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Man charged in connection with wreck that killed Millbrook student

Posted January 21, 2012
Updated January 24, 2012

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— State law enforcement agents made an arrest Friday night in connection with the wreck that killed 17-year-old Millbrook High School junior Elizabeth Molloy two weeks ago.

Anthony Du Juan Geter, 21, of 7101 Sandy Forks Road Apt. 3A, has been charged with purchasing alcohol for Garrett Prince on the night he lost control of his 1999 Jeep and wrecked on Rainwater Road. 

According to his arrest warrant, Geter purchased a 1.75-liter bottle of Bacardi Dragon Berry flavored rum from a Wake County ABC store on Sandy Forks Road with money given to him by Prince and Molloy. 

Molloy, the passenger in Prince's vehicle, died as a result of injuries she sustained in the Jan. 7 wreck. 

Prince, of 11004 Coachmans Way, was charged with felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired, provisional DWI, careless and reckless driving, having an open container of liquor, speeding and possession of marijuana. 

Witnesses said they smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from Prince's Jeep, according to an arrest warrant, and officers found marijuana and open containers of wine in the vehicle.

A wreck report states that the Jeep was traveling 75 mph in a 30-mph zone when it crashed into a tree on Rainwater Road.

Several sources told WRAL News that the teens were at a party with other Millbrook High students on Friday night before the crash.

If convicted under North Carolina law, Geter could face a fine of as much as $1,000 and be sentenced to up to 150 hours of community service. He could also be held liable in civil court for a death that resulted from his actions.

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  • storchheim Jan 31, 2012

    Hope it was worth it to him to be "popular". Some people never graduate high school.

  • HolyGoloBatman Jan 30, 2012

    The people at the ABC store should be fired for selling the booze to someone they should have known was buying it for someone else.

  • llc1952 Jan 26, 2012

    Just as it is illegal to buy alcohol for kids,Kids(that think they are grow) know that its illegal for them to have it!

  • llc1952 Jan 26, 2012

    like > anrnold54

  • arnold54 Jan 25, 2012

    This is all a terrible tragedy that is too often repeated, but in all of the haste to lay blame we seem to have forgotten the parents who apparently see nothing wrong with high school-aged children being out at two in the morning. Then there is young miss Molloy, who is as guilty as anyone. She chose to make poor decisions and be involved in a dangerous situation. Tragic - yes. The waste of a young life and the ruin of another - yes. But everyone involved is responsible for their own decisions and actions.

  • gphotohound2 Jan 23, 2012

    I wonder if the few dollars he made off them was worth it

  • Jack Flash Jan 23, 2012

    Unless we're letting young Mr. Prince go b/c he was too young to be responsible for his crimes, there is no way Mr. Geter is equally responsible. Come on...

    I would not be surprised if Prince manages to get less jail time than Mr. Geter, however, but for other reasons...

  • wildcat Jan 23, 2012

    OF COURSE THERE ARE ADULTS WHO SHOULD NOT BE DRINKING.

  • wildcat Jan 23, 2012

    but there were several calling for their arrest.
    carolinarox

    If the parents allowed this party to happen in their home with alcohol all around, then certainly the parents should be charged. The same as Mr. Geter who gave the alcohol to the young underage man.

  • wildcat Jan 23, 2012

    To me he is just as guilty for her death as the boy that was driving the vehicle!
    justdontgetit

    Not exactly. No one forced the young boy to put the bottle to his lips, did they? Charging him with giving the boy alcohol is enough. Mr. Geter was not behind the wheel, was he?

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