Murder Suspect Wanted In 'Operation May Day' Arrested
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – One of the final people wanted on murder or attempted murder charges by Hermitage Precinct detectives was arrested on Monday night.
John Travis Baker, 27, was taken into custody by SWAT officers at a home on Essex Drive. He was charged with first degree murder, felony murder, especially aggravated robbery, and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
Baker was one of four men indicted in the December 2011 murder of 27-year-old Calvin Davis Jr. Davis was shot and killed outside his Noah's Landing apartment after a failed drug deal.
The other three men, 22-year-old Brandon Horton, 20-year-old Daniel White, and 19-year-old Joshua Holt, were either in custody or taken into custody during a round up over the weekend.
He was the tenth murder suspect to be arrested since Friday as part of "Operation May Day", an undercover effort led by Hermitage Precinct detectives. One final suspect, Gabrielle Holmes, 23, remains at large. She is wanted in the January 2012 murder of 17-year-old Jason Covington, Jr. Covington was watching several girls argue when a gunman approached and shot him in the University Court public housing development.
Baker, a convicted home burglar, was held on $750,000 bond. He allegedly admitted to police that he had marijuana on him at the time of his arrest, and approximately 3.0 grams was found in his pocket.