Roy Kronk, utility worker who found Caylee Anthony, defends his past
Mr. Kronk issued a statement to Local 6 News saying that the kidnapping involved a domestic situation between a former girlfriend and her live-in boyfriend.
“In the early 1990s, while on duty with the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Florida, I had a girlfriend who made the decision to discontinue her relationship with me and move to South Carolina to reside with another man. At some time after her departure, she called me and asked me to come to South Carolina and help her move away from that individual. I travelled to South Carolina to assist her. Upon my arrival in South Carolina, the man she was living with engaged me in a confrontation. As a result of that confrontation, I was arrested based on false allegations that I had kidnapped my former girlfriend. The matter was submitted to a grand jury in South Carolina. The grand jury determined that there was no probable cause to bring charges against me. In recognition of the falsity of these allegations, all records relating to this arrest were expunged by the South Carolina court.”
“When I applied for employment by Orange County, since the records of this arrest had been expunged, I would have been within my rights to not disclose this incident. However, I chose to disclose this arrest and the expungement of the records because I had nothing to hide and have a personal policy of openness and honesty about events in my life,”
Local 6 News confirmed the information is included in the criminal background check conducted on Kronk when he was hired by Orange County.
Mr. Kronk will likely give a network television interview next week, but it is not known if he will be paid a licensing fee for any videos or pictures he might sell. His attorney, David Evans, said his client will likely give the interview on Monday or Tuesday. Evans said Kronk’s expenses will be paid by the network but wouldn’t disclose if he was being paid for the actual interview.
“Roy Kronk lost his wife to cancer last year, and that battle brought him down to his last dime,” said Evans,. Evans said he would like to see his client get some compensation.
“Back in August of this year, I had previously reported to Crimeline and to the sheriff’s communications center that I had spotted something suspicious, a bag in the same area,” Kronk said in August. “I have been and will continue to cooperate fully with the ongoing investigation by the sheriff’s office and the FBI. I have provided detailed information to law enforcement but I respectfully decline at this time to get into the details of what I saw at the crime scene.”
Because of all the conspiracy theories swirling around, Mr. Evans said his client feels it’s time to set the record straight. Sources tell Local 6 News that Kronk and Evans have been unwilling to sit down and answer any questions from Anthony’s defense team.
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This is JMO, but I think out of everyone involved in this case, Roy Kronk is the only one that I would like to see get some sort of monetary compensation. He seems like an honest, decent guy in spite of the rumors swirling around about whether or not he had inside information. I may be wrong, but I think he’s innocent of any wrong doing. He did what no one else could (or would) do–He brought Caylee home. Now, he’s been put in the hot seat. For what?
No wonder people look the other way while crimes are being committed before their very eyes–No one wants to get involved–and with good reason it seems.