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