Are You in Florida for Spring Training? Come meet Globe Sports Writers Nick Cafardo and Peter Abraham! Click for more info.

Celtics Live

11

15

1st Quarter 5:38

Florida man linked to Lloyd slaying to be arraigned Monday

The Florida man arrested as part of the investigation into former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez’s alleged role in the slaying of Odin Lloyd will be arraigned in Attleboro District Court on Monday afternoon, prosecutors said Saturday.

Ernest Wallace, 41, of Miramar, Fla., will be facing a charge of accessory to murder.

Continue reading below

Wallace is one of three men prosecutors say were in the car with Lloyd, 27, of Dorchester, hours before he was shot and killed in the early morning of June 17. Lloyd’s body was discovered in a North Attleboro industrial park less than a mile from Hernandez’s house.

On June 26, police arrested Hernandez, who has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail. That same day, they arrested Carlos Ortiz, 27, of Bristol, Conn., and charged him with possession of a firearm without a license.

Days after those arrests, Massachusetts police released Wallace’s name and photo in a public appeal for help locating him and a silver Chrysler 300 he was believed to have been driving.

Continue reading it below

Within hours, the vehicle was located in Bristol and seized by police. The following day, Wallace walked into the Miramar police station and turned himself in.

“We believe . . . that we now have in custody three individuals who were in the silver Nissan Altima at the time that Odin Lloyd got into the car,” Bristol District Attorney C. Samuel Sutter told reporters after Wallace was brought into custody.

Reached last week, Wallace’s attorney, David Meier, would not comment on whether Wallace would cooperate with police.

Under the Massachusetts joint venture law, anyone present when a crime was committed, had knowledge that a crime was going to be committed, or in any way aided or encouraged a crime being committed is subject to the same legal penalties as the person who committed the crime.

Former district attorneys who are not involved in this investigation have told the Globe that prosecutors could use the threat of more harsh charges against Ortiz or Wallace to get their cooperation in the investigation.

Citing the investigation’s ongoing nature, a spokesman for the Bristol district attorney’s office declined further comment.

Wesley Lowery can be reached at Wesley.Lowery@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @Wesley
Lowery
.
Loading comments...

Wake up with today's top stories.

Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
or
Please enter a valid email
BostonGlobe.com will never post anything without asking. Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com