Hernandez associate accused of lying

— -- BOSTON -- A man has been arrested as part of a gun trafficking probe related to the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.

Federal authorities arrested 23-year-old Oscar Hernandez Jr. on Wednesday evening in Florida on charges of obstruction of justice, witness tampering and lying to a federal grand jury. They say he is not related to the athlete.

Hernandez is accused of lying to a grand jury investigating the transportation of guns from Florida to Massachusetts. The inquiry was focused on three guns recovered in connection with the 2013 killing of semi-pro football player and Aaron Hernandez associate Odin Lloyd.

Aaron Hernandez and two other men are charged in the June 17 shooting death of Lloyd, who was found dead about a mile from Hernandez's North Attleborough home.

Oscar Hernandez was to appear in U.S. District Court in Orlando at 1:30 p.m. ET Thursday and then will be brought to Massachusetts later to face charges. 

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.