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'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.