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Report, J. D. Church (GCSD):  Interview, James & Judy Stump


Ted's handwritten notes 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: Mon Jun 10 22:07:08 EDT 1996
 

4. Narrative: I DROVE TO JAMES RONALD STUMPS HOUSE TODAY AND SPOKE WITH JAMES AND HIS WIFE JUDY ANN CABLE STUMP. THEY LIVE AT 5313 COBLE CHURCH ROAD, JULIAN, N.C. JAMES AND JUDY ARE THE PARENTS OF RONNIE KIMBLES WIFE KIMBERLY ELIZABETH STUMP KIMBLE.  I INFORMED THEM THAT WE WERE STILL INVESTIGATING THE MURDER OF PATRICIA KIMBLE AND I JUST WANTED TO TALK TO THEM AND SEE IF THEY HAD HEARD OR KNEW ANYTHING THAT MIGHT HELP IN THE INVESTIGATION.


MR STUMP SAID THAT HE DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING OTHER THAT WHAT HE HAD HEARD PEOPLE SAY AND SAW ON THE NEWS. MRS STUMP RELAYED THE SAME. I ASKED THEM IF THEY HAD TALKED TO THE KIMBLES ABOUT THE SITUATION AND THEY BOTH SAID THAT AS BIG OF A TRAGDY AS IT WAS THAT THEY DID NOT TALK ABOUT THE SITUATION WITH THE KIMBLES. THEY DO THINK OF THE MURDER QUITE OFTEN AND WISH THE PERSON WHO COMMITTED THE CRIME WOULD BE CAUGHT. WE TALKED ABOUT RONNIE AND KIMBERLY AND ABOUT THE NIGHT OF THE MURDER AND THEY SAID THAT KIMBERLY HAD CALLED THEM AND TOLD THEM THAT TED AND PATRICIAS HOUSE WAS ON FIRE AND THAT SOMEONE HAD CALLED THEM AND TOLD THEM THE SAME.  I ASKED THEM IF THEY KNEW MR RON KIMBLE VERY WELL AND THEY SAID THEY ATTENDED HIS CHURCH AND I TOLD THEM THAT I WISHED THAT HE WOULD COME SIT DOWN AND DISCUSS THINGS WITH ME INSTEAD OF SAYING HE DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO TALK ABOUT AND I ASKED THEM IF THEY SAW RON KIMBLE THAT NIGHT OF THE MURDER AND THEY SAID THAT HE WAS IN LYNCHBURG AT LIBERTY UNIVERSITY AT A PASTORS CONFERENCE. I ASKED THEM IF THEY KNEW WHERE HE STAYED IN LYNCHBURG AND MRS STUMP ONLY SAID THAT HE STAYED WITH FRIENDS AND THAT SHE WAS PRESENT AT SOUTH ELM ST BAPTIST CHURCH WHEN EDNA CALLED HIM AND THEY WERE INFORMED THAT HE WAS STAYING WITH FRIENDS, BUT THAT THEY DID NOT KNOW WHO THE FRIENDS WERE. WE DISCUSSED THE SITUATION OF RON KIMBLE FURTHER AND I TOLD THEM THAT MY INFORMATION WAS THAT RON KIMBLES NAME WAS NOT ON THE ROSTER AT THE PASTORS CONFERENCE. MRS STUMP WANTED TO KNOW IF I WAS SAYING THAT RON WAS NOT THEREA AND I SAID, N0, ABSOLUTELY NOT, I'M ONLY SAYING THAT WE CHECKED WITH THE UNIVERSITY POLICE AT LIBERTY AND THEIR INFORMATION TO US WAS THAT RON KIMBLE NAME DID NOT APPEAR ON THE ROSTER AND HAD NOT FOR SEVERAL YEARS. I TOLD THEM IF THEY THOUGHT THIS NEEDED TO BE CHECKED ON THAT THEY COULD DO WHAT EVER THEY THOUGHT NECESSARY, BUT THAT I NOR ANYONE AT THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT WAS SAYING ANYTHING ABOUT RON KIMBLE NOT BEING AT LIBERTY UNIVERSITY OR WITH FRIENDS IN THE LYNCHBURG VIRGINIA AREA ON THE NINTH OF OCTOBER 1995. I FURTHER TOLD MR AND MRS STUMP THAT MONNETT ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH WAS NO PART OF THIS INVESTIGATION AND AS FAR AS I KNEW NEVER WOULD BE.

 

I ASKED MR STUMP IF HE SAW RONNIE THE DAY OF THE 9TH AND HE SAID THAT HE GOT OFF WORK AT BERRICO OFF WINSTON STREET AND DROVE TO RONNIE AND KIMS TRAILER AND RONNIE WAS THERE WORKING ON THE UNDERPINNING OF THE TRAILER. HE SAID RONNIE HAD HIS SHIRT OFF AND HAD DROPCORDS STRUNG OUT AND THAT  HE HELPED HIM FOR A WHILE AND THEN WENT ON HOME.
 

I ASKED MR. STUMP WHAT RONNIE WAS DRIVING THAT DAY AND HE SAID THAT RONNIE WAS DRIVING KIMBERLYS CHEVROLET CAMERO.  MRS STUMP SAID THAT THE

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AMade similar comments to me as well, ticking me off.


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CAMERO WAS KIMBERLYS, BUT THAT IT WAS IN HER NAME AND THAT IT WAS A 1992 TIEL GREEN COLOR.. MR STUMP SAID THAT HE GOT TO RONNIES AROUND 1650 HRS. AND LEFT 1730 HRS.A
 

MRS STUMP SAID THAT KIMBERLY AND RONNIE CAME BY THEIR HOUSE A LITTLE AFTER 6:00 P.M. THAT THE NEWS HAD JUST COME ON AND THAT THEY STAYED FOR A FEW MINUTES AND LEFT SAYING THEY WERE GOING TO THE WINN DIXIE TO GET SOME STUFFED FLOUNDER. MRS STUMP SAID THAT THEY DIDN'T SIT DOWN WHILE THEY WERE THERE AND THAT THEY STOOD IN THE KITCHEN AND TALKED ABOUT SOME MAIL ORDER ITEMS THAT THEY WERE GOING TO ORDER.


MR. STUMP SAID THAT AFTER RONNIE AND KIMBERLY GOT THE CALL ABOUT THE FIRE THAT THEY WENT TO TED AND PATRICIAS HOUSE AND THEN CAME BACK TO THEIR HOUSE. MR. STUMP SAID THAT RONNIE WAS IN A JERK AND VERY VERY EMOTIONAL AND SAID WHY DID THIS HAVE TO HAPPEN.


AT THAT TIME KIMBERLY DROVE INTO THE DRIVEWAY AND I ASKED THEM IF IT WAS ALLRIGHT THAT I WOULD TALK TO KIMBERLY THEN INSTEAD OF COMMING BACK. I HAD BEEN INFORMED EARLIER IN OUR CONVERSATION THAT KIMBERLY LIVED WITH THEM DURING THE WEEK WHEN RONNIE WAS GONE AND THEY STAYED AT THE TRAILER ON WEEKENDS. KIMEBRLY HAS BEEN LIVING WITH THEM SINCE PATRICIAS DEATH.B

 

5.  Reporting Officer/Assignment:  DET. J. D. CHURCH

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A4:50 pm to 5:30 Ronnie was with James Stump.  "Kim came home while James was there."  So Ronnie wasn't ever alone.

*BI spoke to my mother about this last night 10-3-97.  Edna (mom) Kimble said, Judy and James Stump were mad about these statements.  J D Church wrote them to say what he wanted them to say.  The comments in these statements were not ones they made.


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