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Police: Wake Forest man broke into fire station to assault firefighter

Posted May 27, 2013

— Wake Forest police have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with a break-in at a fire station where three firefighters were sleeping. 

Brian Craig Keller, of 1202 Buttercup Lane, faces first-degree burglary and simple assault charges. He was placed in the Wake County jail under a $51,000 bond and is due in court Tuesday.

Police say Keller broke into the fire station to assault one of the firefighters. There was no word on a possible motive Monday night.


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  • bombayrunner May 29, 2013

    If there was 5-10 pictures of Brian ... he's actually a very tall and handsome young man. About the size of a tight end .. is why someone didn't stomp a mud hole in him. Earned excellent grades in school as well. He'll get through this.

  • bombayrunner May 29, 2013

    known this kid and family before he was born ... he's from a good family that is in a down situation at the moment and going though a lot. lighten up.

  • bombayrunner May 29, 2013

    motive ... firefighter was mean to his mom (shes an angel).

  • Cougar82 May 29, 2013

    @pamslaff - glad it wasn't your Son he was after! Had your Son been there, would you feel different???

  • pamslaff May 29, 2013

    I've known him since a baby. He is very compassionate & kind- hearted. He is going through a very rough time. He would treat my special needs child very well. We all have our breaking points. He needs help. He comes from a good family. He is bright. Picture & recent actions doesn't sum up the person he is. I'm praying that he will come out of this a better man. Will be there for ya kiddo!

  • Cougar82 May 28, 2013

    What in the world.... This is scary to think that someone will get to the point and go after a firefighter - the ones that are there to help in time of need!

  • Relic May 28, 2013

    Why are there not more bruises on this guy?

  • Sweetgrl3 May 28, 2013

    WOW! That is all I can say about the picture.

  • Yankee AirPirate May 28, 2013

    Wow. Dude is lucky to be locked up. First responders and public safety folks are tight. Hit one, hit 'em all.
    Brian, don't ask for bail. Really.

  • Wiser_now May 28, 2013

    We are truly in the middle of an epidemic of "stupid"./