Warrant issued for convicted violent offender

August 16, 2023 | Courts

NEWKIRK — A warrant with bond endorsed at $5,000 is issued for 53-year-old Victor Lee Kemble, who is charged with a felony count of violation of the Mary Rippy Violent Crimes Act.

Established in 2004, the Mary Rippy Violent Crime Offenders Registration Act requires those convicted of specific violent crimes to register their address with authorities for 10 years following the completion of their sentence.

On March 22, 2008, Kay County deputies responded to Tosque Drive to assist a Tonkawa ambulance crew who had responded to a medical call.

Deputies arrived and learned that Gladys Duvall had been transported from the scene.

A witness reportedly told deputies that Duvall stepped in between Kemble and and another subject who were arguing and that Kemble pulled out a knife and swung it at Duvall, who then collapsed. A witness told deputies that the knife missed Duvall but grazed the arm of a juvenile.

Victor Lee Kemble

Deputies located Kemble and asked him about the knife. He reportedly said he threw it in the trash and that he was defending himself.

After a brief struggle, Kemble was arrested and deputies went to the hospital to try and question Duvall. That is when they learned that she had died from a severe heart attack.

Kemble was charged in Kay County District Court with a felony count of first degree manslaughter.

On Jan. 5, 2009, he entered a guilty plea to the charge and was sentenced to six years in prison with all but one year in the county jail suspended.

Kemble was soon released and arrested again in another case.

According to court records, on Aug. 24, 2009, Fort Oakland Police responded to a residence located on the Fort Oakland reservation.  After an investigation, officers learned that Kemble had been fighting with another man and reportedly stabbed him multiple times during the fight.

Kemble was indicted by a federal grand jury on Sept. 15, 2009.

On Oct. 19, 2009, he entered a guilty plea to assault with a dangerous weapon resulting in serious bodily injuries and in 2010. He was convicted and sentenced to 77 months in federal prison for assault with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury.

On Nov. 20, 2012, the manslaughter case was dismissed in District Court in the interest of justice.

The violation of the Rippy Act case was filed on Aug. 1 by the Kay County Sheriff’s Department after it was discovered that Kemble has not registered under the act since July 1, 2015. He reportedly has moved from Tosque Drive to a location on White Eagle Drive without notifying the Department of Corrections or local law enforcement.

Anyone with information on Kemble’s location is urged to contact local law enforcement.