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INTERVIEW WITH PATRICK ROY PARDEE


I FIRST MET TED KIMBLE SEPTEMBER 21, 1991 AT A SATURDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY CLASS. HE WAS WITH HIS GIRL FRIEND (JANET BLAKLEY). HE ALSO HAD JUST BOUGHT A 1990 LASER TURBO. AFTER BIBLE STUDY HE WAS GIVING PEOPLE A FAST RIDE IN HIS CAR. MOST EVERYONE THERE HEADED TO TCBY. ME AND TED STOPPED AT THE LIGHT AT PATTERSON AND HOLDEN ROAD. WHEN THE LIGHT TURNED GREEN WE BOTH TOOK OFF SPEEDING DOWN PATTERSON STREET. WHEN I TURNED OFF ONTO A SIDE STREET SEVERAL GREENSBORO POLICE OFFICERS WERE PARKED IN A PARKING LOT WATCHING US. THEN THEY PULLED ME OVER AT TCBY AND GAVE ME A TICKET TO. THAT IS WHEN WE BECAME FRIENDS. AFTER THAT WE WOUL HANG OUT TOGETHER.
 

I FIRST MET PATRICIA BLAKLEY APPROXIMATELY SEVERAL MONTHS BEFORE THEN. WHEN I FOUND OUT SHE MANAGED AN APARTMENT COMPLEX I TRIED TO SELL THEM PAGERS AND EVENTUALLY SOLD THEM. IF I WAS NEARBY DURING THE DAY I WOULD SOMETIMES STOP AND SAY HELLO FOR A LITTLE WHILE. WE WERE JUST FRIENDS; THERE WAS NO INTEREST IN ANYTHING BUT FRIENDS. SHE TOLD ME SEVERAL TIMES THAT SHE LOVED TED AND WANTED TO MARRY HIM. PATRICIA AND MY GIRL FRIEND (MARSENA) ALSO BECAME FRIENDS. IN DECEMBER OF 1993 OR 1994 PATRICIA AND MARSENA AND SEVERAL PEOPLE FROM CHURCH THREW A SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR ME, TED, DARRELL KIDD AND GREG AT THE CLUBHOUSE. PATRICIA AND TED PLANNED A WEEKEND AT MY PARENTS LAKE HOUSE FOR MEMORIAL WEEKEND 1995 FOR OUR CHURCH GROUP. SOME PEOPLE CAMPED OUT THAT FRIDAY NIGHT, OTHERS CAME DOWN ON SATURDAY.


IN THE SUMMER OF 1995 MY GIRL FRIENDS FATHER PASSED AWAY AND PATRICIA, DARRELL KIDD AND GLENA CAME TO THE FUNERAL HOME. TED DID NOT, PATRICIA TOLD US HE WAS WORKING AT PRECISION FABRICS TO MAKE EXTRA MONEY. FROM THAT TIME ON SHE SEEMED TO ACT STRANGE LIKE SOMETHING WAS BOTHERING HER.
 

A DAY OR TWO AFTER I MET TED HE TOOK THE LASER BACK TO THE DEALERSHIP AND EVENTUALLY GOT HIS TRUCK BACK. HE THEN WANTED AN IROC CAMARO LIKE MINE. SOON AFTER HE BOUGHT ONE. TED WAS DATING JANET BLAKLEY AND TOLD ME HE LOVED HER. TED WOULD BUY HER CLOTHES AND TAKE HER OUT REGULARLY. TED GOT JEALOUS WHEN JANET WENT OFF TO COLLEGE AND HE BECAME VERY POSSESSIVE AND WANTED TO KNOW WHAT SHE HAD BEEN DOING. FINALLY THEY BROKE UP. SHORTLY AFTERWARDS, TED MET A GIRL BY THE NAME OF CHRISTINE TAYLOR. THEY DATED FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS AND THEN HE GOT TIRED OF HER AND SET ME UP WITH HER. WE DATED FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS AND THEN PARTED WAYS. CHRISTINE CAME BY_ LYLES BUILDING MATERIALS IN EARLY 1996 AND TED CALLED ME, I CAME OVER AND TALKED TO HER AND WE STARTED TO SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN ON AND OFF UNTIL THE FALL OF 1997, THEN SHE STOPPED CALLING ME. CHRISTINE CALLED ME AGAIN ON OR ABOUT JULY 7 OR 8, 1998. I TALKED TO HER ON THE PHONE SEVERAL TIMES AND WENT TO HER HOUSE ONCE.
 

