NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A district attorney says the state of Tennessee will seek the death penalty against a man and woman charged with premeditated murder in the death of a deputy.
District Attorney General Ray Crouch Jr. said Friday that Steven Joshua Wiggins and Erika Castro-Miles will face death if convicted of first-degree premeditated murder in the shooting of Dickson County sheriff's Sgt. Daniel Baker.
Crouch's statement said the pair is being held without bail, and his prosecutors will argue against any effort to release them.
Baker was killed after responding to a call about a suspicious car on Wednesday.
The deputy's car was eventually tracked by GPS to a wooded area several miles away, and the deputy was found dead inside of it.
Authorities say Wiggins was arrested Friday after a two-day manhunt.
Authorities say Castro-Miles was in the car with Wiggins when he pulled the trigger.
She was arrested Wednesday.
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