The Massachusetts State police have announced that Ernest Wallace, who authorities believe was an accessory after the fact in the June 17 murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, has been captured on Friday in Miramar, Fla.
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Lloyd, a semi-pro football player and associate of Hernandez who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee.
Police have been searching for the 41-year-old Wallace, who also goes by the name "Bo Fish", as well as a silver Chrysler 300 with Rhode Island plates. Wallace was the last person seen driving the vehicle, which was allegedly rented by Hernandez on the day after the murder of Lloyd was murdered and used by Wallace and Carlos Ortiz to flee the state of Massachusetts.
According to Wesley Lowery of the Boston Globe, Wallace turned himself in to Miramar police at approximately 1:20 p.m. Eastern time.
"Wallace announced that he had a warrant and had saw himself on television and wanted to turn himself in," a Miramir PD spokesman confirmed to the Boston Globe.
With the arrest of Wallace on Friday, all three men implicated in the murder of Lloyd are now in police custody.
Ortiz, a 27-year-old Bristol, Conn. man, was arrested by Bristol (Conn.) police on Wednesday and was being held on $1.5 million bail in connection to the Hernandez investigation. Ortiz has waived his right to an extradition hearing.
According to the Boston Globe, the silver Chrysler 300 was recovered at at a Bristol, Conn., apartment complex on Thursday night.
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