SEVERAL TIMES IN 1993 TED TOLD ME HE WAS LIVING WITH PATRICIA AND NO ONE IN THE CHURCH KNEW THAT. TED TOLD ME PATRICIA WANTED TO GO AHEAD AND GET MARRIED. MAY 7, 1994 TED AND PATRICIA GOT MARRIED IN HIS FATHER'S CHURCH, I WAS ONE OF THE GROOMSMEN. SOMETIME LATER TED TOLD ME THAT THEY WERE ALREADY MARRIED. THEY WENT TO DANVILLE, VA. ON 12/23/93 WITH THEIR PARENTS AND GOT MARRIED.


AFTER TED AND PATRICIA GOT MARRIED, ME AND TED DID NOT HANG OUT TOGETHER MUCH. I WOULD SOMETIMES STOP AT LYLE'S BUILDING MATERIALS AND TALK TO TED. TED LATER TOLD ME THAT GARY LYLE WANTED HIM TO MARRY PATRICIA AND GARY ALSO TOLD ME THAT. TED TOLD ME GARY SOLD HIM THE BUSINESS AT A VERY GOOD PRICE BECAUSE HE MARRIED PATRICIA. GARY DID NOT WANT HIM TO MARRY JANET. WHILE HE WAS MARRIED TO PATRICIA AND AFTER SHE WAS KILLED TED TOLD ME ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS THAT HE STILL LOVED JANET AND WISHED THEY COULD BE TOGETHER. AFTER SHE WAS KILLED APPROXIMATELY 1 MONTH TED STARTED TO DATE LYNN MCLEOD. HE DATED HER UNTIL RIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS 1995.
 

ABOUT EARLY DECEMBER 1995, TED STARTED DATING RONDA STANFIELD. TED TOLD ME RONDA WOULD NOT SLEEP WITH HIM UNTIL HE BROKE UP WITH LYNN; HE DID RIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. ABOUT FEBRUARY 1997, TED STARTED TO TALK TO AN OLD GIRL FRIEND BY THE NAME OF MELANIE OXENDINE. SHORTLY THERE AFTER TED WAS PLANNING ON BREAKING UP WITH RONDA TO DATE MELANIE. IN MARCH OF 1997, ME TED AND MELANIE TOOK 4 OF THE STOLEN GO CARTS TO THE UWHARRIE FOREST AND MET UP WITH A FRIEND NAMED SASHA. WE RODE GO-KARTS MOST OF THE DAY AND RETURNED HOME THE SAME DAY.
 

SHORTLY AFTER PATRICIA WAS KILLED TED TOLD ME HE HAD NOTHIMG TO DO WITH IT, AT FIRST I BELIEVED HIM BECAUSE I HAD NO REASON TO


THINK OTHERWISE. ON OCTOBER 12, 1995, I SPOKE TO DETECTIVE CHURCH AT THE FUNERAL HOME AND TOLD HIM I WOULD HELP THEM IF I COULD.
 

TED TOLD ME THAT HIM AND PATRICIA HAD JUST TAKEN OUT LARGE INSURANCE POLICIES ON EACH OTHER JUST IN CASE SOMETHING WAS TO HAPPEN TO ONE OF THEM. HE TOLD ME LATER THAT THE INSURANCE POLICY WAS NOT IN IFFECT AND HE DID NOT KNOW IF HE WOULD BE ABLE TO COLLECT. TED TOLD ME HE WAS TRYING TO GET THE INSURANCE COMPANY TO PAY HIM RENT MONEY BECAUSE HE COULD NOT LIVE IN THE HOUSE AND REPLACE HIS CLOTHES AND PERSONAL ITEMS THAT WERE LOST IN THE FIRE.
 

