Suspect in Ohio killings who was arrested in Lawrence intends to waive his extradition rights

photo by: Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Stephen Alexander Marlow

A man who is suspected of killing four people in Ohio and was arrested in Lawrence last weekend indicated on Wednesday that he will waive his extradition rights.

Stephen Marlow, 39, of Dayton, Ohio, is currently being held at the Douglas County Jail without bond. On Wednesday he appeared via Zoom in Douglas County District Court, where defense attorney Dakota Loomis said that he had spoken with Marlow and that Marlow was willing to waive his extradition rights. By doing so, Marlow will forgo multiple hearings that would determine whether or not he would be returned to Ohio.

Marlow is scheduled to sign paperwork to waive his extradition rights on Thursday morning.

As previously reported by the Journal-World, Marlow was arrested on Saturday night at 1015 W. 23rd St., or the Dillons grocery store parking lot, according to the jail booking log. Marlow was on the FBI’s most wanted list.

Lawrence Police Department Lt. David Ernst said at a press conference on Monday that police received a tip that Marlow was in the Lawrence area shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday, and they started checking hotels in the area.

“It wasn’t immediately known why the suspect was in Lawrence, just that he was,” Ernst said.

About 30 minutes later, an officer located the suspect’s vehicle and attempted a traffic stop, Ernst said, and the suspect pulled over into the grocery store parking lot.

“The officer exited his patrol vehicle and the suspect also exited his, and they met and the suspect complied, and fortunately he was apprehended safely,” Ernst said.

The Associated Press on Friday reported that authorities were looking for Marlow after four people were fatally shot in a neighborhood in Montgomery County, Ohio. Law enforcement officials in Montgomery County’s Butler Township said officers heard reports of gunshots being fired shortly before noon Friday, and that four people with gunshot wounds were found at “multiple crime scenes.” All were pronounced dead on scene.

The Montgomery County coroner’s office on Saturday identified three of the people who died: 82-year-old Clyde Knox, 78-year-old Eva Knox and 41-year-old Sarah Anderson. Also fatally shot was a 15-year-old girl whose name wasn’t released. All four of them lived in separate homes near the home owned by Marlow’s parents, The Dayton Daily News reported.


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