NEWS
08/09/2016 08:14 EDT | Updated 08/10/2017 01:12 EDT

Fourth suspect in Newfoundland killing arrested by Halifax police

HALIFAX — A fourth suspect in the abduction and murder of a 25-year-old man in Newfoundland has been arrested in Halifax.

Police in Newfoundland say Chesley Lucas was arrested by Halifax Regional Police Tuesday on charges of first-degree murder, forcible confinement, robbery and arson.

"At 11 a.m. today, members of the High Risk Enforcement Action Team of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, with the assistance of patrol officers, arrested 23-year-old Chesley John Lucas at a business in the area of Hollis and Duke streets in Halifax," Const. Dianne Woodworth of Halifax police said Tuesday.

Lucas, of Paradise, N.L., was wanted on a Canada-wide arrest warrant for the murder of Steven Miller and was believed to be travelling with Brady Myler, 21, who was himself wanted on unrelated charges.

Myler turned himself into police in Halifax on Monday afternoon.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says Lucas left for Nova Scotia on a weekend ferry, just as police turned up grounds for his arrest in the Miller murder.

Three other men have been charged in the murder of Miller, whose body was discovered in a driveway in Conception Bay South on July 30.