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Female Arrested For Cop’s Murder, Reward Increased For Male Gunman

Authorities have increased the reward for information leading to the capture of cop killer Steven Wiggins to $12,500.

Dickson County, TN – Police continued to search on Thursday morning for the gunman who fatally shot a Dickson County sheriff’s sergeant on Wednesday.

Authorities announced the arrest of 38-year-old Erika Castro-Miles in connection with the shooting on Wednesday evening, FOX News reported.

Castro-Miles was charged with first degree murder in the death of Dickson County Sheriff’s Sergeant Daniel Baker, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).

The manhunt continued through the night for the gunman, 31-year-old Steven Wiggins, whom Castro-Miles told police was “doing meth all night and smoking marijuana” before he killed Sgt. Baker, FOX News reported.

Please be sure to share this on social media. Even if you aren’t in the area, sharing can help get his face out there.

According to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), the incident happened when Sgt. Baker, 32, responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at around 7 a.m. on May 30.

After Sgt. Baker responded to that call, dispatch was unable to reach him again.

A search was launched for Sgt. Baker and, using the GPS on his patrol vehicle, an officer located him deceased in his police car with a gunshot wound, near the boundary line between Dickson and Hickman counties, a couple of miles from where the suspicious vehicle was reported.

The sergeant had been fatally shot.

The suspect, identified from video evidence as Wiggins, fled the scene, and a massive manhunt has been underway, the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office said.

Dickson County Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe called on Wiggins to do the right thing and turn himself in, CBS News reported.

“He has the option to do the right thing,” Sheriff Bledsoe said. “People make mistakes and people do things that are terrible, and this is an evil deed that he has done. But now he can show people that there’s still something left in him by turning himself in.”

Police have described Wiggins to the public as “armed and dangerous,” and asked that anybody who spotted him immediately call 911.

Wiggins was described as a six-foot-one white male, weighting 220 pounds, with thinning brown hair.

The reward for information leading to the capture of Wiggins was increased to $12,500 on May 31, after a commitment from the U.S. Marshals Service.

WTVF reported that Castro-Miles was listed as Wiggins’ girlfriend in police reports, and that she was initially just detained for questioning.

However, the TBI later said they believed Castro-Miles participated in the incident, and she was charged with murder.

Police said that Castro-Miles called police the day before Sgt. Baker’s murder and said she’d been assaulted by Wiggins, WTVF reported.

Officers responded to a residence on Luyben Hills Road where Castro-Miles told them that Wiggins had slapped her and pulled out her hair, and then fled in her car.

Castro-Miles told officers that Wiggins had said he would kill her if she called the police, according to WTVF.

CBS News said he was already wanted on charges for assaulting Castro-Miles and stealing her car on Tuesday when he murdered Sgt. Baker on Wednesday, according to a report from the Kingston Springs Police Department.

TBI is asking people to share his photo and info as often as they can.

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SandyMalone - May Thu, 2018


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