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Fugitive in the murder of Dickson Co, TN Deputy captured
WSMV CH4 TV Nashville ^ | 6/1/2018 | Rebecca Cardenas

Posted on 06/01/2018 11:41:04 AM PDT by GoreFreeTN


The TBI has confirmed that Steven Wiggins, who is accused of killing Sgt. Daniel Baker, was taken into custody Friday morning.According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Trooper Kevin Burch arrested Wiggins on Stinson Road, which is right at the Dickson-Hickman County line. Burch reportedly saw Wiggins on the edge of a wood line and approached him.

Once he got closer to Wiggins, Burch recognized him, which is when he drew his weapon and ordered Wiggins to the ground. Wiggins was "obedient" and was arrested without incident, according to THP Colonel Derrick Stuart. Officials declined to comment if Wiggins was armed.

Wiggins was taken to TriStar Natchez ER off Highway 46 in Dickson. TBI spokeswoman Susan Niland said Wiggins' injuries are not life-threatening and are consistent with him being out in the woods for several days.

Wiggins will be booked into the Dickson County Jail when he is released from the hospital.

Dickson County Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe said he spoke with Wiggins after his arrest but would not reveal what he said to him. Bledsoe said Wiggins is wearing Baker's handcuffs.

"This has been a trying week for each of us. We've had a heavy load and some heavy lifting, but we couldn't have done this without all our partners that have been involved," said Bledsoe during the news conference. Stuart issued this statement: "Great job performed by the men and women of local, state & federal law enforcement, National Guard Reserve, media and our citizens. Due to the professional, never quit approach to how you conducted yourselves Steven Wiggins was located and arrested. I am very proud of everyone."

District Attorney General Ray Crouch Jr. said both Wiggins and his girlfriend, Erika Castro-Miles, are charged with first-degree premeditated murder.

"Based upon the evidence and aggravating factors in this case, the State will be seeking the death penalty for both defendants. The defendants are without bail and we will argue against any request for bail," said Crouch in a statement.

Bledsoe said that while he knows the court process will take a while, he'll be there each step of the way.

"Even if they have to wheel me into the courthouse, I'll be there," Bledsoe said. SNIP

KEYWORDS: deputy; dickson; murder; police; sidebarabuse; tennessee; tn
They caught him without a shot being fired. Would have been tough for me not to shoot first.
1 posted on 06/01/2018 11:41:04 AM PDT by GoreFreeTN
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To: GoreFreeTN

Cool. Thought he would go down with a fight though. He had nothing to lose.

2 posted on 06/01/2018 11:49:33 AM PDT by BBell (calm down and eat your sandwiches)
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To: GoreFreeTN

There's that beard and chrome dome thing again. How many perps, white perps in
particular, have the chin whiskers and balding head? They all must belong to the
same club—Hair Club for Perps.

3 posted on 06/01/2018 11:51:49 AM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie (MAGA in the mornin', MAGA in the evenin', MAGA at suppertime . . .)
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To: GoreFreeTN
"Bledsoe said Wiggins is wearing Baker's handcuffs."

There was a twitter thread going that the TBI was participating in. And there were a lot of people (not the TBI) calling for them to shoot Wiggins instead of arrest him.

But that's kind of scary. Yeah we're angry. But we have trial's and the presentation of evidence for a reason. What if someone had accused an innocent person and they hadn't done it.

Those same people that called on Wiggins to be executed without trial would be calling for an innocent person to be executed.

The public has been fed soundbites indicating that there is a lot of evidence concluding Wiggin's guilt. But the public hasn't seen that evidence yet. Let the process work!

4 posted on 06/01/2018 11:51:55 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

I noticed that too, with the beard. I want to say that it’s the type that looks typical of leftists but I’d probably better not.

5 posted on 06/01/2018 11:54:57 AM PDT by mrsmel (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: DannyTN

Yeah that!

Then after the conviction, a public execution...

6 posted on 06/01/2018 11:56:38 AM PDT by VRWCarea51 (The Original 1998 Version)
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To: GoreFreeTN

Violent meth head. Hope he fries

7 posted on 06/01/2018 12:03:55 PM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: VRWCarea51
....a public execution...


8 posted on 06/01/2018 12:15:23 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: VRWCarea51


9 posted on 06/01/2018 12:15:33 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Nifster
If he is found guilty and is sentenced to death, he will probably spend the next 25 years pursuing appeals...unless a future Democrat governor commutes his sentence.

The man who attempted to kill FDR in February 1933 and caused the death of Anton Cermak, the mayor of Chicago, instead, was executed within a month or two of Cermak's death. If Lee Harvey Oswald had not been silenced by Jack Ruby and had been found guilty and sentenced to death, he probably would have died of old age in prison.

10 posted on 06/01/2018 12:54:14 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

A fair and speedy trial and speedy execution would do wonders for those who wish to assassinate Police Officers.

11 posted on 06/01/2018 1:18:00 PM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Doesn’t change my hopes

12 posted on 06/01/2018 1:44:15 PM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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