Ted's handwritten notes are included as footnotes
THIS WRITER AND DET. H.L. BYRD DROVE TO BURLINGTON AND SPOKE WITH
RODNEY WOODBERRY AT HIS WORKPLACE, BOJANGLES ON MAPLE AVENUE TODAY
TELL US ANYTHING THAT WE DIDN'T ALREADY KNOW, BUT DID SAY THAT TED
TRUSTED HIM A LOT AND WOULD LET HIM RUN THE BUSINESS WHEN HE WAS OUT
OF TOWN ON TRIPS.A
HE STATED THAT TED HAS TRIED TO REACH HIM SEVERAL TIMES SINCE HE
LEFT WORK THERE AND WANTED HIM TO RETURN TO WORK.B
RODNEYS REASON FOR NOT RETURNING TO WORK AT LYLES IS THAT HE HAS NO
TRANSPORTATION FROM BURLINGTON WHERE HE HAS MOVED IN WITH HIS
GIRLFRIEND BEVERLY MARIE JEFFRIES, WHO LIVES AT 711 OAKLEY STREET.
RODNEY TALKS A LOT AND WE JUST LET HIM TALK, BUT NONE OF THE THINGS HE SAID HAD ANY BEARING ON THE CASE AND AS TO WHO MAY HAVE COMMITED THE CRIME. RODNEY AGREED TO TAKE A POLYGRAPH TEST IF HE WAS ASKED TOC AND SAID THAT HE WOULD CALL IF HE LEARNED ANYTHING THAT WOULD HELP IN THE INVESTIGATION.
HE SAID THAT HE
HAD BORROWED MONEY FROM TED AS LATE AS (ONE MONTH AGO AND THAT HE
AGREED TO PAY HIM BACK AND THAT TED TRUSTED HIM TO PAY HIM BACK.
ASKED HIM HOW MUCH HE OWED TED AND HE SAID THAT HE THOUGHT IT WAS
AND DIDN'T THINK IT WAS ANY MORE THAN THAT. HE SAID THAT TED IS
STILL WANTING HIM TO COME BACK TO WORK FOR HIM BECAUSE HE COULD
TRUST HIM AND COULD RUN THE BUSINESS WHEN TED WAS AWAY.F
I INFORMED WOODBURY THAT I WOULD BE BACK IN TOUCH WITH HIM IF ANYTHING CAME UP AND FOR HIM TO CALL ME IF HE GOT ANY INFORMATION THAT MIGHT HELP IN THE CASE.
AThis is a lie. I didn't trust him any longer than I had to. He didn't have a drivers license so I would sometimes run down the road on an erron. While gone I would leave the camera recording. I caught him stealing some potato chips and standing around watching to see if I was coming. I tried to never leave him alone and after catching him stealing I took his key to the office. Soon after he quit.
BHe owed me money and called me for advice. I needed help on my garage.
CRodney bragged about having beaten the machine before.
DIt wasn't his choice, Laura kicked his but out.
EA few months after Patricia's death Rodney called me saying the detectives were saying I told them He did it. I said it was a lie. Rodney said he was coming to see me face to face. Rodney came by my office and I assured him I wasn't pointing at anyone. Rodney said the detectives were threatening to charge him. He ask to step in my office to speak with me. We stepped in my office and I patted him down to see if he was wired. I state I didn't trust anyone! Rodney ask me how I was doing. I said OK under circumstances I was hanging in. I said, I've never said your name, they're trying to frame me. He didn't really care how I was doing! He just wanted to make sure I wasn't trying to say, He did it and to get some money out of me. The conversation went from, how ya doing? to can you help me out? Laura had burned all his clothes. Rodney had been wearing the same clothes for 3 days. I loaned him $80.00. Dad was there and seen nearly everything.
FI don't want him near me. He's a con-man. The day after he came off probation he couldn't show up at work. He started laying out on me. My dad can testify to this.
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