OFFICIALS CONDUCTING THE INVESTIGATION. LCPL KIMBLE SAID HE WOULD MAKE HIMSELF AVAILABLE ANY TIME.


BIOGRAPHICAL DATA
EMPLOYMENT: MCB, CHAPLIN'S OFFICE, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC TELEPHONE: (910) 451-2113/3210
SSAN:           
DOB: 17JAN72
POB: ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC
RESIDENCE BARRACK HP-51, ROOM 205, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC TELEPHONE: (910) 451-1781
RESIDENCE: 5821 MONNETT ROAD, JULIAN, NC, GILFORD COUNTY TELEPHONE: (910) 697-2687
WARNING
This DOCUMENT IS THE PROPERTY [UNREADABLE]


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U.S. NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE
TITLE: V/KIMBLE, PATRICIA GAIL/CIV

CCN: 30OCT95-LELE-0057-7HRR


INVESTIGATIVE ACTION: RESULTS OF INTERVIEW. SILVERTHORN


On 13JUN96, CPL Neil Donald SILVERTHORN, USMC, Classified Files Unit, G-1, HQCO; 2NDMARDIV, Camp Lejeune, NC (CLNC), was interviewed at NCISFO Camp Lejeune, relative to his association with a fellow marine, and former roommate, LCPL Ronnie L. KIMBLE, USMC, Chaplin's office, MCB, CLNC.


CPL SILVERTHORN advised he has known LCPL KIMBLE since circa OCT93. CPL SILVERTHORN reported they were assigned together, and for periods of time shared a barracks room, while at India company, 3/2, 2DMARDIV, CLNC, for approximately 2 years. He advised they became friends, and even though they are no longer in the same unit, they still maintain a friendship.


CPL SILVERTHORN reported he has accompanied LCPL KIMBLE to his residence in Greensboro, NC, on several occasions. He could not recall on how many occasions, but said it was between 5 and 10 times. The last time CPL SILVERTHORN said he stayed with LCPL KIMBLE was about 3 weeks ago. CPL SILVERTHORN advised when he accompanies LCPL KIMBLE they always stay at his trailer. However, CPL SILVERTHORN advised he did stay at LCPL KIMBLE'S parents residence on one occasion prior to LCPL KIMBLE'S marriage.


CPL SILVERTHORN was asked about his whereabouts on or about 09OCT95. He advised he had just returned from a three-month deployment to Cuba on or about 06OCT95. He advised when he returned he went directly on leave to his home in Kentucky. CPL SILVERTHORN denied seeing and or being in the area of LCPL KIMBLE'S residence during that time frame. CPL SILVERTHORN advised however, sometime during his stay at home, he received a call from LCPL KIMBLE. He said LCPL KIMBLE was very upset. He said his sister-in-law was murdered. He told me whomever did it was a cold blooded killer. CPL SILVERTHORN advised he does not recall anything else about the conversation.


CPL SILVERTHORN was asked if he had ever been to LCPL KIMBLE'S sister-in-laws residence. He said yes, but it was only after the murder. He advised LCPL KIMBLE'S brother asked that we pick up some lumber from a shed on the property. CPL SILVERTHORN advised they picked up the lumber that day and left. CPL SILVERTHORN denied ever being in the residence itself at any time.


CPL SILVERTHORN was asked if LCPL KIMBLE, or anyone else in his family, ever owned a Chevrolet Camero. CPL SILVERTHORN advised LCPL KIMBLE'S wife owned a teal colored late model Camero. He advised he had driven in it before, but he could not recall the last time. He advised he never drove past LCPL KIMBLE'S sister-in-laws residence in the vehicle. CPL SILVERTHORN advised the KIMBLE'S sold that vehicle a while back, but could not recall when,
EXHIBIT (2)

 

WARNING


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U.S. NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE


TITLE: V/KIMBLE, PATRICIA GAIL/CIV

CCN: 30OCT95-LELE-0057-7HRR
 

INVESTIGATIVE ACTION: RESULTS OF INTERVIEW, DZIADASZEK
 

On 19MAR97, following a request for assistance from Detective Jim CHURCH, Guilford County Sheriff's Office (GCS0), Greensboro, NC, PFC James Allen DZIADASZEK, USMC, 055-74-3911, was reinterviewed by Reporting Agent (RA) at NCISRA Camp Lejeune, NC, relative to his association with CPL Ronnie KIMBLE, USMC, 240-47-9667. It should be noted PFC DZIADASZEK was interviewed on two prior occasions (04-05MAR97) by Agents of NCIS, GCSO, and Agents of the NC state Bureau of Investigation (SBI). Det. CHURCH asked RA to confirm with PFC DZIADASZEK his prior comments to ensure their accuracy.


