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Johnston County Authorities Arrest Man Wanted In Mexico

Posted April 28, 2004

— A murder suspect wanted in Mexico was captured in Johnston County Tuesday.

Investigators pulled over Francisco Avalos-Machado after a lengthy stakeout near Smithfield. They say he was carrying a pistol and another weapon.

Avalos-Machado is being held by the Department of Homeland Security and will be deported.

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