Takyris Simms, 20, who was wanted in connection with the August 2014 murder of Jorge Garnica, is now being held without bail in the Metro Jail.
Simms was returned to Nashville from Atlanta on Tuesday. On August 22, 2014, Garnica, 20, was talking to a friend on his cell phone when the friend heard background noises before the phone call abruptly ended. Garnica was found on the steps of his apartment building fatally wounded. It is believed that Garnica was shot during a robbery. Investigation by Homicide Cold-Case Detective Curtis Hafley led to the development of Simms as a suspect. A Juvenile Court petition and arrest order charging criminal homicide had been issued against Simms earlier this year. Shaquay Dodd, 20, was arrested and charged with murder and robbery in this case in April 2016. The case against Dodd is pending in Criminal Court.
Simms was also wanted for escaping from Woodland Hills Youth Development Center in January 2016. Simms was sent to Woodland Hills after his September 2014 conviction for aggravated robbery.