Man Arrested for Hiding Markeith Loyd

Orange County, FL – Tuesday night, authorities in Orlando arrested a man accused of aiding fugitive Markeith Loyd, who was involved in the killing of two officers Monday. The man, 33-year-old Zarghee Mayan, helped Loyd escape police following the murder of Loyd’s pregnant ex- girlfriend.

Mayan was charged of accessory to first-degree murder after the fact, according to Jail records. Investigators met with Mayan one day after the homicide of Loyd’s ex-girlfriend. Upon being interviewed, Mayan gave “inconsistent statements,” according to an arrest report.

Mayan is reported to have worked at the same Texas Fried Chicken restaurant where employees said Loyd worked for about a year leading up to the homicide.

Loyd himself remains on the loose, and Crimeline is offering a $100,000 reward for information that could lead to his capture.