Currituck man charged with murder in Coinjock roommate's death
By Jon Hawley and Julian Eure
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
COINJOCK — A Currituck man is in custody charged with the murder of his roommate following his arrest by police in Chesapeake, Virginia early Wednesday.
Lucas Molesky, 25, of Coinjock Village Drive, Coinjock is charged with murder in the death of Adam Markert, 35, whose body was found at his home Tuesday evening, Currituck Sheriff Matt Beickert said.
Beickert said Currituck deputies responded to Markert’s home at 7:38 Tuesday after receiving a call from someone who found his body and alerted authorities.
Beickert said detectives found “potential weapons” in Markert’s residence, but he declined to say how authorities believe Markert died, saying he would release that information after detectives had a chance to interview Molesky. Beickert couldn’t be reached late Wednesday afternoon about whether that interview had taken place.
Molesky became a suspect in Markert’s slaying after both Currituck detectives and agents with the State Bureau of Investigation conducted a number of interviews Tuesday night, Beickert said.
Molesky, who was Markert’s roommate, was not at the residence when deputies arrived. Also missing was Markert’s vehicle.
After Currituck authorities put out an alert to other law enforcement to be on the lookout for the vehicle, Chesapeake police spotted it and made a traffic stop in the 2100 block of South Military Highway at 5:21 a.m. Wednesday, Beickert said.
According to Chesapeake Senior Police Officer Leo Kosinski, after Molesky was pulled over, he pulled out a gun and began making suicidal statements. That prompted police to cordon off an entire block while a police negotiator talked with him about surrendering. About 30 officers, including a SWAT team, responded to the scene, Kosinski said.
After three or three and a half hours, Molesky surrendered to police, Kosinski said. No one was injured in the incident, but, because he’d been exposed to the elements, police had Molesky medically evaluated.
Beickert wasn’t certain Wednesday morning when Molesky will be returned to face the murder charge in Currituck.
Molesky may face charges in Chesapeake as well, but none have been filed yet, Kosinski added.
Beickert said Currituck detectives continue to investigate Markert’s death and are asking anyone who had contact with Molesky, or who has information about what happened at Markert’s residence, to call them at 453-8204. Information also may be given anonymously by visiting raidsonline or by calling Crime Line at 232-6070.
“We are sorry for the loss to friends and family of the decedent,” Beickert said. “As always we will rely on our community for assistance. Please keep the information coming.”