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Two men arrested in connection to Wake County deputy's death

Investigators said the truck they believe is connected to the deadly shooting was found in Forsyth County.

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Wake County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that two people face charges in the death of Deputy Ned Byrd. Now, we're learning the case has ties to the Triad. 

Alder Marin-Sotelo, 25, was arrested in Burke County on Wednesday. He's being held in the Forsyth County Detention Center. He's not officially charged, but investigators expect him to be charged soon. 

The other man is 29-year-old Arturo Marin-Sotelo. Officials said he was brought to Alamance County Detention Center on an ICE detainer on Tuesday. He appeared in Wake County court on Thursday. He's charged with felony murder in the death of Deputy Byrd. 

The other Triad tie involves the truck investigators believe is connected to the shooting. The Wake County Sheriff said investigators found the truck in Forsyth County. It's still not clear how it got here. 

Deputy Byrd was shot last Thursday while standing outside his patrol car. Investigators said he had responded to a domestic call less than a mile away and then entered his notes into the system. They said Byrd wasn't responding to several check-in attempts, so another deputy was sent to his location and found him shot outside his patrol car. 

Byrd's K-9 was inside the car at the time and was not hurt. 

Byrd's visitation was on Thursday. His funeral is on Friday. 

Credit: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office
Alder Marin-Sotelo
Credit: Wake County Jail

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Associated Press contributed to this story.

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