Reward for jail escapee is now up to $70k

Alder Marin-Sotelo
Alder Marin-Sotelo(FBI)
Published: May. 2, 2023 at 5:52 PM EDT|Updated: May. 3, 2023 at 3:32 PM EDT
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FARMVILLE, VA. (WITN) - The FBI and US Marshals Service are now offering a combined reward of $70,000 for information leading to the arrest of Alder Alfonso Marin-Sotelo who they say escaped from the Piedmont Regional Jail in Farmville, Virginia.

Marin-Sotelo is wanted for escaping from the jail during the early Sunday when police say he climbed a fence at the jail and drove away in a red or burgundy Ford Mustang.

Sotelo and car
Sotelo and car(FBI)

Marin-Sotelo was in jail for federal weapons charges at the time of his escape. He is also charged with the murder of a sheriff’s deputy in Wake County in August of 2022.

On Monday police in North Carolina say they arrested Marin-Sotelo’s sister, Adriana Marin-Sotelo, and charged her with assisting in his escape by allegedly having the car left in the parking lot for Sotelo to use to flee.

The FBI says they obtained a federal arrest warrant for Marin-Sotelo on May 1st after he was charged with escape from custody.

Police say Marin-Sotelo may be driving an early 2000 model Ford Mustang with North Carolina temporary tags.

If you have any information about Marin-Sotelo, please contact your local police or FBI office.