An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working jointly with the Dickson County Sheriff's Office, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and multiple other local, state and federal agencies, has resulted in the arrest of a man who was the subject of a two-day manhunt in Dickson County. The agency made the announcement on Twitter around 8 a.m. Friday.
Steven Wiggins was found during the mid-morning hoursin Hickman County, Tennessee, by a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper, said Hickman County Sheriff Randal Ward.
The TBI said a video recording enabled them to identify Wiggins as the suspect.
An image of Wiggins released by the TBI showed him in handcuffs in the back of a squad auto with what appeared to be dirt smeared across his clothes and a large rip in his jeans.
Steven Wiggins is accused of shooting and killing a sheriff's deputy in Tennessee.
Accused gunman Steven Wiggins continues to evade capture after Sergeant Daniel Baker was shot and killed Wednesday while responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Sam Vineyard Road.
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Authorities say Castro-Miles and Wiggins knew each other.
The TBI announced the news of the arrest, saying "teamwork and diligence has paid off".
"He was totally obedient to the trooper's orders", Stewart said. Investigators allege Wiggins shot Baker while Erika Castro-Miles sat in the vehicle with Wiggins, according to Castro-Miles' arrest affidavit. Officials were focusing on a wooded area in Hickman County late Thursday, according to The Tennessean. He is survived by his wife, children, and family including his father and stepbrother who serve as law enforcement officers with the Spring Hill Police Department. "I commend the joint effort of state and local law enforcement as they tirelessly search for the suspect, even as they mourn the loss of one of their own", Haslam said.
"His service and dedication.to his country and community will always be remembered", Bledsoe read.
Wiggins had been already wanted on charges that he assaulted a woman and stole her auto when he was pulled over Wednesday, according to a report from the Kingston Springs Police Department.
Baker once helped rescue a woman trapped underwater in a vehicle and, more recently, joined in the capture a gunman at a shooting outside a theater, according to Bledsoe. She's being held without bond in Dickson and as of Friday morning no court date had been set in her case. Prosecutors will also seek the death penalty against her. His body was found in his patrol auto several miles from where he stopped a suspicious vehicle.