A two-day manhunt for the suspect accused of shooting dead four people in two houses in Ohio — allegedly because he believed he was a victim of mind control — ended in his arrest in Kansas.
Stephen Marlow, 39, was caught just before 9pm in Lawrence on Saturday when a police officer on alert for the fugitive spotted his vehicle and followed him into a parking lot.
The arrest came a day after Marlow allegedly went on a rampage 650 miles away in Butler Township, outside of Dayton, Ohio, killing Clyde Knox, 82, and his wife Eva, 78, and Sarah Anderson, 41, and their daughter had killed. Kayla Anderson, a 15-year-old high school student, in another.
“This is the first violent crime in this neighborhood in recent memory,” Butler Police Chief John Porter said Saturday. “We are working to determine if there was a motive for this terrible tragedy or if mental illness played a role.”
Porter said he was aware of a TikTok video in which Marlow appeared to give his explanation for the killings, identifying himself as a “target” and claiming he was a mind control victim.
In the video, Marlow said he was planning a “counterattack” and would “gladly die to expose this.”
“Targeted people” is the phrase used by a community of people who are connected via the internet and suffer from paranoid delusions of mind control and gang stalking. They may believe that nefarious forces are using implanted chips or sound waves to torture them. In Porter’s case, he claimed that “attackers” used “ventriloquism” to control their minds.
Marlow is now being extradited to Ohio to be charged.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/stephen-marlow-accused-of-killing-4-in-butler-township-over-mind-control-is-nabbed?source=articles&via=rss Stephen Marlow, accused of killing 4 in Butler Township for ‘mind control’, is caught