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Date: Jul 3, 2019

UPDATE (July 3, 2019 4:25 p.m.):

Booking photo of Johnny Ray Woods III, arrested in murder of Dymond Jones.Baltimore County Police Homicide detectives have charged Dymond Jones' boyfriend in her shooting death.

Dymond Jones was found unresponsive in her bedroom in the 7400 block of Kathydale Road by family members on June 11, 2019. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner subsequently ruled her death a homicide by gunshot wound.

Johnny Ray Woods III (20) of the 3900 block of Bareva Road, 21215 provided a statement to police that conflicted with evidence collected at the scene. He is charged with second degree murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime. Woods is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing.

UPDATE (June 13, 2019 1:24 p.m.):

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled the death of Dymond Ariel Jones (18) a homicide by gunshot wound.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit will continue their investigation into her death. Anyone who may have information regarding this homicide is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020 or submit a tip through Metro Crime Stoppers. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward (scroll down for additional information).

Original Release (June 12, 2019 11:25 a.m.):

Homicide Detectives Investigate Woman's Suspicious Death

Baltimore County Police Homicide detectives are investigating a suspicious death in Pikesville after a woman was found in her home suffering from trauma to the upper body late last night.

Police were dispatched to the home in the 7400 block of Kathydale Road, 21208 just before 10 p.m. last night where the woman, identified as Dymond Ariel Jones (18), was pronounced deceased at the scene. The body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information that may concern the woman's death is asked to contact Homicide Unit detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip:

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

Photo of Officer Charles Huckeba, killed in the line-of-duty in 1977.Baltimore County Police Officers will be wearing mourning bands on their badges on Saturday in memory of a fallen hero.

On July 6, 1977, Officer Charles Huckeba had been with the Baltimore County Police Department for less than a year when he responded to a domestic disturbance in Lansdowne. He was shot and killed by a man in the home.

Officer Huckeba was 26 years old. He left behind a wife and young son.

Officer John Stem was also shot during the incident. He died from complications in 2000.

Officers Huckeba and Stem and other officers were trying to subdue an agitated, armed, 19-year-old man who barricaded himself in his family’s home.

Image of BCoPD Recruitment poster.Integrity, Fairness, and Service are the values followed by over 1,800 Baltimore County police officers. Are you up to the challenge of being a part of one of the most professional law enforcement agencies in the country?

If you are a current or recently retired police officer, you can apply with the Baltimore County Police Department. We are now hiring lateral police officers.

As of July 1, starting annual salary for lateral officers is $58,114. Our officers enjoy competitive benefits, 25-year retirement, and significant career advancement opportunities. To learn more about our Lateral Entry Police Officer requirements and to apply, go online here.

The Baltimore County Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.

Revised June 27, 2017