Police: Suspect in Slayings of 4 in Ohio Arrested in Kansas

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Stephen Marlow successful  2019. (FBI via AP)

Stephen Marlow successful 2019. (FBI via AP)

DAYTON, Ohio—A fishy wanted successful Ohio successful the shooting deaths of 4 people, including a teenage girl, has been arrested successful Kansas, authorities said.

Police successful Montgomery County’s Butler Township said precocious Saturday nighttime that 39-year-old Stephen Marlow was taken into custody by section constabulary successful Lawrence, Kansas. Chief John Porter said Marlow volition beryllium extradited to Ohio to look charges successful the slayings.

Court documents don’t database an lawyer representing Marlow; a connection seeking remark was near Saturday astatine a fig listed successful his name.

Officers were called to the Ohio vicinity soon earlier noon Friday connected a study of shots fired and recovered 4 victims with gunshot wounds astatine aggregate transgression scenes, constabulary said. The Dayton Daily News reported that the victims were recovered successful 2 abstracted homes wherever they lived, adjacent the location owned by Marlow’s parents.

The Montgomery County coroner’s bureau connected Saturday identified the victims arsenic 82-year-old Clyde Knox, 78-year-old Eva Knox, 41-year-old Sarah Anderson and a 15-year-old miss whose sanction wasn’t released. All were pronounced dormant astatine the scene.

ohio-shooting Police analyse a shooting successful Butler Township, Ohio, connected Aug. 5, 2022. (Marshall Gorby/Dayton Daily News via AP)

Police had warned anyone seeing Marlow, who had fled, to “not attack him arsenic helium is inactive apt to beryllium equipped and dangerous.”

Lawrence constabulary said they “had crushed to believe” Marlow mightiness beryllium successful the metropolis and began searching for him. An serviceman spotted his vehicle, and aft it turned into a parking batch and the fishy emerged helium was “safely taken into custody” conscionable earlier 9 p.m. Saturday, constabulary said.

Porter called the shootings “the archetypal convulsive transgression successful this vicinity successful caller memory” and said investigators were trying to find a motive and whether “mental unwellness played immoderate role.” He expressed gratitude to residents for their enactment and tips and besides thanked different instrumentality enforcement agencies progressive successful the case.

The Dayton Daily News reported that Marlow had gotten disconnected probation successful February connected aggravated burglary and aggravated menacing charges stemming from a July 2019 incidental successful the Dayton suburb of Vandalia, according to Montgomery County tribunal records. Vandalia closed a fig of nationalist areas Saturday arsenic a precaution.

Vandalia schoolhouse superintendent Robert O’Leary said the territory provided counselors and therapists for students and their families pursuing the teenager’s decease and would proceed to bash truthful done the pursuing week. He called her a “ray of light” who was “as beauteous connected the wrong arsenic she was connected the outside.”

The Associated Press