Police in North Attleborough, Mass., are searching for a third suspect tied to the slaying of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in which former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been charged with murder.
The suspect is Ernest Wallace, 41, police announced Thursday evening, and said they want Wallace as an accessory after the fact. They consider him to be armed and dangerous.
Already in custody are Hernandez, who is being held without bail on a charge of first-degree murder, and a 27-year-old Connecticut man who is a Hernandez family friend, Carlos Ortiz, who has not yet been charged in a Massachusetts court.
Police said they believe Wallace is driving a gray or silver Chrysler 300 with Rhode Island license plates.
Court records in Connecticut show a man with Wallace's name and date of birth having been convicted of four crimes since 2008, including two convictions on drunken driving charges. He also plead guilty to misdemeanor charges of interfering with an officer/resisting, third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree breach of peace.
Wallace was ordered to spend 90 days in jail on Aug. 24, 2012, because of a probation violation on his second DUI. Two of his convictions were in Bristol, Conn., the hometown of Hernandez and Ortiz.
Lloyd's body was discovered June 17 in an industrial park less than a mile from Hernandez's home. Prosecutors said Lloyd was shot five times.