Fugitive in 2012 murder arrested in south Nashville

John Eddings Jr
John Eddings Jr (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police said Monday a man wanted by authorities since 2012 has finally been captured.

John Eddings Jr., 23, was arrested at 3 a.m. Monday morning after he allegedly ran from a detective in the JC Napier public housing development.

Police say he’s been a fugitive since Nov. 18, 2012 after Calvin Beaudion was shot to death.

Beaudion was killed during a robbery as he sat in his car outside a friend’s apartments near the intersection of Claiborne and Cannon streets.

Eddings reportedly happened upon a detective early Monday as the detective was keeping an eye on a stolen car.

The detective said watched Eddings, wearing all black, go into a nearby parking lot and check car door handles while looking inside the windows.

Eddings allegedly then saw the officer and ran toward him while reaching at his waistband. When Eddings got within touching distance of the unmarked police car, the detective drew his gun and ordered him to back away.

Metro police said Eddings took off running and was later arrested by other officers after a brief chase. He was then identified being a fugitive.

The 23-year-old is being held without bond on first-degree murder charges. He now also faces charges of evading arrest and attempted aggravated robbery of the detective.

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