Law enforcement has reported that Bryce Caleb Timothy Brown, 20, from Waldorf, Maryland, broke into a Lowe’s Home Improvement store and stole a forklift. He then drove the forklift to a Home Depot parking lot nearby and, for an unknown reason, crashed it into a car where 73-year-old Gloristine Pinkney had been sleeping. In an attempt to escape, Pinkney ran away, but Brown caught up to her and ran her over with the forklift. Brown then stole her vehicle and fled the scene.
Deputies arrived at the Lowe’s at 12:40 am on Sunday to investigate a burglary and theft in progress. Pinkney was found underneath the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Brown and Pinkney did not know each other, and the motive is yet to be determined.
After following up on leads, detectives identified Brown as the suspect, and he was taken into custody Sunday evening. Pinkney’s car was found near Brown’s home, and he is being charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, assault, and theft. Brown is currently detained without bond at the Charles County Detention Center.