Steven Joshua Wiggins, a man wanted for the killing of a sheriff's deputy, was added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top 10 Most Wanted Candidates
TBI offers a reward for information that leads to those arrested by Wiggins. Wiggins is a person of interest in the shooting of a sheriff's deputy Dickson County sheriff during a traffic stop this morning, authorities said. The deputy has not yet been publicly identified.
Wiggins is described as 6 feet 1
"It can be on foot and should be considered armed and dangerous", TBI
UPDATE: Thanks to the generosity of the Bureau for Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ( @ATFHQ ) amounts to the reward for information leading to the arrest of Steven Wiggins at $ 7,500. pic.twitter.com/d7Go19iK9N
– TBI (@TBInvestigation) May 30, 2018
Wiggins was involved in an altercation with the MP after a vehicle was stolen in Cheatam County, an official said the Tennessean newspaper.
State prosecution issued a Blue Warning similar to an Amber Warning. The Blue Alert is used in cases where a police officer was killed or seriously injured.
Dickson County is located west of Nashville. It is about 100 miles from the Alabama State Line.
In addition to the Dickson County case, Wiggins also in Cheatam County for grievous bodily harm and theft, authorities said.
Anyone with information is requested to call 911 or 1 -800-TBI-FIND.
Updated at 13:11 to raise the reward to $ 7,500.