Molle's sister and neighbors, many of whom described him as a quiet man who kept to himself, told officers the only other associates Molle had were the employees of a lawn care service. Officers found a business card for Nature Boys Lawn Care Services in Molle's home, according to the complaint.
Marylou Morrison, Molle's sister, told investigators that there had been a cigar box in the house with money and a tin jar containing change in the home before her brother was killed. She told police she suspected those items and the money were taken.
Detectives believed Caldwell may have changed the coins over to cash using a CoinStar machine and went to the machine at the Kanawha City Kroger's store.
Video surveillance from the store showed the same man seen at Molle's house using the CoinStar machine just before 2 p.m. on Jan. 3, the complaint said. The video also showed that the man no longer had the black bag he had been carrying.
Caldwell had been previously seen on surveillance video in an alley behind Drug Emporium, not far from Molle's house. Detectives found a black garbage bag containing a hammer and work gloves, both covered in blood, in a large trash bin behind the store.
Caldwell's girlfriend Melissa Roberts identified him in the surveillance videos and told police he was at a friend's home in Rand. Officers found Caldwell in a home on Clemson Avenue in Rand. They also found the clothes Caldwell was believed to be wearing in surveillance videos on Jan. 3.
Detectives wrote in the complaint that Caldwell admitted he'd killed Molle during questioning at the police department.
Caldwell was arraigned late Wednesday on the charge. He is being held without bond at South Central Regional Jail. A preliminary hearing on the matter was set for 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 16.
Contact writer Ashley B. Craig at ashley.cr...@dailymailwv.com or 304-348-4850.