DICKSON COUNTY, Tenn. - The manhunt continues Friday for a man wanted for killing a Dickson County Sheriff's deputy who was shot and killed in the line-of-duty.
Authorities captured murder suspect Steven Wiggins, 31, after a dayslong manhunt following the death of a Dickson County deputy on Wednesday.
Stewart said the trooper approached the man and saw he had tattoos that resembled those that Wiggins had on his body.
The State Medical Examiner said Baker was shot multiple times. They released a picture of the suspect shortly after his capture.More news: 7 dead after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts
Dickinson County Sheriff's Sergeant Daniel Baker was killed Wednesday morning while responding to a call of a suspicious vehicle on Sam Vineyard Road, about 40 miles west of Nashville.
"Based upon the evidence and aggravating factors in this case, the State will be seeking the death penalty for both defendants", said District Attorney Ray Crouch Jr. Rewards totaling $46,000 had been offered for information leading to his arrest. The suspect "willfully obeyed" the trooper and was taken into custody without incident, Stewart said.
Castro-Miles alleged that Wiggins was "doing meth all night and smoking marijuana" when she talked to police, officials said.
Erika Castro-Miles, described as an acquaintance of the suspect, told police Wiggins had been "doing meth all night and smoking marijuana" before assaulting her and stealing her auto from a motel Tuesday morning in Kingston Springs, Tennessee, the police report said. Baker, 32, was a former Marine and served as a Dickson County Sheriff's deputy since 2008, according to the TBI. The woman fled and hid under a house before she was arrested.More news: Melania Trump skipping G7, North Korea summits
Baker was found dead inside his patrol vehicle about two or three miles away from the initial scene.
Baker survived by his wife and daughter. The TBI tweeted a photo of Steven Joshua Wiggins, 31, in handcuffs in the back of a squad auto Friday morning. According to local news reports, an affidavit filed in Dickson County court says Castro-Miles was sitting in the vehicle with Wiggins when he shot and killed the deputy.
Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe and Jason Locke of the TBI admitted investigators did't know where Wiggins was, but they followed every lead and investigated every tip.
He was taken into custody Friday in Hickman County.More news: Six dead or missing after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts