NEW INFO: Funeral Planned For Maysville Teen

Funeral arrangements have been announced for a Maysville teenager killed in what police say was a crash caused by a drunk driver.

Jacinta Fisher, 19, will be laid to rest Saturday. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. at St. Luke AME Zion Church, followed by a burial at White Oak Cemetery in Maysville.

Holly Ridge police say Fisher was killed in a crash Saturday night when she was hit by a drunk driver. Jacob Beitz is facing 18 charges, including motor vehicle, voluntary manslaughter and DWI.

His next court appearance is scheduled for December 19. He also has a pending DWI charge in Pender County.



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A man accused of driving drunk and killing a teenager this past weekend went before a judge this morning.

Jacob Beitz of Hamstead is facing 18 charges in Onslow County after Saturday evening's crash involving three vehicles on Highway 17.

Those charges include felony death by motor vehicle, voluntary manslaughter, DWI, careless and reckless driving, seven counts of aggravated assault, communicating threats, resist delay obstruct an officer, driving with open container, exceeding speed, aggressive driving, and driving on revoked license.

Killed was a backseat passenger in a vehicle that Holly Ridge police say Beitz plowed into at an estimated 80 to 90 miles an hour. 19-year-old Jacinta Fisher of Maysville died later at New Hanover Medical Center. The woman's seven year old brother and a six year old were injured, along with her grandmother.

Police say when officers arrived on scene Beitz attempted to get into his car and drive off, officers ended up having to taze Beitz in order to arrest him.

Beitz remains in jail and his next court date was set for December 19th. He also has a pending DWI charge in Pender County.


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Jacob Beitz is scheduled to make an appearance in court today, facing charges of DWI, felony death by motor vehicle and voluntary manslaughter. Officers say he crashed into two vehicles in Onslow County, killing one teen and injuring two children.

WITN searched court records and found Beitz is facing a separate pending charge of DWI in Pender County.

Records show Beitz remains locked up in jail this morning. Lawmen say his actions on the road Saturday evening in Onslow County led to the death of 19-year-old Jacinta Fisher of Maysville.



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A teen has died and two children are injured after a three vehicle crash on Highway 17 in Holly Ridge On Saturday. Officers say the man responsible has been charged with DWI.

Sgt. Keith Whaley with Holly Ridge police says the crash happened around 5:30 p.m. Whaley says 29-year-old Jacob Bietz of Hampstead was driving an estimated 80 to 90 mph when he hit a Nissan Altima from behind. He then continued and rear-ended a SUV.

When officers arrived on scene Beitz attempted to get into his car and drive off, officers ended up having to taze Beitz in order to arrest him.

Whaley says 5 people were inside the Nissan Altima at the time of the crash. 19-year-old Jacinta Fisher of Maysville was airlifted to New Hanover Medical Center. Whaley says Fisher has died.

Two children inside that car were also injured. A 6 year old was eventually airlifted to PCMH and is now in fair condition. A 7 year old was also transported to New Hanover Medical Center and is expected to undergo surgery there.

The other two adults in the Nissan did not have serious injuries. The two people in the SUV were also not injured.

Beitz has been charged with felony death by motor vehicle, voluntary manslaughter, DWI, driving while license revoked, careless and reckless driving, driving with an open container of alcohol, and 5 counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

He is now in the Onslow County jail under a $635,000 dollar bond.


