Login

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 3:20 p.m.

The interview was conducted at the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department by Detectives Murphy and Armstrong. The interview was recorded with the witness' knowledge and consent.

Participants:

  • Detective Ted Armstrong
  • Detective Samantha Murphy
  • Jimmy Carnes

Detective Murphy: Right this way, Johnny. Take the same seat that you had the last time you were here.

Jimmy Carnes: Thanks.

Detective Murphy: Please state your full name and address for the record.

Jimmy Carnes: My name Johnny Ray Clark and I still live in my trailer on lot 66 at the Wheel Estates, on 913 South 18th St. I've lived with my grandparents most of my life, but I moved into town last year. Can't say I like it much.

Detective Armstrong: We'd like to ask a few more questions. Are you sure that you never spoke with Katie? Didn't she flirt quite openly with you?

Jimmy Carnes: No, I didn't talk to her, but yes, she did flirt a lot. Her and another girl came to the station a lot. Sometimes, just to buy gas and sometimes to get chips. Anytime she got out of the car, she flirted with anyone around, not just me.

Detective Armstrong: You tried to get her to go out with you, didn't you? What did she say to that?

Jimmy Carnes: No! I'm no fool. I knew she'd never go out with a farm boy like me. That by itself would've stopped her, but add to it the fact that I working at a gas station and that would have been the clincher. She thought she was too good for the likes of me. I was tempted to tell her to stop flirting because I wasn't interested, but I didn't.

Detective Armstrong: Now, come on, Jimmy. You and I both know you couldn't resist asking her out.

Jimmy Carnes: I thought about asking her to go to church with me once, but I never did get up the nerve to do it. I didn't want to deal with being laughed at.

Detective Armstrong: Are you sure you never saw her wearing skates before the evening you found her in the restroom?

Jimmy Carnes: No, she never wore skates in the store before that night. I would have noticed.

Detective Armstrong: What about the missing key? Are you telling us that you never missed the key until Rosalie Hansen brought it to your attention?

Jimmy Carnes: I never noticed the key being gone until then.

Detective Armstrong: So, did you put the Out of Order sign on the restroom door?

Jimmy Carnes: No, I didn't put that sign up. Do you know how much people complain when the restroom is closed?

Detective Armstrong: Did Katie make you mad enough to show her that you wouldn't take any more laughter from her?

Jimmy Carnes: What are you saying? I was never mad at her. Never! I thought she was beautiful. She acted trashy, but I knew she really wasn't.

Detective Armstrong: What did she say to you when she flirted?

Jimmy Carnes: Nothing. But her girlfriend didn't like it. I could hear them arguing about it one time. Her friend told her to stop flirting with me, and Katie told her to shut up.

Detective Armstrong: Did she stop flirting?

Jimmy Carnes: No, she still flirted every time she stopped for gas. They were still arguing when they got in the car one day, as they drove away.

Detective Murphy: About the stranger you saw earlier in the evening, have you remembered anything since we last spoke?

Jimmy Carnes: No, only that he was hurrying like he was in a rush. I have to get to work or I'll lose my job.

Detective Murphy: All right. We may need to talk again. Don't make any plans to leave town.

Interview ends 3:38 p.m.

People in this conversation

Comments (1)

Is it a mistake that he says his name is Johnny Ray Clark instead of Jimmy Carnes?

  Attachments
Your account does not have privileges to view attachments in the comment
 
There are no comments posted here yet

Have a question or a technical issue?

get help

Let us know so we can help

Go to top
JSN Boot template designed by JoomlaShine.com