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Man accused of wounding Wake deputy now faces drug charges

Collin Stewart Price
Collin Stewart Price

A man accused of wounding a Wake County sheriff's deputy has been charged with felony marijuana offenses and with using a house where the shooting happened to keep and sell the drug.

Deputies on Wednesday swore out arrest warrants charging Collin Stewart Price, 21, who was in custody at the Wake County Detention Center on charges of shooting at Deputy Stephen Brooks with a rifle in the dark hours of Tuesday morning and shooting another man on Monday.

The new felony charges are that Price had 0.6 pounds of marijuana, hash oil and bags of marijuana seeds and that he used 1436 Old Watkins Road, east of Raleigh, for a drug business.

Another warrant charged Price with having marijuana paraphernalia, including a scale and packaging materials. That charge is a misdemeanor.

Booking records list Price as living at 4124 Granite Ridge Trail, but arrest records list his residence as the Old Watkins Road home, where gunfire greeted a special operations squad that arrived there about 3 a.m. Tuesday with a search warrant. Officials have said they were hoping to find a shotgun used in the Monday shooting.

Price was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in that case.

Brooks was hit in one arm by debris or bullet fragments after a bullet struck something and broke, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies went ahead with searching the mobile home after the firefight.

The new charges raised Price’s bail to $550,000, and he was expected to see a judge about those Thursday. He was in court Wednesday on the initial assault charges.

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