A man from the Upper Peninsula recently appeared in the Brown County Courthouse following a multi-state crime spree, which involved the alleged killings of individuals in Wisconsin and Alabama.
A 25-year-old individual named Caleb S. Anderson from Caspian, Michigan is currently facing a 1st-degree Intentional Homicide charge. The charge stems from an incident in early August of 2022, where Anderson is accused of causing the death of 65-year-old Patrick Ernst.
Prosecutors have proposed a cash bond of $2,000,000 for Anderson. The judge overseeing the case has sided with prosecutors and has set Anderson’s bond at $2,000,000. In addition, a no-contact order has been put in place.
Andreson and his attorney have chosen to forego the time period for a preliminary hearing. Anderson is scheduled to appear at the Brown County Courthouse on the morning of February 27 for the preliminary hearing.
On August 1, 2022, Anderson’s criminal activities began in Gaastra, Michigan. It is reported that he targeted an 18-year-old woman who was out for a run. The woman managed to defend herself against Anderson and escape the vicinity. She promptly notified the authorities about the incident and collaborated with them to create a detailed profile of the suspect, Anderson.
The following day, Anderson’s actions escalated in violence and extended beyond state borders into Wisconsin.
Officers from the Green Bay Police Department were dispatched to an address on Packerland Drive on August 2, 2022. The purpose of their visit was to conduct a welfare check on Ernst, who had failed to report to work. Ernst’s car had disappeared from his residence, which was considered out of character by those familiar with him.
Authorities discovered a tragic scene at his residence, where they found him lifeless, bearing numerous stab wounds, and surrounded by a heap of clothing. Authorities linked Anderson to the crime scene upon discovering his vehicle in the parking lot. Anderson also left a note expressing deep remorse, acknowledging that the situation was undeserved.
After Ernst’s passing, Anderson made his way to Alabama on August 3, 2022. There, he confessed to setting fire to a church and taking the life of Dwight Dixon, a 52-year-old resident of Flomaton, Alabama. Anderson was apprehended in Alabama and confessed to all the crimes he committed.
Anderson admitted his guilt in the tragic incident involving Dixon and received a life sentence with no possibility of parole. He is now confronted with an additional life sentence due to Ernst’s demise.