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Rincon woman headed to trial arrested in FL

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A Rincon woman charged with concealing the death of a Wilmington Island man has been arrested in Naples, FL.

Kimberly Moretz was arrested Thursday night for violating her bond.

Effingham County Sheriff's Office spokesman David Ehsanipoor confirmed to WTOC that she tried to avoid going to trial.

Moretz and her brother Kevin Lambert were charged with concealing the death of 35-year-old Charlie Ray III.  

In February, Moretz asked a judge to change her bond agreement and allow her to leave Effingham County to go to Florida, but the request was denied.

Ray is believed to have been slain in the kitchen of a Whitehall Avenue home in early January before being dismembered with a saw, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities said they believe Chad Moretz is responsible for the killing and that he tried to clean the blood left in the kitchen, according to the ECSO.

Authorities were led to the house after learning Ray was an acquaintance of Chad Moretz.

Authorities said Chad Moretz grabbed an AR15 rifle and took his wife hostage. He was fatally shot when he came onto the porch with a gun during the standoff.

Ray's remains were discovered inside the home when the standoff ended. A majority of his remains were found in a storage unit in Jasper County, SC, which was rented by Kim Moretz a week earlier, according to the sheriff's office.

Moretz is being held in the Collier County Jail.

Ehsanipoor said the sheriff's office is making arrangements to bring Moretz back to Effingham County.

She is scheduled to go to trial on Sept. 23.

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