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Girlfriend of Murder Suspect Charged with Harboring Him



Homicide Unit detectives this morning charged the girlfriend of murder suspect James Cowan with harboring him as a fugitive.

Dimeneshia Carter, 21, was with Cowan when he was arrested Tuesday night at a Hickory Hollow Place apartment complex. MNPD undercover detectives, an MNPD helicopter, TBI and ATF agents surveilled the couple as she drove him in a rental car to the apartment complex from a Sidco Drive motel.

During questioning, Carter acknowledged staying with Cowan and providing him transportation knowing that he was wanted.

Cowan is being held without bond on a charge of criminal homicide for the December 3rd shooting death of Nashville nurse Caitlyn Kaufman on I-440.

Carter is being held in lieu of $75,000 bond.

Seized from Cowan was cash totaling $2,159.

Seized from the rental car were 2 semi-automatic pistols, 126 rounds of ammunition, 1 pound of edible marijuana gummies, 7 ounces of marijuana, 5.3 grams of powder cocaine, 238 Xanax bars, and 56 Adderall pills. Charges in relation to those items are pending.


Dimeneshia Carter, 21
Dimeneishia Carter, 21

Seized contraband from arrest
Seized contraband from arrest