Arrest made in Accomack Co. homicides

1280 Fleig

OAK HALL, Va. – Police say they have charged a man in connection to two separate homicides in Accomack County in the past week.

The first incident happened just before 9:30 p.m. Saturday, in the 6000 block of Lankford Highway. Police and fire officials responded to a reported residential structure fire, where they discovered the resident, 62-year-old Edward Mears Jr., dead inside of the structure.

45-year-old Gary Fleig has been charged in this incident with first and second degree murder, arson, burglary, concealing a stolen firearm, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Then, just before 8 a.m. Monday, police responded to a report of a body in a field behind a residence in the 9200 block of Lankford Highway. Officers found the victim, identified as 43-year-old Maurice Fiddermon, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds and pronounced him dead at the scene.

Further investigation led police to connect Fleig to this incident as well. He was additionally charged with second degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of a stolen firearm.

He is currently being held without bond.

Categories: Crime, Local News, Virginia