DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN) — A 42-year-old Dothan man who police say beat and sexually assaulted an elderly woman in her home went in front of Judge Benjamin Lewis for a bond hearing.

Judge Lewis set a $100,000 bond for Marcus Golden, who is charged with one count of Assault Second Degree and one count of Sodomy First Degree.

In October 2022, Dothan Police were contacted after an employee of a Home Health Agency recognized injuries on an elderly female client and a criminal investigation began.

According to Dothan Police, during the investigation, officers learned the elderly victim had allowed someone into her home believing it was someone she was expecting, but turned out to be a stranger, and during the encounter, the stranger assaulted the female victim with her medical equipment causing lacerations and contusions on her body and sexually assaulted her before fleeing the home.

Police say they identified the suspect as Golden, and a warrant was issued for his arrest, but he wasn’t found until Sunday, April 2, after an encounter with law enforcement, and was initially held on no bond.

Judge Lewis also set a special condition that Golden has no contact with the victim.

Golden has not bonded out of the Houston County Jail, according to jail records.