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  • by tvlagnt Location: jersey on Dec 14, 2011 at 04:58 PM
    do not judge someone because of what you read in the paper or hear on the news. most of the time it is incorrect. yes, this man should be punished as this young girl lost her life because of his bad decision but life in prison? you all have a lot to say because none of you are in his position. he is a good person and would never hurt anyone on purpose. stop judging!
  • by Kitten on Dec 1, 2011 at 08:02 PM
    And 110% agree with derick!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Kitten on Dec 1, 2011 at 07:59 PM
    Bobo, you have no heart. Just because you are from Hunterdon doesn't mean you know jake AT ALL. Two wrongs don't make a right clearly you didn't learn that in elementary school. You're a waste of time. I'll pray for you but it won't do you any good you're clearly a moron from the start. Shame on you.
  • by Anonymous Location: NJ on Dec 1, 2011 at 12:54 PM
    I've known Jake for 20 years. It was saddening hearing this morning that he was responsible for this horrific tragedy. Deep down he is a loving person, smart college-educated man with a long list of bad decisions. It's sad that he fell down this road. I personally thought he would be the one to do great things with his life, instead he took one. Now he's made his bed. Good luck to you, Jake. My thoughts are with the victim's family.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 1, 2011 at 10:00 AM
    Anon, It is your business until you hurt another person. Then you have broken the law and you are responsible for their death and injuries. I hope it would be worth it to you. I say get what you want to drink and go to the place you are going and stay there. The most you could do then is fall on someone and then you are still responsible.
  • by Bobo Location: Hunterdon nj on Dec 1, 2011 at 08:07 AM
    Knowing him and his family this is not a surprise. He deserves to go away forever. Wish he would get death penalty He has been a scum bag to others his entire life. As you can see he tried to leave the scene and not take responsibility for his actions.

    Prayers for the family. So unfortunate their family crossed paths with Jake.
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      by derick on Dec 1, 2011 at 02:25 PM in reply to Bobo
      jake would give his life for hers if he could. i know him better than all of you. he truly is a good person. he made a bad decision and is going to take responsability for it.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 1, 2011 at 02:30 PM in reply to Bobo
      jake would give his life for hers in a second if given the chance.
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      by derick on Dec 1, 2011 at 02:53 PM in reply to Bobo
      Jake would never purposely hurt anyone. I've known him since 3rd grade. I know he would gladly give his life for that girl's any day. prayers for the girl and her family. truly sorry for your loss.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 1, 2011 at 02:54 PM in reply to Bobo
      Jake would never purposely hurt anyone. I've known him since 3rd grade. I know he would gladly give his life for that girl's any day. prayers for the girl and her family. get better jake
  • by This is unforgivable. on Dec 1, 2011 at 05:58 AM
    Life in prison.
  • by kitten on Nov 30, 2011 at 08:27 PM
    I know everyone of you writing comments on here is guilty of drinking and driving. Can't say you haven't ever gone out to eat and had a beer?? or a glass of wine?? Out to a bar with some friends for drinks or a holiday party? I know this man and he would never PURPOSELY hurt ANYONE!!!! People make mistakes, that is apart of life. NONE OF YOU ARE PERFECT. Maybe he was trying to get help for his issues, but what would any of you know? He lost his way and unfortunately it ended a beautiful young girl's life and my thoughts and prayers go out to her family. But isn't life about forgiveness? Doesn't mean you have to forget but God always forgives and never walks out on you even if you may walk out on him. Can't we all be the same way? Put yourself on the other side of the fence.
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      by Helen on Dec 1, 2011 at 03:46 AM in reply to kitten
      I think you mean well, kitten poster; however, God cannot forgive us if we do not repent, if we are not sorry and forever change our evil ways. You wrote, "I know this man and he would never purposely hurt anyone!" I suggest that you do not know him at all. The 29 year old was a repeat DUI offender, had to be tased 9 times, tried to run away from the damaged/wreck he caused, chose to drink and drive AGAIN at a speed of over 85 miles per hour with no license. All actions he CHOSE. I do not forgive him and I cannot speak for God - neither can you. My prayers are for the families of those left dead and injured from this grown man's choices. Since it appears that he cannot learn from his "mistakes", he seems unfit to live freely in society; therefore, I pray that he will receive the full weight of the law for his offenses and be put in prison for a very long time.
  • by Anon on Nov 29, 2011 at 04:20 PM
    If I want to go out for drinks and drive home that's my business.
  • by Jim on Nov 29, 2011 at 01:58 PM
    When is the government going to do to the alcohol industry, what it did to the tobacco industry. Alcohol destroys just as many lives as tobacco, maybe more.
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      by 40some on Nov 29, 2011 at 04:01 PM in reply to Jim
      Probably more jim. Never seen anyone get violent or stupid from smoking too many cigarettes.
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        by Formerly O.L.I. on Nov 30, 2011 at 12:50 PM in reply to 40some
        Have seen some get that way if they can't step outside to take a smoke.
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      by ACC on Dec 1, 2011 at 09:08 AM in reply to Jim
      AMEN!!!!
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