Ted Kimble's handwritten notes are included as footnotes.
Guilford County Sheriff's Department
4. Narrative: ON
10JUNE98 AT 1955 HRS. I SPOKE WITH KIMBERLY STUMP KIMBLE AT HER
PARENTS HOME AT 5313 COBLE CHURCH ROAD, JULIAN, N.C. KIMBERLY IS THE
WIFE OF RONNIE KIMBLE WHO IS IN THE MARINE CORPS AND STATIONED AT
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. KIMBERLY HAS LIVED WITH HER PARENTS SINCE THE
DEATH OF PATRICIA KIMBLE. SHE AND RONNIE LIVE AT 5821 MONNETT ROAD,
JULIAN, N.C. AND WHEN HE COMES HOME ON THE WEEKENDS THEY GO TO THEIR
HOME AND STAY UNTIL HE LEAVES FOR CAMP LEJEUNE ON SUNDAYS OR
I ASKED KIMBERLY
IF SHE WOULD TO TELL ME WHAT SHE AND RONNIE DID ON 09OCT96, THE DAY
PATRICIA DIED. HER DISCRIPTION OF THE DAY IS AS FOLLOWS.
KIM AND RONNIE GOT
UP ABOUT THE SAME TIME AND RONNIE LEFT TO GO TO TEDS HOUSE AROUND
0730-0745 HRS. RONNIE WAS GOING TO TEDS TO BORROW HIS TRUCK TO HAUL
UNDERPINNING FOR THEIR MOBILE HOME. RONNIE LEFT DRIVING KIMS 1992
CHEVROLET CAMERO GOING TO TEDS HOUSE. KIM LEFT DRIVING THIER WHITE
DODGE DAYTONA GOING TO HER WORKPLACE AT PHYSICAL THERPY AND REHAB ON
CHURCH STREET IN GREENSBORO.
RONNIE CALLED KIM
AT HER WORKPLACE AT 1200 NOON AND ASKED HER IF SHEA
WANTED HIM TO COME EAT LUNCH WITH HER AND SHE ASKED IF HE HAD GOTTEN
THE UNDERPINNING AND HE SAID YES AND SHE TOLD HIM TO GO ON HOME AND
START PUTTING THE UNDERPINNING ON THE MOBILE HOME. RONNIE TOLD HER
THAT HE HAD TO GO GET THE CAMERO AT TEDS HOUSE AND LEAVE THE BOX
TRUCK. KIM SAID THAT RONNIE WAS ALONE THAT DAY THAT SHE DIDN'T THINK
ANYONE WAS WITH HIM THAT NONE OF HIS FRIENDS CAME HOME WITH HIM THAT
SHE SAID THAT
RONNIE TOOK THE BOX TRUCK TO TEDS HOUSE AND PICKED UP THE CAMERO AND
DROVE BACK TO THEIR MOBILE HOME. RONNIE HAD ALREADY BEEN TOC
THE MOBILE HOME AND UNLOADED THE UNDERPINNING. RONNIE WORKED ON THE
UNDERPINNING FOR A WHILE AND NEEDED A TOOL THAT HE DIDN'T HAVE AND
GOT INTO THE CAMERO AND DROVE TO LYLES BUILDING MATERIALS TO BORROW
IT FROM TED. WHEN HE GOT THERE TED WAS BUSY SO HE WAITED ON A
CUSTOMER AND WAS THERE FOR A WHILE AND WHEN TED GOT FREE HE GOT THE
TOOL AND DROVE BACK TO THEIR TRAILER ON MONNETT ROAD. SHE SAID THAT
RONNIE CALLED HER BEFORE HE WENT TO LYLES AND TOLD HER THAT HE WAS
GOING TO LYLES AND GET THE TOOL, THIS WAS ABOUT 1500 HRS.D
KIM SAID THAT SHE GOT HOME AT 1740 HRS.E SHE SAID THAT SHE WAS HUNGRY BUT TOLD RONNIE THAT SHE DIDN'T WANT TO COOK. RONNIE ASKED HER IF SHE WANTED TO GO OUT TO EAT AND SHE SAID THAT THEY COULD JUST GO TO THE WINN DIXIE AND GET SOMETHING AND BRING IT HOME AND EAT. THEY DROVE BY HER HOUSE AT 5313 COBLE CHURCH ROAD AND THEN TO THE WINN DIXIE WHERE THEY BOUGHT TWO STUFFED FLOUNDERS. THEY WENT HOME AND AT 2030 HRS WERE WATCHING TV AND EATING. THEY WENT TO BED AROUND 2100 HRS. AND SHORTLY
AI believe Ronnie called her from my office.
