POLICE: Man Taken Into Custody In Connection With Death Case

A man wanted in connection with an ongoing death investigation is now in police custody.

Kinston police say they took Joseph Jimenez into custody around noon Tuesday.

They say Jimenez is wanted for questioning in the death of Jason Quillen, who died Friday night.

Kinston police say Atlantic Beach Police officials are on the way to Kinston to take Jimenez back to Carteret County "to appear before judicial officials to answer charges in the death of Mr. Quillen."

Lawmen say they are piecing together the chain of events which occurred Friday night outside of a residence located at 302 south Beaufort Avenue resulting in Mr. Quillen’s death.

Initial warrants have been issued for Jimenez for involuntary manslaughter.

The news release about Jimenez's arrest said: "At the conclusion of the investigation all information will be forwarded and reviewed by the District Attorney to determine additional or upgrading of any initial charges."

Atlantic Beach police need your help locating 38 year-old Joseph S. Jimenez of Newport.

Jimenez is wanted for the death of 21-year-old Jason E. Quillen of Swansboro.

Quillen died early Saturday morning at PCMH after suffering a head injury while fighting Jimenez.

A call to 911 alerted the police to Beaufort Avenue.

If you have information about Jimenez, contact the Atlantic Beach Police department. Here's there number: Atlantic Beach Police Department at 252-726-2523 or 2524

Here's how WITN News was told of the story:

County Man Dies After Fight

Atlantic Beach Police Department

Jason E. Quillen, 21, of Swansboro died early this morning at Pitt Memorial Hospital after suffering a head injury while

Fighting with Joseph S. Jimenez, 38, of Newport.

At approximately 10:30 pm Friday night, the Atlantic Beach Fire/Police Dispatcher received a 911 call to 302 S. Beaufort Ave.

The caller stated that a man was unconscious and not breathing. Police and EMS responded to the scene and found Mr. Quillen

On the ground outside of 302 S. Beaufort Ave, he was unconscious but breathing. While EMS was stabilizing Ouillen for transport

To Carteret General Hospital, officers investigated to determine what had happened to Quillen. Police learned that prior to the

911 call, Quillen and Jimenez were seen fighting with each other and Quillen was knocked to the ground.

Quillen was transported by the Atlantic Beach EMS to Carteret General Hospital where he was further transferred to Pitt

Memorial Hospital because of his injuries. Quillen died later in the early morning at Pitt Memorial Hospital. Beach Police are

Seeking information on the location of Mr. Jimenez, and anyone with information about this case is asked to call the

Atlantic Beach Police Department at 252-726-2523 or 2524

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  • by Nikki Location: USA on Mar 28, 2010 at 07:22 PM
    Did they ever find Jimenez?
  • by DARTHZENEMIJ Location: chicago on May 9, 2009 at 02:56 AM
    WOW HOW CRAZY IS THIS? Seeing your name and age and to see that i am wanted for murder? If i were that Joseph S Jimenez but i am not, i am joe jimenez from Chicago, well it is Joseph but i go by joe & i typed my name in GOOGLE & saw this and had to comment on it. I am not making light of a mans death & i hope they catch this guy as his RACE has nothing to do with him being a KILLER,even if it was a day later, a man still died. And those who commented on his Race,see ya @ the next Klan meeting.
  • by Rational Location: Eastern NC on Feb 4, 2009 at 09:15 AM
    Regards: Nancy. Keep in mind this young man did not die till the following morning. At the time of the "assault" thats all there was. There was no death. Therefore the suspect could not be charged with his death at the time of the incident. Another thing to keep in mind is after a fight like this the parties involved normally flee the scene to avoid prosecution. Im sure the Police did everything they could to find the suspect at the time of the incident.
  • by diane Location: ab on Feb 3, 2009 at 03:17 PM
    Thank God!! Good job to all involved in this capture..Hopefully now Jason and his family can get some justice..I am so sorry for your loss..Jason was a good kid..
  • by Anonymous on Feb 2, 2009 at 02:04 PM
    To:KT Location: USA..I only assumed that. I am hoping that some good Mexican Americans will do the noble thing and bring him to justice, since his name appears to be Hispanic. Most Mexicans are honorable hard working people. Altercations such as this can possibly taint relations between Mexicans and Americans.
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Feb 2, 2009 at 10:29 AM
    Who started the fight? What were they fighting over? TO Buford and KT, he could be Cuban, Venezualan, Brazilian, or even Colombian. You never know until you look at him. This guy is in some serious hot water now.
  • by Flip Flop on Feb 2, 2009 at 09:53 AM
    To KT, please, a man with Hispanic name and looking Hispanic surely isn't anything else. My question is who started the fight, even if Quillen did, he died so the other fellow will be charged. Too bad!
  • by Mark Location: USA on Feb 2, 2009 at 09:00 AM
    i bet he has a woman who knows where he is, find her and you will find him...this is just something that should not happen to anyone, when he is caught he should get the death penalty..an eye for an eye
  • by nancy Location: plymouth/ on Feb 2, 2009 at 07:37 AM
    what is not being reported here,were there drugs involved..how did this man get away from the police..when they took the younger manto the hospital why didnt they lock the other man up for causing his death.......
  • by KT Location: USA on Feb 2, 2009 at 07:07 AM
    TO Buford- where does it say anything about anyone being Mexican? Do you know that he is mexican or are you just judging someone by their last name?
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