Manhunt in Tennessee after sheriff's deputy shot and killed
Police are searching part of Dickson County, which is west of Nashville.
DICKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDRB) -- A manhunt is underway in northern Tennessee after a sheriff's deputy was shot and killed.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued a "Blue Alert" for Steven Wiggins. The alert says he is a person of interest in the shooting death of a Dickson County Sheriff's Deputy. Wiggins is believed to be armed and dangerous.
TBI spokeswoman Susan Niland said at a news conference that the Dickson County deputy couldn't be contacted Wednesday for some time after responding to the call about a suspicious vehicle. The deputy's car was then tracked by GPS to a location 2 or 3 miles (3 to 5 kilometers) away, and the deputy was found dead inside of it. The deputy's name has not been released.
A reward is now being offered for information that leads to Wiggins' arrest.
We've been made aware that the Memphis office of the National Weather Service issued a Child Abduction Alert in error this morning, while attempting to assist with our active Blue Alert.— TBI (@TBInvestigation) May 30, 2018
There is no active AMBER Alert in Tennessee at this time. pic.twitter.com/PuKZa17NDU
Niland says the suspect was captured on video. She confirmed a female is being interviewed in the case.
The man sought by police in the fatal shooting of a Tennessee sheriff's deputy was charged the previous day with aggravated assault of a woman and vehicle theft.
A report from the Kingston Springs Police Department says Wiggins slapped the woman in her face and pulled out some of her hair Tuesday. The report says the woman stated that Wiggins put a gun to her head and threatened to kill her if she called the police, then he grabbed her car keys and took the car without her permission.
The woman also told police Wiggins was "doing meth all night and smoking marijuana."
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