Felon being held in connection with murder of stepfather

SEATTLE -- The felon arrested while trying to elude police Tuesday night on Whidbey Island was transferred over to the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office in connection with the apparent murder of his 60-year-old stepfather, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Bellingham resident Steven Siebert was found dead from gunshot wounds by his son Tuesday evening in his Sudden Valley residence. According to the Sheriff's Office, detectives discovered the victim's stepson, Joshua Adams, was missing from a nearby residence, as was the victim's car.

The victim's car was found -- and a truck was reported stolen -- at a gas station in Skagit County a few hours later.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Adams was located driving the stolen truck on Whidbey Island and arrested after a brief chase.

He was booked into Island County Jail for investigation of a stolen motor vehicle, possession of a stolen firearm and for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Whatcom County detectives later took custody of Adams in connection with the death of his stepfather. They are continuing to investigate Adams' possible involvement in the homicide.