Currituck homicide suspect arrested after standoff in Chesapeake

By on December 5, 2018

Scene of the standoff. (WVEC-TV)

A Currituck County man wanted in connection with an apparent homicide was taken into custody after an armed standoff with police Wednesday morning in Chesapeake.

Investigators were called to a home in Coinjock around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday where the body of Adam Markert, 34, was found, according to Currituck County Sheriff Matthew Beickert.

Beickert said the suspect in the case, 25-year-old Lucas Daniel Molesky, was a roommate of the victim.

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Molesky was tracked to Virginia, where he was stopped by Chesapeake police officers.

Officers say when they first approached Molesky, he pulled out a gun and threatened suicide before fleeing, WVEC-TV reported.

Police surrounded Molesky in a wooded area between a public safety building and the Midway Trailer Park. Shortly after 8:30 a.m., he was taken into custody unharmed, the television station said.

Anyone who had contact with Molesky on Tuesday is asked to contact the Currituck Sheriff’s Office at 252-435-8204. Anonymous tips can been submitted through raidsonline.com or call the Currituck Crime Line at 252-232-6070.

“As always we will rely on our community for assistance,” Beickert said. “Please keep the information coming.”

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Beickert said the investigation is ongoing, and further details about the case were not yet available for release.

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