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Suspect Captured In Tennessee Deputy's Killing

June 01, 2018 - 8:54 am

After a two-day manhunt, a trooper came across the suspect in the slaying of a sheriff's deputy not far from the scene of the crime, authorities said Friday.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has announced the capture of a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Tennessee sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop.

Officials tweeted photos this morning of a handcuffed Steven Wiggins, as he was placed into the back seat of a law enforcement vehicle. His clothes were muddy and his jeans were ripped open.

The agency said Dickson County sheriff's Sgt. Daniel Baker was killed after responded to a call about a suspicious car on Wednesday.

The deputy's car was eventually tracked by GPS to a wooded area 2 or 3 miles away, the deputy was found dead inside.

Rewards totaling $46,000 had been offered for information leading to his arrest.

Wiggins had been already wanted on charges that he assaulted a woman and stole her car when he was pulled over Wednesday, according to a report from the Kingston Springs Police Department.