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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


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.