Metro Police Arrest Man Under Probation in Rutherford County for 19-Year-Old’s Murder

May 31, 2024 at 10:00 am by WGNS News


NASHVILLE, TN - Detectives with the Metro Police Specialized Investigations Division known as TITANS, have arrested 27-year-old Nakelvious Featherston, formerly of LaVergne, on a first-degree murder indictment. The indictment is tied to the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Anthony Barksdale, who was killed at an apartment complex on Oakwell Farms Lane in Hermitage, TN. The suspect, who was arrested this past Wednesday, is a convicted felon who is on probation.


Featherston's current probation is from his past convictions in Rutherford County. Those convictions include aggravated burglary, facilitating attempted aggravated robbery, and evading arrest. According to the Tennessee Department of Corrections, he is under "Active Supervision" and assigned to the Probation & Parole office in Murfreesboro.

Victim Anthony Barksdale was arriving at an apartment building when a gunman suddenly appeared and opened fire this past November (2023). The gunman reportedly chased Barksdale to the front door of the apartment and continued shooting as the victim tried to flee, according to Metro Police.

Investigative work by Detective Kevin Guyton led to the identification of Featherston as the suspect in this targeted shooting. Detectives on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, arrested Featherston without incident at an apartment complex on Mountain Valley Drive in West Nashville.

The suspect is currently serving a 10-year sentence that originated in Rutherford County and was first imposed in 2017. Metro Police report that Featherston also has pending charges in Nashville that stem from a January 2024 arrest for aggravated assault and unlawful gun possession by a convicted felon.

Featherston remains in custody at the Davidson County Downtown Detention Center in Nashville.

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