News 5 Investigates: Secret indictment leads to murder arrest in Mobile County

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) - Carlos Catlin was booked into Mobile Metro Jail Tuesday morning on a murder charge. 

News 5 is investigating to learn more information surrounding his arrest.

A source confirms Catlin was arrested by U.S. Marshals after a secret indictment. That source tells us it is a case out of Prichard.

We've contacted the District Attorney's Office and the City of Prichard. They are not releasing any more information.

When we looked into Catlin's arrest history, we found he and another man were charged with the 2008 murder of Robert Pettway. Those charges were dropped before the case went to trial.

We're working to find out if Catlin's latest arrest is in connection with the 2008 murder or a completely separate case.

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