Double homicide suspect proclaims innocence in Facebook video before surrendering [video]

Stephen Mobley suspect in Labor Day double homicide turns self in.
photo Stephen Mobley suspect in Labor Day double homicide turns self in.

The suspect in Monday's double homicide turned himself to police in early today.

Stephen Mobley, 32, is accused of killing Jasmine Hines, 22, and Rashaud Taylor, 23, inside a home on Pinewood Drive on Monday.

He turned himself in to police around 7 a.m. Wednesday and was taken into custody without incident, Roddy said. He has since been taken to the Hamilton County Jail. Roddy declined to discuss anything about what Mobley told police today.

"An individual who showed blatant disregard for our community is in custody right now," Deputy Chief David Roddy said.

Mobley is already a convicted killer. He pleaded guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in a 2005 fatal shooting, was sentenced to six years and released in 2010.

He was also charged with first-degree murder in the 2012 slaying of Gregory Watkins, but those charges were dismissed in 2015 after a jury could not agree on a verdict.

Mobley was added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's list of Top Ten Most Wanted fugitives on Tuesday.

A few hours later, he posted a four-and-a-half minute video to his Facebook page in which he said he was innocent of the double homicide and promised to turn himself in.

"You can believe whatever you want to believe but know the facts before you run with your story," he said.

In the video, he is shirtless inside what looks like a home. He claimed the police and witnesses were using his history of past violence as an excuse to pin him for the double homicide.

"You want to believe that false [expletive] [expletive] story then you might as well believe the sun is going to fall from the sky so you might well find you a spacesuit or some[thing] to protect you from [expletive] flames you stupid [expletive]," he said.