90 Day Fiance's Michael Baltimore arrested in Florida after joining US Marshals' 15 Most Wanted List
DAVIE, FLORIDA: Michael Baltimore was apprehended in Davie, Florida, on Friday, six months after his name was placed on the US Marshals Service's 15 Most Wanted list. According to a press release from the US Marshals, the barber who featured on '90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?' was caught after leaving a bar brawl on January 12 night, after allegedly shooting his former boss Kendell Jerome Cook to death in May 2021.
The DPD officers rushed to the confrontation on Thursday night after witnesses stated a man with a knife threatened to grab a pistol from his car, according to the Marshals Service. The suspect then left in a female-driven vehicle. The next morning, when police recovered the vehicle, they let the woman go but caught Michael when his fingerprints alerted investigators to his 'Most Wanted' status. He was located with a loaded firearm, cocaine, and three fraudulent ID cards after attempting to give authorities a false identity.
Michael is still being held in Florida, where he will face local charges, according to CNN. According to the US Marshals, he is also suspected of shooting Kendell to death and wounded coworker Anthony White at Cook's GQ Barbershop in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on May 22, 2021. Michael was formerly employed with Kendell till 2019. In July, the Marshals Service added Michael to the list of the 15 Most Wanted, offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to his apprehension. A $10,000 reward was also offered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, while an extra $2,000 was offered by Cumberland County Crime Stoppers.
According to WGAL 8, Michael was initially wanted by Carlisle Police Department on charges of homicide, attempted homicide, and weapons offenses immediately after the crime until White and another witness identified him. According to police, the shooting was the result of a personal quarrel between Michael and the victims. As per Penn Live, Kendell had been receiving threats from Michael for several months before the shooting.
In 2019, Michael and Kendell appeared in Season 4 of '90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?' when they notified Ashley Martson that her husband Jay Smith had cheated on her with a lady in the barbershop restroom.