AROUND THE SUMMER OF 1996, TED TALKED HIS GIRLFRIEND RONDA INTO BUYING A 1995 Z28 CAMARO. SHORTLY THEREAFTER HE WANTED THE CAMARO TO HAVE MORE POWER. ONE AFTERNOON, AFTER THE SPRING 1996 HIGH POINT FURNITURE MARKET, TED STOPPED BY MY OFFICE AND HE SAW CREDIT CARD SLIPS. HE ASKED NE ABOUT THEM, AND I TOLD HIM THEY WERE FROM THE FURNITURE MARKET. HE WANTED SOME CREDIT CARD NUMBERS SO I WROTE A FEW OF THEM DOWN AND HE WROTE SOME TO. LATER HE TOLD ME HE WAS GOING TO USE THEM TO ORDER A SUPERCHARGER, CLUTCH AND OTHER PERFORMANCE PARTS INCLUDING A SUPERCHARGER FOR MY CAR. HE TOLD ME HE ORDERED THE PARTS AND HAD THEM SENT TO A LAKE HOUSE CLOSE TO MY PARENTS LAKE HOUSE AND THAT UPS NEVER DELIVERED THEM. HE TOLD ME HE CALLED THE PERFORMANCE COMPANY AND THEY TOLD HIM THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE ADDRESS OR SOMETHING. AS FAR AS I KNOW, NO ONE RECEIVED ANY GOODS OR MONEY FROM THOSE CREDIT CARD NUMBERS.
 

THE FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER, 1996, ME AND TED WENT TO GATLINBURG, TN FOR ABOUT 3 DAYS. I NOTICED TED HAD BEEN ACTING


STRANGE LATELY. I DID NOT THINK TO MUCH ABOUT IT. THERE WAS NOTHING ILLEGAL ON THE TRIP. THE NEXT DAY I STARTED SCHOOL AT STANLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND MOVED INTO MY PARENTS LAKE HOUSE. I DROPPED OUT OF SCHOOL AT CHRISTMAS BREAK BECAUSE PAGENET WANTED TO HIRE ME. THERE WAS NOTHING ILLEGAL AT THAT TIME. AFTER THAT I WAS HELPING TED AT LYLE'S BUILDING MATERIALS. ONE OF TED'S EMPLOYEE'S BY THE NAME OF ROB NICHOLES WAS COMING UP WITH SOME BUILDING MATERIALS. I ASKED HIM ABOUT THEM AND HE SAID HE WAS BUYING THEM FROM A FRIEND THAT WORKED FOR A CONSTRUCTION COMPANY.
 

IN FEBRUARY, 1997, I WAS AT LYLE'S BUILDING MATERIALS HELPING TED UNLOAD THE BOX TRUCK FULL OF LUMBER, IT MAY HAVE BEEN STOLEN. SOMETHING WAS APPARENTLY BOTHERING HIM. I ASKED HIM WHAT WAS BOTHERING HIM AND HE SAID, "THIS IS BETWEEN YOU AND ME, HE SAID HE THOUGHT THE DETECTIVES WERE CLOSING IN ON HIM." HE SAID THAT IS WHY HE GOT A PART-TIME JOB AT PRECISION FABRICS SO HE WOULD HAVE AN ALIBI. I ASKED HIM, "AN ALIBI FOR WHAT?" HE SAID FOR PATRICIA'S DEATH. I ASKED HIM IF HE KILLED PATRICIA AND HE SAID, "NO" THAT HIS BROTHER RONNIE DID IT. TED TOLD ME THAT RONNIE


WENT TO THE HOUSE AND SHOT PATRICIA AND THEN POURED GAS ON HER BODY. I WAS TOTALLY SHOCKED WHEN HE TOLD ME THIS BECAUSE HE HAD TOLD ME ALL ALONG HE KNEW NOTHING ABOUT HER DEATH. TED IS A MANIPULATOR AND HAD ME BELIEVING IN HIM. IT WAS AT THAT TIME OR POSSIBLY A DAY LATER, TED TOLD ME THAT IF I EVER TOLD ANYONE, HE WOULD KILL ME OR GET RID OF ME AND I BELIEVED HIM.
 

THAT IS ABOUT THE SAME TIME I STARTED GOING WITH TED AND ROB STEALING BUILDING MATERIALS AND OTHER ITEMS. INCLUDING GO-CARTS, LUMBER AND BUILDING MATERIALS. TED TOLD ME HE WOULD PAY ME FOR HELPING HIM STEAL, HE DID GIVE ME SOME MONEY BUT I APPLIED IT TO THE LOAN HE OWED ME.
 

