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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