BNo one came home with Ronnie that weekend. The detectives spoke to Neil. I believe Neil took a lie detector test.
CThe second time he called Kim because he had the truck at my office loaded down. He then left my office went home unloaded. Around 1 pm Ronnie took the truck back to my house, and returned to his home in his car.
DRonnie was at my office before 4 pm.
EKim says she got home at 5:40. James Stump claims to have left at 5:30. I'm thinking someone said James was there when Kim got home.
THEY RECEIVED A PHONE CALL AND THE PERSON CALLING HUNG UP. SHORTLY
THE PHONE RANG AGAIN AND KIM ANSWERED IT AND A FEMALE WANTED RON AND
EDNAS PHONE NUMBER, THIS IS RONNIES MOM AND DAD. RONNIE COMMENTED TO
KIM THAT SOMETHING DIDN'T SEEM RIGHT AND WONDERED IF SOMETHING WAS
WRONG IN THE CHURCH OR ONE OF THE PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH. THE CALLER
IDENTIFIED HERSELF AS BEING KRISTY THE NEXT TIME SHE CALLED AND TOLD
THEM THAT TEDS HOUSE WAS ON FIRE. KRISTY SAID THAT TED WAS THERE BUT
THAT THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHERE PATRICIA WAS. KIMBERLY CALLED HER MOTHER
JUDY STUMP AND ASKED HER TO TRY TO CONTACT EDNA OR A CHURCH DECON
AND LET THEM KNOW THE HOUSE WAS ON FIRE. THEY THEN DROVE TO TEDS
HOUSE AND WAS STOPPED BY FIREMEN AND THEY TOLD THE FIREMEN THAT THEY
WERE FAMILY. TED CAME TO THEM AND WAS CRYING AND HUGGED THEM AND
SAID, I CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHATS GOING ON OR WHO DID THIS AND SAID HE
HOPED PATRICIA WOULD PULL UP IN A CAR WITH A FRIEND. THEY LEFT
SHORTLY AFTERWARDS. AND DROVE TO HER MOTHERS HOUSE. AND TOLD THEM
WHAT THEY KNEW ABOUT THE FIRE AND LATER THE STUMPS AND KIM AND
RONNIE DROVE TO SOUTH EAST BAPTIST CHURCH WHERE EVERYONE HAD
GATHERED. THE PASTOR HAD TOLD THEM AT THE FIRE SCENE THAT THEY WERE
MEETING AT THE CHURCH LATER ON THAT NIGHT.
I ASKED KIMBERLY IF ANYONE HAD TOLD HER NOT TO TALK TO ME OR ANY LAWENFOREMENT OFFICER AND SHE SAID THAT RON AND EDNA KIMBLE TOLD HERA THAT IT PROBABLY WOULD BEST IF SHE DIDN'T TALK TO LAWENFORCEMENT.
ALSO SAID THAT SHE DIDN'T KNOW WHO KILLED PATRICIA BUT WHO EVER DID
IT SHOULD GET THE DEATH PENALTY.
THIS WAS THE END OF THE INTERVIEW AND WHAT KIMBERLY KIMBLE TOLD ME.B
5. Reporting Officer/Assignment: DET. J. D. CHURCH
AMom and Dad knew the police were trying to frame me and worried the same about Ronnie. I already had a lawyer myself. Rumors were the detectives were pointing the finger at us.
BJD Church altered Judy and James Stump's statements and most likely did this one too.
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