APPROXIMATELY FEBRUARY, 1996 ME AND TED WERE TALKING AND HE TOLD ME HE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE HIS PISTOL BACK FROM THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT. I ASKED HIM IF IT WAS THE GLOCK .45 AND HE SAID "YES." I ASKED HIM IF IT WAS THE GUN THAT KILLED PATRICIA AND HE SAID "YES." TED ALSO TOLD ME LATER HE WISHED HE WOULD HAVE WAITED UNTIL THE INSURANCE WAS IN EFFECT. HE ALSO TOLD ME HE WOULD LIKE TO KILL DETECTIVE CHURCH BECAUSE HE WAS STANDING IN HIS WAY SO HE COULD NOT COLLECT THE INSURANCE MONEY.
 

AROUND THE SUMMER OF 1996, TED SHOWED ME A FOLDER WITH INFORMATION ABOUT BOOKS ON HOW TO DO DIFFERENT THINGS. HE HAD


3 DIFFERENT COLOR HIGHLIGHTERS HE HAD MARKED. ONE COLOR MEANT HE WAS GOING TO GET THE BOOK AND/OR VIDEO. I THINK THE OTHER COLOR MEANT HE MIGHT WANT IT LATER. TED ORDERED THE BOOKS AND VIDEOS. I WAS NOT WITH HIM AND I DID NOT ORDER THEM EITHER. TED SHOWED THEM TO ME AND BROUGHT SEVERAL OVER TO MY HOUSE INCLUDING, "NEW I.D. IN AMERICA", "HOW TO CREATE A FOOLPROOF NEW IDENTITY", "COUNTERFEIT I.D. MADE EASY" FREE STUFF. "HOW OTHERS GET FREE MONEY, BOOZE, GASOLINE AND EVERYTHING", "SCRAM, RELOCATING UNDER A NEW IDENTITY, "I.D. BY MAIL 1997 AND A VIDEO-"NEW I.D., HOW TO CREATE A COMPLETE NEW IDENTITY." AT FIRST I HAD FORGOTTEN TED HAD LEFT THEM AT MY HOUSE UNDER MY BED. ON JULY 15TH, 1997 I WAS TALKING TO ANN MAUNEY AND DETECTIVE CHURCH, THEY MENTIONED THE BOOKS THEY HAD FOUND AND I REMEMBERED TED LEFT SOME OF THEM AT MY HOUSE. A DAY OR TWO LATER I BROUGHT DETECTIVE CHURCH THE BOOKS AND THE VIDEO. I HAD WATCHED THE VIDEO AND READ SOME OF THE BOOK WHEN TED BROUGHT THEM OVER. TED SHOWED ME SOME OF THE OTHER BOOKS HE HAD ORDERED INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, "HOW TO MAKE A_ BOMB". I FOUND THEM TO BE INTERESTING READING.
 

AS FAR BACK AS I CAN REMEMBER TED HAS ALWAYS HAD AT LEAST ONE PISTOL. AROUND THE SPRING OF 1995 TED SHOWED ME HIS GLOCK .45 AND I KNEW HE HAD A SMALL PISTOL HE CARRIED WITH HIM. AROUND THE SPRING OF 1996 TED BOUGHT A 300 WIN MAG WITH A BIG SCOPE AND A CARRYING CASE, AT FIRST HE WOULD NOT TELL ME HOW MUCH HE PAID FOR IT, BUT LATER HE TOLD ME IT WAS ABOUT $5,300.00. I ASKED HIM WHY HE BOUGHT IT AND HE SAID IT WAS AN INVESTMENT. HE LATER TOLD ME HE COULD KILL A PERSON FROM V2 MILE AWAY. TED ALWAYS CARRIED AT LEAST 1 PISTOL WITH HIM AT ALL TIMES AND THE 300 WIN MAG WAS USUALLY IN HIS JEEP. I NEVER FIRED ANY OF HIS GUNS. WHEN I WAS AT LYLE'S BUILDING MATERIALS TED WOULD SOMETIMES TAKE


THE PISTOL OUT OF THE DRAWER AND PUT IT IN THE WAIST OF HIS PANTS AND I FELT LIKE HE DID THAT JUST TO INTIMIDATE ME. I WAS VERY CONCERNED FOR THE SAFETY OF ME AND MY FAMILY. I BELIEVED HIM AND HAD BEEN SLOWLY TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM HIM. I FELT LIKE IF I AVAOIDED HIM ALTOGETHER HE MIGHT GET SUSPICIOUS AND COME AFTER ME.
 

