Massachusetts State Police have confirmed the capture of yet another suspect in the Aaron Hernandez murder case. On Friday, Ernest Wallace became the third person to be arrested in connection with the homicide of Odin Lloyd.
Wallace, 41, was arrested in Miramar, Fla., Massachusetts State Police announced Friday. Authorities believe that the suspect, a Connecticut man who also went by the alias “Bo Fish,” was an accessory after the fact in Lloyd’s murder, local television station WCVB reports.
On Thursday night, North Attleboro police announced that they had issued an arrest warrant for Wallace, who they claim possessed a “very heavy build.” He was last seen driving a silver or gray 2012 Chrysler 300, and was considered armed and dangerous.
State Police announced that Wallace’s car had been discovered, but did not elaborate on where it was recovered, WCVB reports. As an “accessory after the fact,” Wallace is unlikely to have played a role in the actual murder of Lloyd. However, he could have assisted Hernandez after the crime had already been committed, Pro Football Talk notes.
Wallace’s capture was announced soon after the arrest of Carlos Ortiz, a Bristol, Conn., man that State Police have tied to the homicide investigation. He is expected to appear in a North Attleboro, Mass., court Friday on charges of possessing a weapon while on probation. Ortiz allegedly told police that he had a gun on June 17, the day that Lloyd was murdered, The Hartford Courant reports. Authorities have also noted that Ortiz was seen on surveillance videos entering Hernandez’s home on June 17 with a handgun.
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On Wednesday, Hernandez was arrested and arraigned on six criminal counts, including first-degree murder and various illegal firearms charges. He has plead not guilty to all charges, and is currently being held without bail.