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Price man charged in shooting death of woman 3 years ago

A Price man has been formally charged in connection with the 2019 shooting death of an East Carbon woman.

A Price man has been formally charged in connection with the 2019 shooting death of an East Carbon woman. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

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EAST CARBON, Carbon County — A Price man has been formally charged in connection with the 2019 shooting death of an East Carbon woman.

Colton James Price, 27, was charged Monday in 7th District Court with manslaughter, a second-degree felony; and obstructing justice, a class A misdemeanor.

According to charging documents, Ashlie Dawn "Teensa" Logston, 40, was holding a gun while in her East Carbon residence on Dec. 9, 2019, when Price "recklessly grabbed the firearm from her, causing the firearm to discharge a bullet which struck Ashlie Logston in the head, resulting in her death. (Price) then made false and misleading statements to investigating officers and other individuals about the discharge of the firearm."

Price was arrested on Friday. A police booking affidavit further states that "during the course of that investigation, Price gave several conflicting accounts as to how the victim was shot. Ten days after the initial incident, the victim succumbed to her injuries."

Logston's obituary states that she "peacefully passed away on Dec. 19, 2019, after a very preventable and tragic accident 10 days earlier."

Police collected forensic evidence and sent it to the Utah State Crime Lab and the Rocky Mountain Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory for analysis, according to the affidavit.

"After receiving all evidence reports and analysis back, careful review of all case information was performed. The conclusion of that review is Colton James Price pointed the weapon at and shot the victim," police said in the affidavit.

Price was raised in East Carbon and graduated from East Carbon High School.

"Ashlie was an amazing young lady," the obituary states, with family members calling her sassy, feisty, spunky and mischievous. "If you crossed her, her family, or her friends, you were in big trouble! But she had the biggest, kindest, most loving heart that you could ever imagine. Sadly, sometimes others took advantage of this."

On Facebook, as word of Price's arrest spread, some used the word "amazing" in their posts, while others hoped the Logston family will finally have "justice."

On a Facebook page dedicated to Logston's memory, there is a post from Logston's mother two years ago, asking people to be on the lookout for Price.

"He is wanted for questioning in the death of my daughter," Carol Logston posted. "He's on the run and my daughter is in the ground; so, please, if you see him please contact me or the police. He needs to be accountable for what he did."

Price has been ordered to be held in the Carbon County Jail without the possibility of posting bail. He is scheduled to be in court Dec. 19.

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Pat Reavy is a longtime police and courts reporter. He joined the team in 2021, after many years of reporting at the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio before that.


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