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Third person in custody in connection with fugitive wanted in Orlando cop killing

by: WFTV.com Updated:

Lakensha Smith-Loyd, mug shot from 2010.
Orange County Sheriff's Office

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A third person is in custody in connection with the search for the man wanted for allegedly killing an Orlando police sergeant on Monday and his pregnant ex-girlfriend last month, according to reports.

Police took Jemesia Slaughter into custody Wednesday, sources close to the investigation said. Slaughter is apparently a friend of Markeith Loyd.

Authorities also arrested his niece on Wednesday. Lakensha Smith-Loyd went to the restaurant where Loyd worked to pick up his $200 paycheck on Jan. 7, Orange County deputies said.

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Loyd is accused of shooting and killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon, last month and has been wanted by police ever since. 

He worked at Texas Fried Chicken with Zarghee Mayan, who has been arrested in connection with the case. 
 
The Orange County Sheriff’s office is working to release more details about the arrest.