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Tennessee deputy killer captured

Accused Tennessee deputy killer captured


DICKSON, Tenn. (WZTV) — Accused Tennessee deputy killer Steven Wiggins is in custody.

Tennessee Bureau Investigations (TBI) said he was captured Friday morning along Pumpkin Branch Road in Hickman County. That's about 45 minutes from where the deputy's murder took place two days ago.

A news conference is slated for 10:30 a.m. FOX 17 News will stream that live on Facebook and within this story.

"Teamwork and diligence has paid off! Steven Wiggins is in law enforcement custody. Thank you for your support during these past few days. More details on the arrest as soon as we can pull them together." - TBI

A source tells FOX 17 News Wiggins has been taken to TriStar ER at Natchez in Dickson for medical treatment. He's expected to then be transported to the Dickson County Jail in Charlotte.

Trooper Kevin Burch of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Lawrenceburg District arrested Wiggins. Burch has been with THP since 2017.

Wiggins was wanted for the first-degree murder of Dickson County Sgt. Daniel Baker, a 10-year-veteran of the DCSO, father and husband.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Baker was killed after responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Wednesday morning. Baker's patrol cruiser was tracked by GPS after not being heard from for a period of time. Authorities found Baker dead in the vehicle.

A woman, Erika Castro-Miles, has also been arrested in the case and charged with first-degree murder. A police affidavit says Castro-Miles watched Wiggins shoot Baker to death, then fled before being captured by police.

A funeral for Baker will be held Tuesday June 5 at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Dickson. He will be laid to rest at Dickson County Memorial Gardens.

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