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FBI offers $50,000 reward for escapee suspected of killing NC deputy last year

(Photos: Federal Bureau of Investigation)

The FBI is offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the capture of a man suspected of murdering a North Carolina sheriff’s deputy last August.

Officials said Alder Alfonso Marin-Sotelo, who was connected to the shooting death of Wake County Deputy Ned Byrd last year, escaped from a Virginia jail on Sunday.

His sister, Adriana Marin-Sotelo, has been arrested and accused of helping him escape.

Byrd was shot and killed on Aug. 12, 2022, in Wake County.

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