Note: Ted's handwritten notes on the report are included as footnotes.
4. Narrative: ON
8JULY96 I SPOKE WITH RONNIE KIMBLE BY PHONE AT HIS WORK PLACE.
RONNIE SAID HE WAS CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE, THAT ON ONE SIDE THE
CHAPLIN, WHO IS HIS BOSS WAS TELLING HIM NOT TO TALK TO ME OR THE
SBI. HE ALSO SAID THAT HE HAD TALKED TO A JUDGE AND THE JUDGE HAD
TOLD HIM NOT TO TALK TO ME. HE SAID HE HAD ALREADY GIVEN TWO
STATEMENTS AND THAT HE HAD BEEN TOLD THAT HE HAD DONE HIS PART AND
HAD COOPERATED WITH THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT IN THE INVESTIGATION. I
ADVISED RONNIE THAT HE HAD "NOT
TALKED TO ME"
AND THAT THE CASE WAS ASSIGNED TO ME AND THAT I WAS THE ONE THAT HAD
TO CLEAR HIM. I FURTHER ADVISED HIM THAT IF HE HAD NOTHING TO DO
WITH PATRICIAS DEATH OR THE FIRE THAT THE INVESTIGATION WOULD
CLEARLY SHOW THIS AND HE WOULD BE CLEARED.
RONNIE SAID THAT ALL THESE PEOPLE WERE TELLING HIM NOT TO TALK OR COOPERATE WITH ME, BUT THAT HIS WIFE AND IN-LAWS WERE TELLING HIM THAT HE SHOULD COOPERATE AND TALK TO ME.
RONNIE ASKED IF
HE COULD BRING A FRIEND OR A LAWYER AND I TOLD HIM HE CERTAINLY
COULD, BUT THAT A FRIEND COULD NOT SIT IN ON AN INTERVIEW AND THAT I
DIDN'T SEE WHY HE NEEDED AN ATTORNEY AND THAT IT HAD BEEN MY
EXPERIENCE THAT WHEN SOMEONE SHOWED UP WITH AN ATTORNEY THEY HAD
SOMETHING THEY WANTED TO HIDE AND THAT A LOT OF THE TIME THAT WHEN
PEOPLE I WAS ATTEMPTING TO INTERVIEW STARTED TALKING ABOUT GETTING
AN ATTORNEY THAT THEY WERE KEEPING THE TRUTH FROM ME. I FURTHER
EXPLAINED TO RONNIE THAT THERE WAS NO PROBLEM WITH HIM HAVING AN
ATTORNEY PRESENT DURING THE INTERVIEW BECAUSE I WAS GOING TO ASK THE
SAME QUESTIONS WITH OR WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY PRESENT.
RONNIE AGREED TO
MEET WITH ME AND SBI AGENT PENDERGRASS AT THE STATED PLACE AND AT
THE STATED TIME BUT SAID THAT HE DID NOT WANT ME TO ASK HIM ANY
QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS FAMILY.
I HAD TALKED TO
RONNIE 2 OR 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THIS AND HAD TOLD HIMA
THAT I WOULD GET BACK IN TOUCH WITH HIM AS SOON AS I COULD GET
PERMISSION AND CLEAR THINGS OUT AND GET A DAY THAT WE COULD COME TO
PENDERGRASS, AGENT WEBSTER AND I DROVE TO JACKSONVILLE ON 25JULY96
AND AGENT PENDERGRASS AND I DID INTERVIEW RONNIE AT THE SBI OFFICE
IN JACKSONVILLE. HOWEVER THE INTERVIEW WAS CUT SHORT DUE TO RONNIE
STATEING THAT IF WE WEREN'T GOING TO ARREST HIM THAT HE WAS LEAVING
AND THE NEXT TIME HE TALKED TO US THAT HE WOULD HAVE AN ATTORNEY.
THIS INTERVIEW WILL FOLLOW IN THE NEXT FOLLOW-UP AND WILL BE WRITTEN BY AGENT PENDERGRASS FROM HIS NOTES ON THE INTERVIEW BECAUSE I ONLY WROTE TWO THINGS DOWN THAT RONNIE HAD RELATED TO US DURING THE I INTERVIEW.
AOne place he claims he's already done so then says he'll get back to them.
Church was always tripping up over his own lies.
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