Kenneth David Bonolis
Kenneth David Bonolis
Kenneth David Bonolis

UPDATE – Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announced that Kenneth David Bonolis, 59, of St. Leonard, MD, was sentenced on January 25, 2022 for the crime of animal cruelty.

Bonolis received a sentence of 14 days incarceration to be followed by a period of home detention. The sentence followed a jury trial held before the Honorable Mark S. Chandlee of the Calvert County Circuit Court during which time the State put forth evidence that Bonolis had repeatedly struck his dog outside of the Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter.

State’s Attorney Harvey wishes to commend Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Kreps, Deputy Director Dowd and the Calvert County Animal Cruelty Task Force for their efforts in the investigation of this matter. He also wishes to commend employees of the Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter for their efforts in securing the conviction. The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Christopher J. Monte.

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announced that, on September 15, 2021, Kenneth David Bonolis, 58, of St. Leonard, was convicted by a jury of animal abuse.

In 2019, Bonolis had been observed by employees of the Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter striking his dog in the parking lot.  With the assistance of Calvert County Animal Control and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, the animal was seized and rescued.

Sentencing is scheduled for November 8, 2021 in the Calvert County Circuit Court.  The defendant is facing a maximum penalty of 90 days incarceration.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Christopher J. Monte.