Authorities arrested Alexander Bradley in Hartford on Friday, one month after he was supposed to appear before a grand jury in the Aaron Hernandez murder investigation and failed to show up.
A fugitive with ties to former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has been taken into custody in Hartford, Connecticut.
Alexander Bradley, of East Hartford, was arrested by Hartford police and U.S. Marshals Friday morning at a home on Newbury Street in Hartford where records show the mother of his child lives.
Last month, Bradley was ordered to appear before a Massachusetts grand jury investigating a 2012 double homicide in Boston which has been linked to Hernandez. However, Bradley never showed up to testify and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Hernandez, a Bristol, Connecticut native, is charged with murder in another case.
He's pleaded not guilty in the June death of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found not far from the home where Hernandez lives in North Attleboro, Massachusetts.
Just before Hernandez was arrested in connection with Lloyd's death, Bradley filed a lawsuit claiming Hernandez shot him in the face in Florida in February after the two argued at a Miami strip club.
As they drove with two other people to Palm Beach, Hernandez’s gun fired while he was aiming it at Bradley, causing injuries that included the loss of his right eye, the lawsuit said.
During his court appearance on Friday, Superior Court Judge Joan Alexander called Bradley a material and necessary witness in the Hernandez case.
She ordered him to appear before the Massachusetts grand jury on Oct. 8 and to appear in Hartford Superior Court on Oct. 29 for the local case.
Bradley is being held on a $250,000 cash-only bond.