PFC DZIADASZEK confirmed all topics covered in his two original interviews were correct and accurate. He confirmed he is a friend and co-worker of CPL KIMBLE. He confirmed CPL KIMBLE has brought him to Greensboro on a few occasions, and he has stayed with him and his wife in their mobile home.


PFC DZIADASZEK confirmed CPL KIMBLE has discussed the homicide investigation with him briefly, and confirmed the following topics discussed with CPL KIMBLE: CPL KIMBLE was concerned and upset with the fact he placed a gasoline receipt in CPL KIMBLE's brother's truck the day of the murder. He (KIMBLE) feared Det. CHURCH would believe the gas purchase might have been used to start the fire in his brother's house, versus to fill up his brother's vehicle. He (KIMBLE) believes that makes him an automatic suspect.  He (DZIADASZEK) also confirmed CPL KIMBLE spoke of a lady in Greensboro who claims to have seen him the day of the homicide at 18:20 by his brother's residence. CPL KIMBLE denied that to PFC DZIADASZEK, who stated during his first interviewed that CPL KIMBLE told him he dropped off his brother's truck at the residence and picked up his (KIMBLE'S) personal vehicle (Camero), at 16:00, not 18:20.


PFC DZIADASZEK confirmed he spoke with CPL KIMBLE following the 04MAR97 interview, and told him what he disclosed to investigators. PFC DZIADASZEK confirmed CPL KIMBLE became upset when he told him he informed investigators he (CPL KIMBLE) dropped his brother's truck off at his brother's residence at 16:00, stating, "What are your trying to do, get me convicted?" PFC DZIADASZEK confirmed CPL KIMBLE then explained to him that he said he dropped the truck off at his brother's business at 16:00, not at the residence, and that the lady saw him at the business at 18:20, not at the residence. PFC DZIADASZEK further reported, even though CPL KIMBLE tried to explain the time difference, he still recalled being originally told by CPL KIMBLE that he (CPL KIMBLE) dropped the truck off at his (CPL KIMBLE'S) brother's house, not business, at 16:00.


PFC DZIADASZEK confirmed, although he and CPL KIMBLE are friends,


WARNING


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U.S. NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE


TITLE: V/KIMBLE, PATRICIA GAIL/CIV

CCN: 30OCT95-LELE-0057-7HRR
 

and have talked of the murder, and he (CPL KIMBLE) realizes he is a potential suspect, he (CPL KIMBLE) has never told him (PFC DZIADASZEK) he did not commit the murder. At the same time, PFC DZIADASZEK said CPL KIMBLE has never admitted he committed the murder either. However, when asked, PFC DZIADASZEK opined CPL KIMBLE never would confide in him if he had murdered his sister-in-law. He opined, since CPL KIMBLE preaches about Jesus Christ to him, he feels for CPL KIMBLE to confide in him and tell him he killed his sister-in-law, in his eyes, and CPL KIMBLE'S, it would be hypocritical.


PFC DZIADASZEK reported he was last at CPL KIMBLE'S residence this past weekend, 15MAR97. He advised he went to visit his girlfriend Sherry Wilson, who lives with CPL KIMBLE'S wife. PFC DZIADASZEK advised the weekend was uneventful, except he reported CPL KIMBLE'S father brought him (CPL KIMBLE) and his wife to visit a lawyer regarding the homicide. PFC DZIADASZEK advised when CPL KIMBLE came back from the lawyer's office, he told him the attorney advised that no one involved in the investigation had to answer questions that were irrelevant to the case. PFC DZIADASZEK was unable to explain what that meant, but admitted that included him, not only CPL KIMBLE and his family, but anyone questioned by investigators. PFC DZIADASZEK reported this did not affect his decision to talk with investigators, and he is willing to continue to cooperate with law enforcement officials.

