Attorney for Zarghee Mayan requests his client's bond be lowered

Mayan remains in jail, Loyd captured


ORLANDO, Fla. – The attorney for the man accused of helping Markeith Loyd has requested his client’s bail be lowered to $10,000 in a motion filed Thursday night.

Zarghee Mayan, of Orlando, was arrested by the Orange County Sheriff's Office on a charge of accessory after the fact to first-degree murder.

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According to an arrest affidavit, Mayan helped Loyd avoid capture after the shooting death of 24-year-old Sade Dixon, Loyd's ex-girlfriend, who was slain Dec. 13 at a home in Pine Hills.

Mayan’s attorney, Lyle Mazin wrote petitions for his client’s bond to be lowered on Jan. 12.

"They have never been to a movie together, never been to a bar together, never been to a sporting event together, nor have they ever socialized in any setting outside of work," the motion read. "Mr. Mayan had no intent to assist Mr. Loyd in evading capture or trial. Mr. Mayan's concern was for the safety of himself, his family, his employees and his customers," Mazin wrote.

In the new motion filed Thursday, Mazin wrote that Loyd’s niece Lakensha Smith-Loyd’s bond was lowered from $750,000 to $10,000 on Jan. 25.

Smith-Loyd walked out of jail on Jan. 26.  

Due to the fact that Smith-Loyd’s bond was lowered, Mazin argued that “Mr. Mayan would like to respectfully request that his bond amount be considered,” the motion said.

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The motion requested that the court “set a bond consistent with the State of Florida’s previously adamant argued that all bonds, related to the defendants in this circumstance, be consistently set,” the motion said.

“As Markeith Loyd has been captured, Mayan poses no danger to the community,” the motion states.