The ex-fiancé of a Navy Chief Petty Officer found murdered in her Jacksonville home was arrested for murder Friday, according to the Duval County Jail.
Danny Ray Beard, 36, briefly appeared before a judge Saturday morning.
Danny Ray Beard, 36, was engaged to Andrea Washington, 37, who was found dead inside her Northside home on Sept. 17.
Washington had filed for a protection order against Beard on Sept. 6, telling the court in her petition that Beard threatened her with a gun. She also reported he pushed her to the ground and kicked her in the stomach.
Prior to the protection order, Washington had already filed a separate police report against Beard on Sept. 2 for aggravated assault, at the encouragement of a friend.
The day Washington was found dead, Beard appeared in court to defend the domestic violence injunction against him. A court dismissed the temporary restraining order because Washington did not attend--nor could she since she was already deceased.
Beard is being held on no bond. His next court appearance is Saturday at 9am.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
Timeline of the case