Police Arrest Second Suspect in Murder of Caitlyn Kaufman
According to the Tennessean, James Edward Cowan, 28, (pictured above) was apprehended at an apartment complex by Metro Nashville police, TBI, and ATF agents on Tuesday night.
Cowan was named as a second suspect in the December 3 murder of Butler County native and Clarion University graduate Caitlyn Kaufman a week ago.
Cowan is alleged to have been with co-defendant Devaunte Hill, 21, when shots were fired from their vehicle into Kaufman’s car. Hill was arrested on December 11, 2020, on a charge of criminal homicide and implicated himself in Kaufman’s murder. He remains in the Downtown Detention Center.
The investigation, being led by Detective Chris Dickerson, indicated that Cowan and Hill knew each other. Analysis of cell phone data by MNPD electronics experts puts both men in the area of the crime scene when Kaufman was killed just after 6:00 p.m. on December 3.
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