Man arrested for aiding Markeith Loyd, authorities say

Man arrested for aiding Markeith Loyd, authorities say
Man arrested for aiding Markeith Loyd, authorities say

ORLANDO, Fla. (WESH) – Orange County authorities have arrested a man who they say aided Markeith Loyd after Loyd’s pregnant ex-girlfriend was murdered last month.

Zarghee Mayan, 33, was arrested Tuesday night by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and has been charged with being an accessory after the fact to first-degree murder, according to an arrest affidavit.

According to the affidavit, Mayan was aware that Loyd had been accused of killing Sade Dixon, 24, and helped him avoid apprehension.

Deputies said Loyd misled investigators when they spoke on Dec. 14, the day after Dixon was killed.

Orlando police Chief John Mina said Tuesday that arrest warrants were being prepared for people who might have helped Loyd elude deputies who sought to question him in Dixon’s murder

Mayan is the first person to be arrested in connection with the case.

Loyd is accused of fatally shooting Orlando police Master Sgt. Debra Clayton, 42, around 7:15 a.m. Monday after she spotted him outside the Walmart on Princeton Street. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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