3rd suspect in Hernandez case arrested in Fla.

A third man tied to Aaron Hernandez and wanted in connection with the slaying of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd has been arrested in Florida, Massachusetts State Police announced Friday.

Ernest Wallace, 41, was found in Miramar, Fla.

Police announced Thursday night that Wallace was wanted as an accessory after the fact in the Lloyd homicide. Hernandez, the former New England Patriots tight end, has been arrested on a charge of first-degree murder in the killing. Hernandez entered a plea of not guilty.

Police believed Wallace was driving a silver or grey Chrysler 300. That vehicle was recovered in Bristol, Conn., Hernandez's hometown, the Boston Globe reported.

Carlos Ortiz, arrested Wednesday also in connection with the homicide investigation, is also from Bristol. He appeared in a Bristol court Friday morning for an extradition hearing, and was taken to Massachusetts.

Wallace has a criminal record in Connecticut, with convictions for drunken driving and various misdemeanor charges. Massachusetts police had considered Wallace to be armed and dangerous.

Prosecutors said Wednesday in a North Attleborough, Mass. court that Hernandez was with two associates he summoned from Connecticut before Lloyd was killed on June 17. Prosecutors said surveillance video from Hernandez's home shows three men, including Hernandez, entering his home and carrying guns just minutes after Lloyd was shot five times and left in an industrial park less than a mile from Hernandez's home.


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