Affidavit: Dickson woman was in the car with Wiggins when deputy was shot

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has charged a Dickson woman with murder in connection with the death of Dickson County deputy Sergeant Daniel Baker. 

Erika Castro-Miles has been arrested and charged with first degree murder as the manhunt continues for Steven Wiggins. 

According to TBI agents, Castro-Miles was detained in the early stages of the investigation. Authorities said they found information that she participated in the shooting. 

According to an affidavit, Castro-Miles was sitting in a vehicle with Wiggins when he shot Sgt. Baker. 

She reportedly ran from the scene of the shooting and hid under a house until she was taken into custody. 

Castro-Miles is the woman who filed a domestic complaint against Wiggins Tuesday night, leading to domestic assault warrants being issued for him. 

She told police Wiggins slapped her in the face and pulled her hair out. She also reported he put a gun to her head and told her he was “going to kill her if she called the police.”

According to a police report, Wiggins got Castro-Miles’ keys and took her car without permission. 

Deputies said a call came in around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning about a “suspicious vehicle” on Sam Vineyard Road. Sgt. Daniel Baker responded to the scene. 

Baker was later found dead inside his patrol car about two or three miles away from the initial scene. The deputy’s GPS system was used to locate his patrol car after there had not been any contact with him. 

“There’s not much I can say today but our hearts are shattered,” Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe said. “We just ask for your help.”  

Bledsoe referred to Baker as “one of the best.

“This is one of our best deputies. He’s a supervisor. He’s worked his way up to sergeant on patrol, and he’s one of the ones who put it all on the line every day to keep our community safe. He was doing that again today with a call about a suspicious vehicle,” Bledsoe said. 

“It’s a very difficult day for many in law enforcement,” TBI spokeswoman Susan Niland added. 

Wiggins is still at large and a manhunt is currently underway. He has been added to the TBI’s top 10 most wanted list. 

It is unknown if Wiggins is still on foot or if he has gained access to a vehicle. 

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