A Douglas County man was arrested Wednesday and charged with killing an Alabama movie producer last year.
Marcus Hubbard, 49, of Douglasville, is charged with the murder of 38-year-old Rodney Caliste of Dothan, Ala., on Oct. 24, 2019.
Hubbard was arrested as he left his house in Douglasville on Wednesday, Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jesse Hambrick said.
The arrest was a collaborative effort between the Dothan Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT), Hambrick said.
Following the arrest, Hambrick said a search warrant was executed at Hubbard’s residence where investigators found illegal narcotics.
Hubbard is charged in Douglas County with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during a crime, possession of a schedule II substance with intent to distribute and possession of drug related objects.
Hubbard was denied bond at a court appearance in Douglas County on Thursday. He will remain in Douglas County until the charges he faces here are disposed by the legal system, Hambrick said. At that point Hubbard will be extradited to Alabama to face the murder charges.
Hubbard had been a suspect all along in Caliste’s death, according to Dothan TV station WTVY. Police questioned him on the night of the shooting, which occurred at Caliste’s home on Woodham Road in Dothan.
Hubbard and Caliste had apparently been longtime acquaintances and may have also been roommates in the past, WTVY reported. On the night Caliste died Hubbard was a guest in Caliste’s home, according to the TV station.
Dothan Police Department said in a release that its investigators had spent the week working with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
“The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests related to this case are possible,” Dothan Police said in the release. “The Dothan Police Department would like to thank Douglas County Sheriff Tim Pounds, Douglas County CID, and the Douglas County SWAT team for their assistance in this case.”