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Alleged Tennessee cop killer arrested after manhunt, police say

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Tennessee manhunt for suspected cop killer is over

Steven Wiggins is accused of shooting and killing a sheriff’s deputy in Tennessee.

The man accused of killing of a Tennessee sheriff’s deputy was captured Friday after a three-day dragnet, the officials said.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation tweeted photos of Steven Joshua Wiggins, 31, who is messy with torn clothes and hanging out in the back of a cruiser.

Here is a photo of bradley Wiggins shortly after his capture. More information coming soon! pic.twitter.com/IiOPrbQsuM

— TBI (@TBInvestigation) June 1, 2018

Teamwork and dedication has paid off! Steven Wiggins is the maintenance of the authority. Thank you for your support during the past few days. More details about the arrest as soon as we can pull them together. pic.twitter.com/96TQAWGhjc

— TBI (@TBInvestigation) June 1, 2018

Authorities launched a manhunt Wednesday after the Dickson County Sheriff’s Sgt. Daniel Baker was killed after answering a call about a suspicious car. The deputy the vehicle was eventually followed by the GPS in a wooded area, approximately 3 km away, with Baker dead inside.

A video-recording enabled them to identify Wiggins as the suspect in the murder, TBI officials said.

Wiggins was discovered by a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper near where the shooting took place, the Tennessean reported, with mention of the Hickman County Sheriff’s Office.

Wiggins was already wanted on several charges, after he allegedly attacked a woman with her car, with the Kingston Springs Police Department said. The woman was in the car with Wiggins when he claimed to have killed Baker, and she was arrested on a murder charge, officials said.

Erika Castro-Miles told police Tuesday that Wiggins hit her in the face and pulled some of her hair, and put a gun to her head and threatened to kill her if she called police, authorities said. She said Wiggins then picked up her keys and took the car without her consent.

Castro-Km claimed that Wiggins was “doing meth all night and the smoking of marijuana” when she spoke to the police, the officials said.

A press conference on Wiggins’ capture was set for 11:30 pm ET.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

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