NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville Police officers arrested the second suspect in the murder of Nashville nurse Caitlyn Kaufman.
James Cowan, 28, was arrested at a Hickory Hollow Place apartment complex.
Police officials say undercover detectives along with agents from the TBI and ATF surveilled Cowan as he traveled to the complex from a Sidco Drive motel, where they suspect he has been staying for the past few days.
BREAKING: James Cowan, 28, the 2nd suspect in the 12/3 murder of Nashville nurse Caitlyn Kaufman, was just apprehended as he arrived at a Hickory Hollow Place apt complex. MNPD undercover detectives, TBI & ATF agents surveilled Cowan as he traveled there from a Sidco Dr motel. pic.twitter.com/HDggVYJYp7— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) January 13, 2021
Officers recovered two guns and drugs from the vehicle.
Cowan was charged with criminal homicide. He is accused of being with 21-year-old Devaunte Hill when shots were fired into Kaufman's vehicle, killing her.
Cowan has a lengthy criminal history dating back to 2010. Since then he's been arrested on more than 20 charges, including theft, felon in possession of a firearm, driving with a revoked license and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. In 2019, he was found guilty of evading arrest.
In response to media inquiries, TBI has made available to the public the Tennessee adult arrest history for James Cowan, who was arrested last night by @MNPDNashville, TBI, and ATF, several days after being added to the state's #MostWanted list.— Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (@TBInvestigation) January 13, 2021
LINK: https://t.co/t2BvIBh8J6 pic.twitter.com/yCEYeqq7gg
Hill was arrested on December 11 and implicated himself in Kaufman’s murder. He remains in the Downtown Detention Center.