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Girlfriend of Murder Suspect Charged with Harboring Him

1/13/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

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Dimeneshia Carter, 21
Dimeneishia Carter, 21

Seized contraband from arrest
Seized contraband from arrest