In this image taken from video, police escort Aaron Hernandez from his home in handcuffs in Attleboro, Mass., Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Hernandez was taken from his home more than a week after a Boston semi-pro football player was found dead in an industrial park a mile from Hernandez's house. (AP Photo/ESPN)
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - A prosecutor says the arrest of a Connecticut
man is linked to the murder investigation involving former New England
Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.
New Britain State's Attorney
Brian Preleski says 27-year-old Carlos Ortiz was charged as a fugitive
from justice and has waived extradition to Massachusetts. Prison records
show Ortiz is being held on $1.5 million bail at a Hartford jail.
Preleski and other officials declined to release the allegations against Ortiz, who is scheduled to return to court on July 23.
was arrested Wednesday in Hernandez's hometown of Bristol, Conn.
Preleski says the arrest came as prosecutors and Bristol police were
helping Massachusetts authorities in the investigation of the shooting
death of Odin Lloyd.
Hernandez is charged with murder in Lloyd's death. His attorney calls the case circumstantial.