PFC DZIADASZEK advised he recalled one other conversation he had with CPL KIMBLE which involved a potential suspect in the case. He advised CPL KIMBLE told him he (CPL KIMBLE) was at the house two days after the homicide with family trying to salvage what was left of the house. PFC DZIADASZEK was unable to say for sure who was with CPL KIMBLE, but assumed it was his brother and parents, and maybe the parents of Patricia KIMBLE. CPL KIMBLE told him, while they were in the house, a black male walked in unannounced and began to ask alot of strange questions as to what happened in the house. CPL KIMBLE told him they gave this information to police, but they do not know if anything was done about it.


PFC DZIADASZEK was unable to provide any further pertinent information and the interview was terminated.


BIOGRAPHICAL DATA
EMPLOYMENT: USMC, Camp Lejeune, NC
SSN:
055-74-3911
DP0B: 07OCT76, BUFFALO, NY
RESIDENCE: BARRACKS EP-51, ROOM 321, Camp Lejeune, NC
TELEPHONE: (W) (910) 451-3210 (H) (910) 451-1781
REPORTED BY: G. GREGORY MUNROE
OFFICE: NCISFO CAROLINAS
 

WARNING


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U.S. NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE


TITLE: WKIMBLE, PATRICIAGAIL/CIV

CCN: 30OCT95-LELE-0057-7HRR


INVESTIGATIVE ACTION: INTERVIEW OF CPL MCFARLAND


On 02Apr97, reporting agent interviewed Cpl Todd A. MCFARLAND USMC, 298-80-1122, regarding Cpl Ronnie Lee KIMBLE USMC, 240-47-9667.


Cpl MCFARLAND advised he first met Col KIMBLE in 1994, when the two of them checked into 3RD Platoon, India Company, 3RDBN, 2DMAR. Cal MCFARLAND indicated he was familiar with Cpl KIMBLE prior to KIMBLE's transfer to the Base Chaplain's Office, but they were not close friends. CPL MCFARLAND stated he knew Col KIMBLE was having problems with his wife at the time, but he could not recall any specific details. Cpl MCFARLAND related Cpl KIMBLE used to reside in the same apartment complex as he did. Cpl MCFARLAND identified that apartment complex as the one in Swansboro, NC, located off of Highway 24 behind the GANT gas station. Cpl MCFARLAND recalled Cpl KIMBLE and his wife lived in those apartments for about one year. According to Cpl MCFARLAND, after Cal KIMBLE was transferred to the Base Chaplain's Office, they did not see each other.


Col MCFARLAND stated approximately three weeks prior to this interview, he saw Cpl KIMBLE and spoke with him. Cpl MCFARLAND advised KIMBLE pulled in behind him as he was driving in his vehicle on Highway 24 through Swansboro. Cpl MCFARLAND related Cpl KIMBLE followed him into his apartment complex, and then spoke with him briefly outside the vehicles. Cpl MCFARLAND stated Cpl KIMBLE asked him if NCIS had come to see him, and he told KIMBLE no. According to Cpl MCFARLAND, Cpl KIMBLE told him his sister-in-law had been murdered, and NCIS was talking to Marines who knew KIMBLE about the murder, Cpl MCFARLAND noted Cpl KIMBLE said be was pissed off because NCIS was trying to say he committed the murder. Cpl MCFARLAND related Cpl KIMBLE did not say how his sister-in-law had been murdered. Cal MCFARLAND advised that was the extent of his conversation with Cpl KIMBLE. The only other information he recalled was Cpl KIMBLE telling him that a LCpl SILVERTHORN had been questioned about the murder, and had taken a polygraph examination. Cpl MCFARLAND provided no additional information pertinent to this investigation during this interview.
 

BIOGRAPHICAL DATA
Todd Allen MCFARLAND/Cpl USMC

SSN: 298-80-1122
DOB: 06May72
POB: Massillon, OH
UNIT: I Co, 3RDBN, 2DMAR, 2DMARDIV, CLNC WKPHN: (910) 451-3698
 

REPORTED BY: SAMUEL G. WORTH
OFFICE: NCISFO CAROLINAS
DATE TYPED: 03APR97
 

WARNING
THIS DOCUMENT Is THE PROPERTY OF THE NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE


See PDF for remaining pages, which include:

Enlistment/Reenlistment Document (3 pages)

Chronological Record

MCTSF Record of Service (4 pages)

 


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