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.

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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

September 17Navy Chief Petty Officer found dead in her Jacksonville home filed for protective order 2 weeks ago

September 18 - Jacksonville sheriff releases heavily redacted incident report on Navy chief petty officer's death

September 20 - Jacksonville sheriff, State Attorney, mum on action taken after abuse claims of slain Navy officer

September 21 - POLICE: Ball was in State Attorney’s court in days before Navy Chief Petty Officer's murder

September 23 - Officer didn’t think arrest was needed in assault case preceding murder of Navy Chief Petty Officer

September 29 - Andrea Washington, Navy Chief Petty Officer murdered in Jacksonville, buried in Texas hometown

October 1 - Slain Navy Chief Petty Officer: Jacksonville police 'not doing anything' about harassing messages

December 8 - Ex-fiance of slain Navy Chief Petty Officer appears before judge for first time