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Report, J. D. Church (GCSD):  Rodney Woodberry


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: Tue Jun 4 11:01:08 EDT 1996

4. Narrative: ON 31MAY96 I WENT BY 304 LOWDERMILK STREET, THE RESIDENCE OF RODNEY WOODBERRYS MOTHER TO PICK HIM UP FOR A POLYGRAPH TEST AT THE SBI OFFICE. RODNEY WAS WAITING WITH BEVERLY AND ASKED IF IT AS ALRIGHT IF SHE WENT ALONG AND HE RODE WITH HER AND FOLLOWED ME. I TOLD HIM THAT IT WAS ALRIGHT BUT THAT BEVERLY WOULD HAVE TO WAIT IN THE LOBBY OF THE SBI OFFICE. THEY FOLLOWED ME TO THE SBI OFFICE AND BEVERLY WAITED IN THE LOBBY WITH RODNEY WHILE I SPOKE TO AGENT DAVE HEDGECOCK AND AGENT PENDERGRASS.
 

RODNEY WAS GIVEN A POLYGRAPH TEST BY AGENT HEDGECOCK AND AFTER THE TEST AGENT HEDGECOCK CAME OUT AND INFORMED AGENT PENDERGRASS, SGT. DeBERRY AND MYSELF OF THE RESULTS OF THE TEST.A

AGENT HEDGECOCK WENT BACK IN AND INTERVIEWED HIM AS TO HIS KNOWLEDGE
B OF THE MURDER AND HE SAID HE HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF PATRICIAS MURDER, AND THAT HE WAS IN BURLINGTON THE DAY SHE WAS MURDERED.
 

AGENT HEDGECOCK CAME OUT AGAIN AND INFORMED US OF WHAT RODNEY HAD SAID AND ALSO WENT BACK IN A SECOND TIME AND SPOKE WITH RODNEY GETTING THE ANSWERS AS BEFORE BUT ADDING THAT HE REMEMBERED TED TELLING HIM LAST SUMMER THAT HE WISHED HE HAD A HIT MAN.C


AGENT PENDERGRASS AND MYSELF HAD RODNEY WALK TO PENDERGRASSES OFFICE WHERE WE INTERVIEWED RODNEY AGAIN. RODNEY WAS OFFERED SOMETHING TO RINK AND A SNACK FROM
COFFEE THE BREAKROOM AT THE SBI OFFICE AND HE ONLY WANTED SOME COFFEE.
D A POT OF COFFEE WAS MADE AND RODNEY GOT A CUP.  RODNEY DID NOT CHANGE HIS STORY DURING THIS INTERVIEW IN PENDERGRASSES OFFICE. HE STATED THAT HE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH PATRICIAS DEATH AND WOULD COOPERATE IN ANYWAY TO CLEAR HIMSELF. I ASKED RODNEY TO CALL TED KIMBLE BY PHONE FROM THE OFFICE AND ASK HIM ABOUT THE THINGS TED HAD TOLD HIM LAST SUMMER AND LAST JANUARY. RODNEY WAS RELUCTANT AT FIRST BUT DID DECIDE TO MAKE THE CALL.
 

RODNEY CALLED LYLES BUILDING MATERIALS FROM THE SBI OFFICE BUT TED WAS NOT
THERE AND WAS TOLD THAT TED WOULD BE BACK IN ABOUT 45 MINUTES. DURING THIS 45 MINUTES RODNEY TALKED TO BEVERLY OUTSIDE IN THE PARKING LOT AND ALSO RODE WITH ME TO McDONALDS IN GUILFORD COLLEGE. I OFFERED TO BUY RODNEY SOMETHING TO EAT BUT HE ONLY WANTED A SOFTDRINK, A SPRITE, WHICH I BOUGHT FOR HIM.


I DROVE BACK TO THE SBI OFFICE AND RODNEY MADE A SECOND CALL TO LYLES AND TED KIMBLE ANSWERED THE PHONE. RODNEY MENTIONED THE FACT THAT THE I WAS TALKING TO HIM ABOUT THE DEATH OF PATRICIA AND BROUGHT UP THE FACT ABOUT TED TELLING HIM ABOUT THE HIT MAN, ABOUT WISHING SHE WAS DEAD AND THE MONEY AND ABOUT HER BEING OUT OF HER MISERY. TED DENIED EVERYTHING AND TOLD RODNEY THAT HE NEVER TOLD HIM ANY SUCH THING. TED TOLD RODNEY THAT HE KNEW WE WERE TAPING THE CONVERSATION AND THAT HE JUST WANTED EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT HE LOVED HIS WIFE AND MISSED HER AND SHED HE COULD HAVE HER BACK. HE ADVISED RODNEY TO CONTACT HIS
E
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AWe need a copy of the test results

BRodney must have failed the test

CI never said this.  He never stated this till they started pointing at him.  When he called me on the phone, Rodney stated they were saying, I said He did it.  the first time

DNote Rodney loading up on caffeine.  Rodney told me he had taken and beaten the machine before.

EI wanted Rodney to sign a statement for me.  I wanted to stay out of it, letting my lawyer take care of it.



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ATTORNEY BUT RODNEY TOLD HIM THAT HE WAS COMING TO GREENSBORO ON MONDAY 03JUNE96 AND SPEAK WITH HIM IN PERSON AND THAT HE WAS GOING TO THE SBI AND CLEAR HIMSELF.A TED TOLD HIM THAT HE COULD COME TO GREENSBORO TO SEE HIM IF HE WANTED TO BUT THAT THERE WAS NOTHING HE COULD DO TO HELP HIM.
 

THIS ONLY A PART OF THE CONVERSATION. THE ENTIRE CONVERSATION IS ON TAPE.B
 

I EXPLAINED TO RODNEY THAT THIS LOOKED GOOD FOR HIM AT THIS POINT, BUT THAT I WOULD MORE THAN LIKELY WANT TO TALK TO HIM AGAIN IN AN ATTEMPT TO CLEAR HIM OF THE DEATH OF PATRICIA. I EXPLAINED TO RODNEY THAT I WAS NOT TRYING TO TRAP HIM IN ANY WAY THAT I WAS ONLY TRYING TO CLEAR HIM FROM THIS CASE AND THAT I APPRECIATED HIS HELP AND COOPERATION IN THE CASE.
 

RODNEY LEFT WITH BEVERLY AND I TOLD HIM THAT I WOULD BE IN TOUCH WITH HIM ON MONDAY 03JUNE96.
 

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

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ARodney came by and I told him I wasn't saying his name and trusted no one.  I checked to see if he was wired.  At this time he got $80 out of me.

BWe need a copy of this tape.

"The way it happened"

I turned over employee records to detectives, after they visit Rodney. He calls me telling me they said I was pointing at him.  Rodney says he wants to see me face to face and hear it.  Rodney comes by in January and I tell him what he wanted to hear.  Rodney gets $80 out of me for clothes.  Months later he calls making accusations and claims to be coming to see me.  I deny everything and Rodney never shows.  Rodney had already signed a statement for us.  Cook & North told me to get statements from anyone who does drugs.  Rodney was the first to my mind.

Note page 280 missing

 

[On a sticky note attached to report:  Why didn't Church ask Woodbury about Kim Morris?]


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