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Report, J. D. Church:  Interview, Ronnie Kimble


Note:  Ted's handwritten notes on the report are included as footnotes.

 

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Guilford County Sheriff's Department
Supplemental Report
 

1. Incident Number: 951009027
2. Victim's Name: PATRICIA GAIL KIMBLE
3. Day/Date/Time of Report: Tue Jul 30 12:12:44 EDT 1996
 

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.


I TOLD RONNIE THAT I HAD CLEARED THE WAY FOR ME TO COME TO
A JACKSONVILLE ON THURSDAY 25JULY96 THAT IF HE WOULD MEET ME AT THE JACKSONVILLE MALL ON WESTE . AT THE SEARS AUTOMOTIVE CENTER THAT WE WOULD TALK. I TOLD HIM I WOULD MEET HIM AT 1300 HRS.
 

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 JACKSONVILLE.
 

AGENT 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.


5. Reporting Officer/Assignment: DET. J.D. CHURCH MAJOR CRIMES SECTION

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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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