Two charged in wake of Waffle House shootout in Raleigh

From staff reportsApril 17, 2013 

— One man was charged this week with assault with intent to kill and another with being an accomplice in a shoot-out with security guards outside a New Bern Avenue Waffle House earlier this month.

Police said no one was hurt when two men who had eaten at the 24-hour restaurant at 3703 New Bern Ave. went outside, were asked to leave the area and shot at the guards as they left.

Security guards told William Brandon Sublett, 26, and Calvon McCoy Baker, 22, that they could not loiter in the area after they had finished eating about 4 a.m. on April 6, according to detectives who investigated.

The two got in a car, police were told, and then shots rang out and bullets flew in the guards’ direction, police said.

One of the guards shot back, but no one was hit on either side, police spokesman Jim Sugared said.

Police found the car at an Extended Stay America hotel on Appliance Court shortly afterward.

That day, police charged Sublett, of 805 Apricot Wood in Wendell, and Baker, of 219 Riverview Drive in Zebulon, with going armed to the terror of the people, shooting a gun inside city limits and marijuana possession.

Monday, after more investigation, detectives arrested Sublett on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, saying he had fired a .40-caliber pistol at the guards, according to an arrest warrant.

They charged Baker with being an accomplice after the fact in a felony by driving Sublett from the Waffle House in a 1999 Acura.

Baker was still being held Wednesday in lieu of $75,000 bail.

Sublett had been freed on bond, Wake County Detention Center officials said.

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