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Suspect in murder of TN Sheriff’s Deputy has been captured

Suspect Steven Wiggins (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)
June 01, 2018

The man who is accused of shooting and killing a Tennessee Sheriff’s Deputy has been caught, authorities announced Friday.

There was a two-day manhunt for Steven Wiggins, who is now in custody, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said.

“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,” the TBI said.

The TBI had said Thursday that one suspect was detained and later arrested in the murder of Sgt. Daniel Baker.

The manhunt was still underway Thursday for a second suspect after the Dickson County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot and killed in Tennessee early Wednesday morning.

The Sheriff’s Deputy reportedly tried to stop a driver with an expired tag around 7 a.m. Thursday; there was a brief chase and then shots were exchanged.

Dickson County Mayor Bob Rial had confirmed to WKRN that the suspect was at large following the incident earlier this week.

The Dickson County Sheriff’s Office sent out an alert that an armed subject was in the area of Bear Creek and Valley Road, and that residents should report anyone who looks suspicious.