Markeith Loyd's niece posts bond, leaves jail

Lakensha Smith Loyd's bond reduced from $750,000 to $10,000

ORLANDO, Fla. – A woman accused of helping suspected Orlando cop killer Markeith Loyd avoid capture has posted bond and walked out of jail Thursday afternoon.

Lakensha Smith Loyd, the niece of Loyd, was arrested about two weeks ago as authorities searched for Loyd, who is accused of shooting and killing Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton. Loyd was also sought in the shooting death of his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon.

Loyd was arrested last week.

Smith Loyd, 27, was being held on $750,000 bond, but it was lowered to $10,000 Wednesday night.

She had been scheduled to appear before a judge Thursday morning, but the hearing was canceled after she posted bond.

Smith Loyd walked out of the Orange County Jail at 2:30 p.m. accompanied by family or friends.

She did not respond to reporter's questions before getting in a car and leaving.

Markeith Loyd appeared in court Thursday, a day after he again cursed at a judge. Loyd, who has said he will represent himself, had a determination of counsel hearing.

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