Posted on: January 22, 2023 Posted by: Quita B! Comments: 0

Former TLC reality star Michael Anthony Baltimore’s recent arrest may bring closure to the 2021 murder of a barbershop owner in Pennsylvania.

According to reports, the 43-year-old who was listed on the US Marshals 15 Most Wanted List was captured on Friday (Jan. 13). Allegedly involved in a bar fight in Davie, Florida., Baltimore is said to have flashed a knife and threatened gun violence during the melee. The next morning, he was apprehended during a traffic stop. He now faces several local charges. They include battery, possession of fentanyl, trafficking ecstasy, possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, possession of a weapon by a felon, display of a firearm, providing false identification to law enforcement officials, and using false information to obtain a driver’s license.

2021 Murder Case

In addition to the hot water he was already in, Baltimore’s fingerprints were also linked to a murder case dating back to May 2021. Baltimore, once a professional barber, is accused of shooting his former employer Kendell Jerome Cook to death. Officials say the violent attack took place at Cook’s GQ Barbershop in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The gunfire not only left Cook dead, but also injured another man.

Kendell Cook
Kendell Cook/photo credit: TLC

In connection to the Cook case, Baltimore was wanted for homicide, assault, and parole violation. The motive behind the shooting is not clear. However, Baltimore did work for Cook until 2019. During his employment at Cook’s barbershop, he appeared on “90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After”. The shop was the setting for a number of scenes. Among them was one in which Baltimore cautioned cast member Jay Smith not to cheat.

The disheveled braids he donned in his recent mugshot were in stark contrast to his clean-cut appearance on the show.

Michael Anthony Baltimore/photo credit: TLC

Currently, Baltimore is being held in Broward County, Florida. Officials are preparing to move forward on recent and previous charges. In a statement, Sean McCormack, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania’s district attorney, commented: “Now that he is in custody, we can finally begin the court process where he will be facing first-degree murder charges.”

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