Miramar police arrest third man in Aaron Hernandez murder case

06/28/2013 4:24 PM

06/28/2013 4:25 PM

A third man linked to the death of Odin Lloyd walked into the Miramar Police Department Friday afternoon and turned himself in.

Ernest Wallace, 41, a Miramar resident, said he saw his name in news reports and knew he had a warrant out for his arrest, according to Miramar Police spokeswoman Tania Rues.

Wallace is accused of being an accessory after the fact in the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, of Dorchester.

Police had released an updated wanted poster for Wallace Friday. They listed Connecticut, Massachusetts, Georgia and Florida as places that should pay special attention as to where Wallace might be. He was also listed as “armed and dangerous.”

Massachusetts State Police’s Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section was involved in the arrest.

Police had also recovered the Chrysler 300 Wallace was believed to have been driving.

The Boston Globe reported that the car was found in Bristol, Conn. after the resident of an apartment complex saw news reports about Wallace and realized a similar vehicle had been sitting in their parking lot for almost a week. According to the Globe, the resident checked the license plate and called police.

The car was then towed. The resident told the Globe that the car first appeared in the lot either Friday or Saturday.

Lloyd was killed June 17 in North Attleboro, Mass. Shortly after his body was discovered, investigators began looking for the Chrysler.

Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been held without bail after being charged with murder in Lloyd’s death.

Another man, 27-year-old Carlos Ortiz, was arrested in Bristol, Conn. as a fugitive from justice Wednesday. Ortiz was arrested for illegally possessing a firearm in North Attleboro on the morning of Lloyd’s death.

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