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Suspect in Rowan slaying arrested in Virginia

Federal agents in Fairfax, Va.

Sunday arrested a Cleveland

County man who is charged with

shooting a man to death outside a

Rowan County home last week.

Balmore Merino was caught in Vir

ginia after an undercover investigation

that began after the shooting Tuesday

morning on Mount Tabor Church

Road.

Investigators found 43-year-old Parra

Policarpio "Pollo" shot to death outside

the home of 38-year-old Mirna Del

Carmen Guevara on Mount Tabor

Church Road. She was charged with

being an accessory after the fact and

jailed under a $200,000 bond.

Merino, her estranged husband, also

faces federal weapons and illegal re-

entry charges, police said Sunday.

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