Accused killer of Dickson County deputy to appear in court

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The man accused of killing Dickson County Sergeant Daniel Baker is scheduled to appear in court Friday.  

Steven Wiggins will be wearing a bulletproof vest and Sgt. Baker’s handcuffs when he is escorted from Nashville to Charlotte.  

The hearing will take place at the Dickson County courthouse.  

Wiggins is charged with first-degree premeditated murder in the death of Sgt. Baker, who was shot and killed May 30 while responding to a report of a suspicious car on Sam Vineyard Road. 

“Sgt. Baker’s handcuffs were immediately taken into our possession, and they are on the suspect at this time and he will be taken into the Dickson County jail with those,” Bledsoe said at the time of Wiggins arrest. 

Sgt. Baker was 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.  

Video evidence and other elements from the scene helped the TBI identify Wiggins as a suspect.

Erika Castro-Miles was also arrested for her alleged involvement in the shooting. She is charged with first degree premeditated murder and is also expected in court Friday. 

Sgt. Baker served the Dickson County community for 10 years, three months and 12 days.  He began working with the sheriff’s office in Feb. 2008. He also served in the United State Marine Corps Reserve.

“Not only has our agency lost a brother but our community has lost a hero. RIP our brother… We will take it from here,” Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe said in a release.   

Baker leaves behind a wife and daughter. He was laid to rest Tuesday in Dickson County. 

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