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Man linked to murder of NC deputy arrested in Mexico

Alder Alfonso Marin Sotelo, one of two brothers linked to the killing of a Wake County deputy, was arrested in Mexico after escaping a Virginia jail.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A man linked to the killing of a North Carolina deputy who escaped from a jail in Virginia was arrested in Mexico, according to the FBI. 

Alder Alfonso Marin Sotelo was captured by Mexican authorities just after 1 p.m. on Thursday, federal investigators said. He was arrested in the Mexican state of Guerrero. 

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Sotelo escaped the Piedmont Regional Jail in Farmville, Virginia on Sunday, April 30. He was driving a 2003 Ford Mustang with a 30-day North Carolina temporary tag. 

The FBI was offering up to $70,000 for anyone with information that led to Sotelo's arrest. He pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by an illegal alien to avoid a federal trial in connection with the killing of Wake County deputy Ned Byrd last summer. 

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