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Report, G. Gregory Munroe (NCIS):  Interview Ronnie Kimble


Ted's handwritten notes are in red, Ronnie's are in blue

 

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OCT-31-95     NCISFO CAMP LEJEUNE   05LE  910 451 8206  P.02

 

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 HIS (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 Kim 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

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WARNING
THIS DOCUMENT IS THE PROPERTY Of THE NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE
CONTENTS MAY BE DISCLOSED ONLY TO PERSONS WHOSE OFFICIAL DUTIES REQUIRE ACCESS HERETO. CONTENTS MAY NOT BE DISCLOSED TO THE PARTY(S) CONCERNED WITHOUT SPECIFIC AUTHORIZATION FROM THE NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SERVICE.

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OCT-31-95     NCISFO CAMP LEJEUNE   05LE  910 451 8206  P.03

 

U.S. NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE
 

TITLE: V/KIMBLE, PATRICIA /CIV

CCN: 30OCT95-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.A 
 

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 SHE 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,B IF HE KNEW

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WARNING
THIS DOCUMENT IS THE PROPERTY Of THE NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE
CONTENTS MAY BE DISCLOSED ONLY TO PERSONS WHOSE OFFICIAL DUTIES REQUIRE ACCESS HERETO. CONTENTS MAY NOT BE DISCLOSED TO THE PARTY(S) CONCERNED WITHOUT SPECIFIC AUTHORIZATION FROM THE NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SERVICE.

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APatricia's Mother was already there.  My mother showed up.

B?


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OCT-31-95     NCISFO CAMP LEJEUNE   05LE  910 451 8206  P.04

 

U.S. NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE
 

TITLE: V/KIMBLE, PATRICIA /CIV
CCN: 300CT95-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 MOVEMENTS 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 PATRICIA. 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 ASKED TED HE WAS GOING TO FILL THE TRUCK WITH GAS, AND THAT HE WAS GOING TO CHARGE IT TO THE 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 IF 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 DID NOT SEE ANY OTHER CARS IN THE DRIVEWAY AND HE DID NOT GO INSIDE THE HOUSE. LCPL KIMBLE ADVISED HE PLACED THE KEYS TO THE TRUCK IN 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 (NFI). 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 SOME . LCPL KIMBLE ADVISED HE SUBSEQUENTLY LEFT THE SHOP AT ABOUT 1630.A LCPL KIMBLE REPORTED HE ARRIVED HOME AT ABOUT 1630A AND STARTED TO WORK ON HIS MOBILE HOME AGAIN. HE ADVISED ABOUT HALF AN HOUR LATERA HIS FATHER-IN-LAW,

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WARNING
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CONTENTS MAY BE DISCLOSED ONLY TO PERSONS WHOSE OFFICIAL DUTIES REQUIRE ACCESS HERETO. CONTENTS MAY NOT BE DISCLOSED TO THE PARTY(S) CONCERNED WITHOUT SPECIFIC AUTHORIZATION FROM THE NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SERVICE.

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AHow can he leave my shop at 4:30 and be home at 4:30?  He left at 4:30-4:35.

ALess than 15 minutes.  He got these times backwards.


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OCT-31-95     NCISFO CAMP LEJEUNE   05LE  910 451 8206  P.05

 

U.S. NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE
 

TITLE: V/KIMBLE, PATRICIA/CIV

CCN: 30O0T95-LELE-0057-7HRR
 

JAMES STUMP, CAME BY FOR A SHORT TIME. HE SAID HE STAYED FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTESA 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 DOORA 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: 240-47-9667
DOB: 17JAN72
P0B: 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

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WARNING
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CONTENTS MAY BE DISCLOSED ONLY TO PERSONS WHOSE OFFICIAL DUTIES REQUIRE ACCESS HERETO. CONTENTS MAY NOT BE DISCLOSED TO THE PARTY(S) CONCERNED WITHOUT SPECIFIC AUTHORIZATION FROM THE NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SERVICE.

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AIt wasn't the front door.

AI think he stayed about 30


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OCT-31-95     NCISFO CAMP LEJUENE   05LE  910 451 8206  P.06

 

U.S. NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE
 

TITLE: V/KIMBLE, PATRICIA /CIV

CCN: 30OCT95-LELE-0057-7HRR
 

REPORTED BY: G. GREGORY MUNROE
OFFICE: NCISFO CAMP LEJEUNE, NC
DATE TYPED: 30OCT95

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