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Tennessee man found dead in house under construction, suspect arrested with victim's pickup truck

Source: Metro Nashville police; MEGA

Jan. 27 2022, Published 10:07 a.m. ET

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A man has been arrested after he allegedly murdered a person staying in a house that was being remodeled.

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Anthony Eugene Summers, 53, was arrested for the "brutal" fatal stabbing of an acquaintance, Daniel Baynes, 58, inside a home that was being remodeled in Old Hickory, Tennessee, according to Metro Nashville police.

A construction contractor found Baynes dead inside the home around 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 25, according to police.

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Officers were told Baynes was assisting with the remodel and was being allowed to stay on the property.

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Baynes was found with multiple stab wounds, including to his face and abdomen, cops say. Baynes’ pickup truck, a 2010 red Ford F-150, was missing from the residence, police noted.


Homicide detectives found the truck in a parking space outside a cell phone store and found Summers inside.

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He ran from detectives after exiting and was taken into custody.

During an interview at police headquarters, Summers admitted he was involved in a fight with Baynes.

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Summers is being treated at a local hospital for an injury to his hand sustained during the fight. He will be booked on a criminal homicide charge, according to police.

Source: Nashville Police, MEGA

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