Wake man charged with firing shot at sheriff’s deputy

Collin Stewart Price
Collin Stewart Price

A 21-year-old man was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail Wednesday on charges of firing a shot that slightly injured a Wake County sheriff's deputy early Tuesday and with shooting a man Monday.

Collin Stewart Price, who lives at 4124 Granite Ridge Trail, was charged after deputies questioned him at the house at 1436 Old Watkins Road, about 3 miles from his home in an area east of Interstate 540 outside Raleigh, after the deputy was wounded in the arm there.

Arrest warrants accused him of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official.

Deputies also charged Price with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in connection with a shooting Monday that began the case.

It was not clear why Price was at the Old Watkins Road home when deputies arrived there about 3 a.m. Tuesday to serve a search warrant connected to the Monday shooting. Sheriff Donnie Harrison said they intended to search for a gun that they believed was involved in the case and that they suspected was in the house.

Shots came an assault rifle as soon as deputies arrived, according to Harrison and an arrest warrant charging Price.

Bullet fragments or debris from something a bullet hit wounded Deputy Stephen Brooks, the warrant charged.

The case started Monday when deputies were called to WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, where Zakreigh Baker, 20, had come for treatment of a gunshot wound.

Investigators believe that happened at the Old Watkins Road address, the sheriff’s office said.

Harrison had said two people were taken into custody for questioning after the deputy was winged Tuesday.

Price was scheduled for a court appearance Wednesday on the charges.