There were some tense moments in Belmont County early Saturday morning when officers were involved in what they are calling a "hostage situation."
According to Sgt Tom DeVaul with the Belmont County Sheriff's Office, dispatch received a call shortly after 5:00 AM from a concerned mother who said her daughter had contacted her saying she was at her boyfriend's house in Flushing and he was allegedly refusing to let her leave.
When dispatch contacted the daughter she said she was fine and was going to walk to meet her mother.
The mother then called dispatch again and said her daughter text messaged her and told her the boyfriend had a gun and allegedly would not let her leave.
According to Sgt. DeVaul they contacted the SRT team and dispatched to the residence.
They then set up a perimeter.
DeVaul said the suspect allegedly said he would shoot anyone that came onto the property, including any officers or patrol dogs.
Sgt. DeVaul said the girlfriend managed to walk out onto the back porch and they were able to get her away safely. Also the mother of the suspect walked onto the front porch where they were able to get her away safely as well.
Lucas had managed to escape into a nearby wooded area but police did find him after chasing him on foot.
Lucas had hid a BB gun but officers did recover that gun.
They then arrested Lucas on multiple charges including abduction, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and aggravated menacing.
Lucas is lodged in the Belmont County Jail.
According to DeVaul no bond was set because Lucas was also wanted on four other separate warrants. He said Lucas will be in Western Division Court this week.