Jail escapee linked to murder of N.C. deputy captured in Mexico; suspect's sister arrested

Alder Alfonso Marin-Sotelo's sister, Adriana, was charged by the FBI with assisting in his escape

By Sarah Roebuck 

FARMVILLE, Va. — A suspect who is charged with killing Wake County Deputy Ned Byrd and escaped jail has been captured. 

The Wake County Sheriff's Office said Alder Alfonso Marin-Sotelo, 26, was captured Thursday afternoon by Mexican authorities in the state of Guerrero.

Marin-Sotelo is one of two brothers charged in Byrd's death. He escaped with another inmate early Sunday from the Piedmont Regional Jail, the Wake County Sheriff's Office confirmed

Marin-Sotelo's sister, Adriana Marin-Sotelo, was arrested and charged by the FBI with assisting in the escape. She will remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service without bond.

The Wake County Sheriff's Office said surveillance video from the Piedmont Regional Jail shows Marin-Sotelo climbing over the fence at 1:40 a.m. on April 30. He was believed to have been driving in an early 2000 red or burgundy Ford Mustang with a 30-day North Carolina temporary tag.

There was a combined reward of $70,000 from the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service.

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