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Funeral of Wake County Deputy Ned Byrd takes place, another arrest is scheduled

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — It is a day of mourning for the Wake County Sheriff’s Office and the family of a deputy killed in the line of duty.

Deputy Ned Byrd will be laid to rest today as the inquest into his death continues.

Dozens of law enforcement officers are expected to be present at Providence Baptist Church during Byrd’s funeral.

Funeral details

At approximately 10:30 a.m. there will be a large procession escorting Deputy Byrd’s casket from the Mitchell Funeral Home to the church. The service should last approximately one hour.

After the funeral, there will be a church slump at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in downtown Raleigh.

There will be road closures that you should be aware of while services are being held.

Prior to the start of service at approximately 10:45 a.m., Delta Lake Drive, Commerce, Pleasant Valley Promenade to Duraleigh Road will be temporarily closed.

During the recession, the motorcade will descend Glenwood Avenue and there will be roads blocked by law enforcement along the way. So expect delays if you are in this area at this time.


A man has been charged with murder in connection with the investigation into Byrd’s death. Arturo Marin-Sotelo, 29, made his first court appearance on Thursday. The Wake County prosecutor said at least one other person is expected to face charges in the case.

The Wake County Sheriff’s Office initially declined to confirm whether Marin-Sotelo was charged with Byrd’s murder. It was then that ABC11 crews went to the courthouse and discovered the arrest warrant confirming that the murder charge related to Byrd’s death.

At noon, Sheriff Gerald Baker confirmed what ABC11 had previously reported and thanked all law enforcement for their work on the case.

“It gives this office great pleasure … this morning to be able to share that one of the suspects we believe to be involved in the death of Deputy Ned Byrd has been charged with murder in this case,” Baker told a news outlet. . Report. “It’s been a round-the-clock job by this agency and others.”

The sheriff said “future arrests” were expected and urged the public to provide any additional information that might be helpful. He said phone lines have been set up at (919) 306-6931 or (919) 306-7748. These lines are open 24 hours a day.

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