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Suspect Arrested in Lanier Drive Homicide

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 2, 2023

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged 29-year-old, Dennis Morris Hinnant Jr., of Silver Spring, with a homicide that occurred in the 8800 block of Lanier Drive.  

On Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at approximately 12:44 a.m., Hinnant Jr., walked into the Rockville City Police Station and requested to speak with a homicide detective. Hinnant Jr., stated that officers would find the deceased body of his wife at their residence on Lanier Drive.  

Officers from the 2nd District responded to the address for a check the welfare. Upon entering the residence, officers located an adult female, later identified as 28-year-old, Taresha Pendarvis of Silver Spring, with trauma to her body. Pendarvis was pronounced dead at the scene.


At that time, Hinnant Jr., was transported to the Montgomery County Police Headquarters to be interviewed by detectives.  

Detectives applied for and obtained a search warrant for the residence.  

Hinnant Jr., was transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit (CPU) and charged with first degree murder. He is currently being held without bond.  

Dennis Morris Hinnant Jr. Dennis Morris Hinnant Jr. (Original Image)

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Release ID: 23-069
Media Contact: CTDurham 
Categories: homicide