Authorities have made an arrest in the case of Alder Marin-Sotelo, the man accused of fatally shooting a Wake County deputy and escaping from a Virginia prison. His sister, Adriana Marin-Sotelo, has been taken into custody and charged with aiding her brother’s escape. The arrest was made in High Point, North Carolina, following an investigation into federal court documents.
Sister Charged with Assisting Escape
According to the obtained court documents, Adriana Marin-Sotelo allegedly paid someone $2,500 to leave a car in the jail parking lot, enabling Alder’s escape. The arrest comes after Alder Marin-Sotelo fled from the Piedmont Regional Jail in Farmville, Virginia. It took authorities several hours to realize that he had escaped, by which time he had already left the premises.
FBI Offers Reward for Capture
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has declared Alder Marin-Sotelo as extremely dangerous and is offering a $50,000 reward for any information leading to his arrest. The FBI has released images of Marin-Sotelo getting into a red or burgundy Ford Mustang with a temporary tag. They urge the public to contact 911 immediately if they spot him, emphasizing not to approach him directly.
Shooting Incident and Initial Arrest
Alder Marin-Sotelo and his brother, Arturo Marin-Sotelo, were initially arrested in connection with the shooting death of Wake County Deputy Ned Byrd. Byrd was fatally shot multiple times near a gas station on Auburn Knightdale and Battle Bridge roads. After evading the police for several days, the brothers were finally apprehended near Winston-Salem.
Background and Charges
Prior to his escape, Alder Marin-Sotelo was being held in Virginia on federal gun charges. The circumstances surrounding the shooting of Deputy Ned Byrd remain under investigation. The arrest of Adriana Marin-Sotelo sheds light on the alleged involvement of family members in assisting the escape of the accused shooter.
The authorities are continuing their efforts to apprehend Alder Marin-Sotelo and bring him to justice. The cooperation of the public is crucial in ensuring the safety of the community, and the FBI encourages anyone with information to come forward.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the charges against Alder Marin-Sotelo?Alder Marin-Sotelo was being held in Virginia on federal gun charges.
What were the circumstances of Wake County Deputy Ned Byrd’s shooting?Wake County Deputy Ned Byrd was shot multiple times near a gas station on Auburn Knightdale and Battle Bridge roads.
How long did Alder Marin-Sotelo and Arturo Marin Sotelo evade police before their arrest?Alder Marin-Sotelo and Arturo Marin Sotelo evaded police for multiple days before their arrest near Winston-Salem.
What is the reward being offered by the FBI for information leading to Alder Marin-Sotelo’s arrest?The FBI is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Alder Marin-Sotelo.