Alder Alfonso Marin Sotelo was taken into custody by Mexican authorities on May 4, 2023, after 13:00 EST, in the state of Guerrero. The investigation to determine his exact movements since he escaped from the Piedmont Regional Jail on April 30, 2023, is ongoing. Marin Sotelo left the jail in Farmville, Virginia, driving a 2003 red or burgundy Ford Mustang with a 30-day North Carolina temporary tag. Agents still need assistance to locate the vehicle. Contact 1-800-CALL-FBI or tips.fbi.gov if you see the vehicle.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available and is appropriate. FBI Charlotte, FBI Richmond, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Wake County Sheriff's Office, and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation have worked tirelessly to locate Marin Sotelo and get him into custody quickly and safely. The investigation is ongoing.