Cop-Killer Dragged To Jail Wearing Murdered Sergeant's Handcuffs

Steven Wiggins was held on custody using Sergeant Daniel Baker's handcuffs.

Hickman County, TN – Steven Wiggins was booked into the Dickson County Jail on Friday for the murder of Sergeant Daniel Baker on Wednesday.

After he was taken into custody, authorities used the murdered sergeant's handcuffs to restrain his suspected killer.

Steven Wiggins, 31, was captured early Friday a days-long manhunt.

He was found by a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper on Pumpkin Branch Road, not far from where police say he fatally shot Sgt. Baker on Wednesday, The Tennessean reported.

“From my understanding he was laying on the side of the road,” Hickman County Sheriff Randal Ward told The Tennessean.

Authorities from multiple law enforcement agencies had been searching for Wiggins since May 30. As of Thursday evening, the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the cop killer had reached $46,000, FOX News reported.

On Friday morning, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) posted a series of tweets announcing his capture, along with photos of Wiggins’ arrest.

According to TBI, Sgt. Baker, 32, was killed when he 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.

A massive manhunt manhunt was launched for him, the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office said.

Police had already arrested Wiggins’ girlfriend on Wednesday evening, 38-year-old Erika Castro-Miles, in connection with Sgt. Baker’s murder, FOX News reported.

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 charged the woman with murder.

Police said that Castro-Miles called police the day before Sgt. Baker's murder and said that 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.

Wiggins is being charged with first degree murder and is being held on no bond.

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Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

@nascartimmy66: do you think that the girlfriend was the shooter and that Wiggins might be an innocent victim in all this who ran away because he was afraid of how the police might react?

b1rd
b1rd

Another far reaching theory Booger?

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Well I definitely think it was either Wiggins or the girlfriend. I doubt it was pre-planned, but it certainly seems like first or second degree murder. One of them should do time -- but which one?

Nachogirl
Nachogirl

does it really matter? if they were together at the scene and time of this officers murder both shud b liable and held accountable.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

@Nachogirl: that isn't how murder generally works. witnessing a murder does not make one guilty of murder. the prosecutor would have to prove that the non-shooter helped the shooter do the murder in some way.

John.Brown
John.Brown

Bugger, the police wouldn't charge her with murder if they didn't have probable cause to believe she was involved in the murder. You really have no concept of the law. Stop watching My Little Pony and take a law class and maybe you will learn how things generally work.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

What would be really crazy is if it turns out that police didn't have probable cause when they arrested her, but it turns out she actually was the shooter. I wonder what would happen in that case.

John.Brown
John.Brown

You really are stupid Bugger. The police can't charge a person without probable cause. A judge or magistrate or a court commissioner have to sign off on that fact. Do you even know what probable cause is? And wouldn't it be crazy if they have dash cam evidence of her involvement? They already know what happened. I know you have your pants around your ankles waiting for the video, but the police are not here for your own sick amusement. It will all come out in due time.

HCD_is_my_bitch
HCD_is_my_bitch

Boogers Allday?

John.Brown
John.Brown

Bugger, what happened to your examples? I had 2 emails in my box this morning showing you responded that "arrests" can happen without probable cause. What happened to them? Did you delete them after you realized that I wasn't speaking of arrests, but the charging of someone? Too bad you get to delete your mistakes, so everyone doesn't get the chance to see how really stupid you are.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I deleted the links because they showed up in the comments with weird error messages attached. I do not understand your distinction between arresting and charging and why do you think this supposed distinction matters?

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

At this point, it sounds like they are going with the theory that Wiggins shot and killed Baker. It will be interesting to see whether they drop charges the murder charges against the girlfriend.

John.Brown
John.Brown

Bugger, your opinions are so idiotic. Look up the word "accessory". I'm done with you.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

In what way was she an accessory?