According to deputies, the argument happened early Tuesday morning at the Marbella Apartments on North 15th Street near Fletcher Avenue.
During the argument, McTear grabbed the baby and threw him down onto the concrete, officials said.
He then picked up the baby and fled the scene.
Authorities said he threw the infant from his car as he sped down the interstate.
Deputies said they located McTear's car earlier in the morning but had to search several more hours before tracking him down.
McTear was located in Tampa just after 9 a.m. on Arlington Drive. Officials say a citizen spotted him and called deputies to turn him in. McTear tried to run when deputies arrived to arrest him, but they apprehended him and took him to the Falkenburg Road facility for questioning.
McTear cussed at reporters and said "it's a dirty game" as deputies took him in. He was later transported to the Orient Road Jail.
No words can describe my disgust for this oxygen thief and the other putrid vermin who do unspeakable damage to the lives of innocent children. There's an even hotter and more horrendous section of hell reserved especially for scum like McTear.