Haslam Announces Reward in Dickson County Sheriff's Deputy Homicide Case

$2,500 offered for information in the manhunt for Steven Wiggins
Thursday, May 31, 2018 | 12:20pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a $2,500 reward for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of Steven Wiggins, the suspect wanted for the homicide of Dickson County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Daniel Baker on Wednesday.

Sgt. Baker was found dead inside his vehicle around 7 a.m. Wednesday on Sam Vineyard Road in Dickson County after responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle. Baker, 32, was a former Marine and served as a Dickson County Sheriff’s deputy since 2008.

“Crissy and I are praying for the family of Sgt. Baker who died in the line of duty while bravely serving the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office. I commend the joint effort of state and local law enforcement as they tirelessly search for the suspect, even as they mourn the loss of one of their own,” Haslam said. “We urge anyone with knowledge of the whereabouts of the suspect to come forward to help bring closure to this crime.”

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added Wiggins to the state’s Top 10 Most Wanted list. The suspect is considered a dangerous felon and the TBI asks anyone with information about the case or who has seen him to call 911 or 1-800-TBI-FIND.

District Attorney General Ray Crouch of the 23rd Judicial District requested the reward from the governor to help generate information in this case. More than $12,000 additional reward money is also being offered from other agencies.