Etgar Bautista-Montoya, also of Raleigh, is facing death by motor vehicle and DWI charges.
Police say he was driving under the influence when he was trying to get away from a traffic stop and slammed into a house.
The wreck happened early Friday morning.
Court documents say the teen had a blood alcohol content of .12 at the time and was going 65 miles per hour when he slammed into a Lenior Street home.
ABC11 learned in court Monday that the wreck happened while Bautista-Montoya was out of jail on bond in a simple assault case.
Marine veteran and father Anthony Gaines was inside the home when car rammed through. The 42-year-old died at the scene.
Gaines' family has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for the burial.
Two children were home with him. Those children were treated at the hospital and released.
Bautista-Montoya was given the opportunity to speak in court. He tried to clear his name in other cases pending against him.
"I didn't do the breaking and entering. I was trying to..." he started saying before the judge cut him off.
He is due back in court in December.