UPDATE: Stepson accused of killing stepfather in Bowie home, posts pictures on Twitter

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The Homicide Unit arrested a man in connection with the murder of his stepfather. The suspect is 38-year-old Navar Beverly of the 15000 block of Dalby Court in Bowie. The victim is 65-year-old Ronald Pinkney also of Dalby Court.

Navar Beverly

On July 8th, around 8:20 am, officers with the City of Bowie Police Department responded to the 15000 block of Dalby Court after receiving a 911 call about a resident found deceased. When they arrived, they found the victim inside of his home suffering from apparent trauma. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the manner of death a homicide. The cause of death was asphyxiation.

Responding City of Bowie officers were able to quickly gather the suspect’s information and the van he was likely driving. This information was provided to police agencies throughout the region. Shortly thereafter, the suspect’s van was seen driving on Hampton Park Boulevard by our patrol officers. Officers attempted to perform a traffic stop, at which time the suspect fled. Officers pursued the van, with the pursuit coming to an end at the intersection of Central Avenue and Devonwood Drive. After a brief foot pursuit, the suspect was arrested.

The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect and victim had a history of disputes, both verbal and physical.

Beverly is charged with first and second degree murder. He is in custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text, “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgpolice.org and


BOWIE, Md. -- Prince George's County Police say they have a man in custody for a homicide hours after he posted disturbing pictures on Twitter with his deceased stepfather.

The man's twitter feed included several pictures, then additional posts, one saying "THIS WHAT YALL WANTED."

At approximately 8:00 a.m., Bowie Police say they were called to the 15000 block of Dalby Court for a possible homicide.

A 60-year-old man was found dead inside the home and they put out a lookout for a family member who may be a possible suspect.

Family Photo

Family Photo

According to Prince George's County Police, an officer spotted the possible suspect's car near Hampton Mall and initiated a pursuit.

The pursuit led back towards Bowie and after a brief foot pursuit, the suspect was apprehended and is now in Prince George's County Police custody.

The son of the victim identified him to DCW 50 as Ronald Pinkney Sr., but police have not released his identity.

Police confirm the man that they have in custody is the stepson of the victim and that the two had a longstanding domestic history including disputes both verbal and physical.

 Ronald Pinkney Jr.

Ronald Pinkney Jr.

"He just wanted to get him some help," says Ronald Pinkney Jr., the victim's son. " It's sad on both ends, like I know my stepbrother's about to spend the rest of his life in jail."

Pinkney's family says he was a 'great man to everybody' and had friends almost anywhere they went.

"He was one of the funniest men I've ever met at the same time one of the greatest grandfathers, father, mentor," says Pinkney's grandson.

Prince George's County Police say charges are pending against the suspect.