I FIRST MET RONNIE AROUND EARLY 1992 AT HIS PARENTS TRAILER, WE DID NOT TALK. I MET HIM AGAIN AT TED AND PATRICIA'S WEDDING REHEARSAL AND REHEARSAL DINNER, THEN AT THE WEDDING. THE NEXT TIME I REMEMBER SEEING HIM WAS AT LYLE'S BUILDING MATERIALS AROUND CHRISTMAS 1996. TED AND RONNIE WENT TO THE FAR SIDE OF THE YARD AND WERE ARGUING. I THINK IT WAS ABOUT MONEY. I DID NOT ASK TED ABOUT IT. THE NIGHT OF PATRICIA'S DEATH I DID NOT SEE HIS BROTHER AT THE CHURCH.


REV. KIMBLE AND HIS WIFE TOLD ME THE DETECTIVES WERE TRYING TO BLAME TED. SOMETIME AFTER, TED, ROB AND/OR MYSELF WOULD STEAL BUILDING MATERIALS, THE NEXT DAY REV. KIMBLE WOULD ASK TED WHERE HE GOT THE MATERIALS. TED AND HIS DAD WOULD THEN GO INTO THE OFFICE AWAY FROM EVERYONE. ON SUNDAY, MAY 25, 1997, REV. RON KIMBLE CALLED ME AT MY HOME AROUND 4:00 P.M. AND ASK ME IF I WAS GOING TO GO TO COURT AND TESTIFY AND LIE AGAINST TED. REV. KIMBLE TOLD ME THAT TED HAD TOLD HIM THAT HE HAD NEVER DISCUSSED PATRICIA'S MURDER WITH ME. I TOLD HIM I WAS IN THE DARK ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS AND MY ATTORNEY WAS TAKING CARE


OF EVERYTHING. REV. KIMBLE SAID TED'S ATTORNEY WAS NOT HAVING MUCH LUCK IN GETTING INFORMATION FROM THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY OR THE DETECTIVES, BUT THAT HE HAD HEARD THAT TWO PEOPLE WERE GOING TO COURT TO TESTIFY AGAINST TED SO THAT IT WOULD HELP THEM OUT OF TROUBLE. REV. KIMBLE SAID THAT SOMEONE HAD TOLD HIM THAT ROB NICHOLES HAD TOLD THEM HE WAS GOING TO TESTIFY AGAINST TED AND HE WANTED TO KNOW IF I WAS GOING TO TESTIFY AGAINST TED ALSO. I TOLD HIM I DIDN' KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON AND DIDN' TELL HIM ONE WAY OR THE OTHER WHAT I WAS GOING TO DO. I ASKED HIM IF TED OR RONNIE WOULD GET OUT OF JAIL BEFORE THEIR TRIAL AND HE SAID HE DOUBTED IF TED WOULD, BUT RONNIE MIGHT BECAUSE HIS WIFE WAS PREGNANT AND WAS HAVING SOME PROBLEMS. THERE MAYBE SOME STUFF THAT I CANNOT REMEMBER AT THIS TIME. THIS STATEMENT IS AS ACCURATE AND TRUTHFUL AS POSSIBLE AND TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AS I RECALL. I KNOW I DONE A LOT OF ILLEGAL THINGS WHILE KNOWING TED KIMBLE AND I AM VERY SORRY FOR THAT AND I KNOW I WILL HAVE TO ANSWER TO THAT. IF TED AND /OR RONNIE KIMBLE GET OUT OF JAIL I FEEL LIKE THEY WILL COME AFTER ME AND CAUSE ME HARM BECAUSE I HAVE DECIDED TO TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT EVERYTHING WE WERE INVOLVED IN AND EVERYTHING TED TOLD ME.


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