VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A North Carolina murder suspect was arrested during a traffic stop in Virginia Beach Thursday.
The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office says Jordache W. Leach would be charged with first-degree murder after being extradited back to North Carolina. He also was charged with being a fugitive from justice, the sheriff’s office says.
Leach, of Hoke County, North Carolina, was named a suspect in the homicide of 32-year-old Michael Morgan after multiple interviews, neighborhood canvassing and a review of surveillance footage, the sheriff’s office said on Facebook. Hoke was found dead by a family member in his Lumber Bridge home on Monday around 3:30 p.m.
Leach is being held without bond and more charges are likely, authorities say. ATF and the Virginia Beach Police Department assisted in the case.