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Breaking: Orange County deputies arrest third person aiding Loyd


Former girlfriend may have driven Loyd away from the crime scene

Orange County deputies arrested a former girlfriend of Markeith Loyd, and charged her with accessory after the fact of life/first degree murder.

Jameis Slaughter, 25 of Orlando, was seen driving in the vicinity of the Wal-mart where Loyd allegedly shot an Orlando police officer approximately 90 minutes after the shooting, according to reports by The Orange County Sheriff's Office. According to the report, Slaughter circled the area where Loyd escaped.

This is the third person arrested and accused of aiding Loyd in the past 24 hours.

On Tuesday evening, deputies arrested Zarghee Mayan, who worked with Loyd at an Orlando restaurant and allegedly made contact with Loyd on multiple occasions after knowing he committed a murder. Earlier today, Orange County deputies arrested Lakensha Smith-Loyd, the niece of Loyd, who allegedly picked up Loyd's paycheck on January 7th.

Slaughter is currently in the Orange County Jail.

This a breaking story. As more information is known, The Apopka Voice will update this story.

If you know the whereabouts of Loyd, you could be eligible for a reward of up to $100,000. Call Crimeline at 800/423-TIPS.




Orange County Sheriff's Office


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