A Calhoun County grand jury indicted a California man last month after he allegedly killed a South Carolina man near Oxford in June.

The grand jury indicted Alberto Isordia Santos, 24, of Kingsburg, Calif., on a murder charge.

Deputies told The Star in June that they were called to the scene around noon after receiving reports of gunshots in the area.

Deputies said they found Santos suffering from gunshot wounds on the side of Lott Drive and found Dawkins’ body in the home shortly after.

According to deputies, neighbors reported seeing Santos run out of the home and another person drive away in a white car around the time of the shooting.

Deputies said they found drugs in Dawkins’ rental car and evidence that he had been ambushed. The mobile home Dawkins was found in did not appear to be lived in, they said.

Santos remained in jail Thursday with bond set at $1 million cash. He is set to appear in court at 9 a.m. Dec. 19 for an arraignment.

Santos’ attorney, Justin Wilson, said his client plans to plead not guilty.

Murder is a Class A felony. If convicted, Santos could face a life sentence in prison and up to a $60,000 fine, according to state law.

Contact Staff Writer Mia Kortright at 256-235-3563.

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