Police Say Man ‘Needlessly’ Killed Woman’s Turtle During Parkville Burglary

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On right: Michael Kennard Jones, 23, via Baltimore County Police

Authorities in Baltimore County are on the hunt for a 23-year-old man who they say cruelly took the life of a woman’s turtle while ransacking her Parkville home.

In the overnight hours between Jan. 20-21, police say 24-year-old Calvin Fogg and 23-year-old Michael Kennard Jones, both of Baltimore, broke into the woman’s home on Barnwell Court in Parkville while she was away. Once inside, they stole various electronics, accessories, two TV sets, gift cards, checks and jewelry, according to police.

But before they made off with their stolen haul, Jones allegedly took the woman’s poor turtle, Donatella, from her aquarium, stabbed her with a knife sharpener and left her for dead on the floor.

Police arrested Fogg on Feb. 17. He’s with first-degree burglary, theft of between $1,000 and $10,000 and aggravated animal cruelty, and was released on $10,000 bond last week.

Jones, meanwhile, is still on the loose. Police say they have reason to believe he’s the one who killed Donatella.

Jones’ last known address was in the 3200 block of McElderry Street in the Ellwood Park/Monument neighborhood. He’s already wanted on charges from a previous home invasion robbery involving a gun, as well as first-degree burglary and aggravated animal cruelty charges from this incident. He’s considered to be dangerous, so approaching him is not advised.

Anyone with details can call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
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