Stephen Marlow, 39, shot four people dead in Butler Township, Ohio, on Friday before fleeing
He was arrested in Kansas, on Saturday and will be extradited to Ohio to face charges for the killings
His motive remains unknown although he said in a Facebook video that he will be launching the ‘first counter-attack against mind control in human history’
‘I want to be very clear, this will not be an active shooter event,’ Marlow further says in the self-recorded footage
Clyde Knox, 82, Eva Knox, 78, Sarah Anderson, 41 and her daughter Kayla, 15, were all shot to death
Victims were found in two separate homes where they lived, near the home owned by Marlow’s parents.
It Motive remains unclear, and it’s unknown if Marlow had any ties with the victims
A 39-year-old convicted burglar from a small town in Ohio was arrested for murdering an elderly couple, as well as a mother and her teenage daughter, then taking to Facebook to claim they’d been controlling his mind by using telepathy.
Stephen Marlow ranted after he allegedly killed Clyde Knox, 82, Knox’s wife Eva, 78, Sarah Anderson, 41, and Anderson’s daughter Kayla, 15, in Butler Township, Ohio on Friday.
Quadruple-murder suspect, Stephen Marlow, was captured in Kansas Saturday night, just over 600 miles from Butler Township.
After his murder spree, Marlow posted a macabre video online claiming he is the victim of government mind control and vowing revenge. stating: ‘I will be launching the first counter-attack against mind control in human history.
‘I want to be very clear, this will not be an active shooter event. I will be executing some of the people responsible for activating active shooters.
‘If I happen to survive, please visit me in prison, only to see the same man you’ve almost known. I will gladly die to expose this.
‘If I can help another targeted individual fight back against telepathy, then the sacrifice will be worth it.’
Marlow lived close to his victims, although it is unclear if he knew them personally. It is also unclear if the two families killed knew one another.
The burglar, who completed probation earlier this year, was arrested by local police in Kansas Saturday after the FBI launched a manhunt to find him.
He also claimed during his rant that his supposed mind controllers used ‘ventriloquism’ to ‘move thoughts and mouths’ and that he’d been persecuted more than any other person in human history.
Officers were called to the Ohio neighborhood shortly before noon Friday on a report of shots fired and found four victims with gunshot wounds at multiple crime scenes, police said.
The victims were found in two separate homes where they lived, near the home owned by Marlow’s parents.
All four victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
Quadruple-murder suspect Stephen Marlow posted a video online claiming he is the victim of government mind control and vowing revenge. neighbors used telepathy to control his mind
The Knoxes had shared 60 years of marriage at the time of their death, according to an obituary, while a Go Fund Me page has raised nearly $34,000 for the funeral costs of the Andersons.
Police had warned anyone seeing Marlow, who had fled, to ‘not approach him as he is still likely to be armed and dangerous.’
Local authorities said the multiple killings were ‘the first violent crime in this neighborhood in recent memory’ and investigators were trying to determine a motive and whether ‘mental illness played any role.’
He expressed gratitude to residents for their support and tips and also thanked other law enforcement agencies involved in the case.
Marlow, the 39-year-old suspect wanted in Ohio in the shooting deaths of four people, including a teenage girl, after his arrest in Kansas, authorities said, will be extradited to Ohio to face charges in the slaying.
Stephen Marlow reportedly, got off probation in February after his prior conviction for aggravated burglary and aggravated menacing charges stemming from a July 2019 incident in the Dayton suburb of Vandalia, according to Montgomery County court records.
Stephen Marlow was taken into custody Saturday night by police in Lawrence, Kansas, Butler Township Police Chief John Porter said at a news conference. Marlow was wanted in connection with the Friday shootings in Butler Township, a small town north of Dayton.
The arrest comes a day after the victims were found at multiple crime scenes. A motive for the shootings is still unclear. Authorities had described Marlow as likely armed and dangerous.
Lawrence police “had reason to believe” Marlow was in their city and launched a city-wide search for the suspect, the Lawrence Police Department said in a statement.
A Local cop called for additional personnel after noticing a vehicle matching the description of the car the suspect was believed to be driving. However, with the reinforcement still on the way, the vehicle turned into a parking lot and Marlow stepped out and was taken into custody.
A court date for a pre-trial has not been released.
An investigation tied to the killings is ongoing.