SytonniaLIVE: Episode 6 Trumpet Awards Red Carpet Special

(SL) – Sytonnia LIVE was back on the Red Carpet for the 25th anniversary of the Trumpet Awards. We caught up with a lot of your favorites on the red carpet including Clifton Powell, Xernona Clayton, Cast of Saints and Sinners, Bounce TV Execs, Dorien Wilson, Peabo Bryson and more!


Shady Files: As Expected Trump’s Muslim Ban Excludes Countries Linked To His Businesses

(SL) – It’s pretty clear at this point why Donald Trump still refuses to share his tax returns. All of the countries that he’s got business dealings with or debt will disclosed. His latest executive order exasperates the start of what will probably end up being the shadiest presidency in history. The New York Daily News broke it down best!

The  President Trump’s most recent executive order effectively bans citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for at least 90 days — but some Muslim countries were spared from the order’s blacklist, even though they have deep-seated ties to terrorism.

Conspicuously, Trump doesn’t hold any business interests in any of the countries on the list, but holds major stakes in several of those excluded from it, records show.

Friday’s executive order, signed at the Pentagon, suspends the issuing of U.S. visas or travel permits to people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Not a single American was killed on U.S. soil by citizens from any of those countries between 1975 and 2015, according to statistics tallied by the conservative-leaning Cato Institute.

However, the same set of statistics show that nearly 3,000 Americans were killed by citizens from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt in the same time period — with the bulk of those killed being victims of the 9/11 attacks. Yet, people from those three countries are still welcome to apply for U.S. visas and travel permits.

In a striking parallel, Trump’s sprawling business empire — which he has refused to rescind ownership of — holds multi-million dollar licensing and development deals in all of those countries, raising potential conflict of interest concerns and alarming questions over what actually went into the decision process behind Friday’s executive order.


Not much is known about Trump’s connection to the Saudis. Yet, the little bit of information that is available raises a number of questions.

U.N. agencies urge Trump to allow refugees entry

Trump registered eight companies tied to hotel interests in the country shortly after launching his campaign in August 2015, according to The Washington Post. The companies were registered under such names as THC Jeddah Hotel and DT Jeddah Technical Services; company names The Post reported bore striking resemblance to ones Trump has registered in other foreign countries.

During a campaign rally in Alabama last year, Trump expressed his admiration for the Saudis.

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Trump is seen at the July 1995 ceremony for the sale of Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel to Saudi Arabia and Singapore.


“They buy apartment from me,” he said. “They spend $40 million, $50 million. Am I supposed to dislike them? I like them very much.”

Those comments could cock a few eyebrows, since most of the 9/11 attackers were from Saudi Arabia.

Trump’s order already blocks green card, visa holders at airports

Further, a declassified U.S. intelligence report known as the “28 pages” claims the Saudi government and its wealthy citizens actively funded Muslim radicalism through mosques and charities in the U.S. around the time of 9/11 attacks. The 19 hijackers were in close contact with Saudi nationals before carrying out the terror attack, which became the worst one in U.S. history.


Trump and his daughter, Ivanka, attend the opening of Trump Towers in the Sisli district of Istanbul, Turkey, in April 2012.


In total, Saudi citizens killed 2,369 Americans between 1975 and 2015, according to CATO.


In Egypt, Trump’s business holdings are characteristically vague. His latest Federal Election Commission filing lists two companies in the country, Trump Marks Egypt and Trump Marks Egypt LLC, both of which are most likely connected to a development venture.

Trump to sign executive order on ‘voter fraud,’ White House says

The Trump Towers are seen in the Sisli district of Istanbul, Turkey.

The Trump Towers are seen in the Sisli district of Istanbul, Turkey.


The State Department, meanwhile, strongly discourages Americans from traveling to Egypt since “terrorist attacks can occur anywhere” due to the presence of ISIS-affiliated groups.

Egyptian citizens killed a total of 162 Americans between 1975 and 2015.


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Trump is seen playing golf on an advertising billboard for the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai. Daughter Ivanka is also pictured in the ad for the course, which was developed by Dubai-based luxury real estate company Damac Properties.


The Trump Organization has a licensing and management deal in Dubai for two golf courses and a whole neighborhood of luxury villas currently under construction. The second golf course was designed by Tiger Woods.

Trump has bad day in office as he scraps his schedule

Trump has traveled frequently to the Middle Eastern nation with his daughter, Ivanka, and the two have been seen in numerous photographs over the years, playing golf and shaking hands with affluent sheiks.

While the UAE ranks as the sixth richest country in the world, a widespread presence of ISIS- and Al Qaeda- affiliated groups persists in the area and poses a serious threat to American citizens, according to the State Department.

The executive order made the cover of Saturday's edition of the Daily News.

The executive order made the cover of Saturday’s edition of the Daily News.


“Both historical and current information suggest that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), al-Qaida, and affiliated organizations continue to plan attacks against Western targets,” states a safety notice on the department’s website, using alternate spellings for the groups.

A total of 314 Americans were killed by UAE citizens between 1975 and 2015, according to CATO.

Mexican President cancels meeting with Trump after wall order


Trump also currently licenses his name to two luxury towers in the Turkish metropolis of Istanbul.

Trump is seen with his Indonesian business partner Hary Tanoesoedibjo and his wife Liliana in a recent Twitter photo. The couple was also pictured in a tweet with Damac Properties chairman Hussain Sajwani at a post-inauguration party at the Trump Hotel in Washington.


He received as much as $5 million from the deals last year, according to his latest financial disclosures. Furthermore, since the election, Trump’s development partner, Dogan Sirketler Grubu Holding, has seen its shares surge by nearly 11%.

Meanwhile, Turkey is a hotbed for terrorist activities, with the State Department issuing a travel alert advising U.S. citizens not to travel to the country because of “increased threats from terrorist groups” just this Wednesday.

“An increase in anti-American rhetoric has the potential to inspire independent actors to carry out acts of violence against U.S. citizens,” the alert states.

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The Trump Tower is seen in Baku, Azerbaijan.


In addition to Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, President Trump holds extensive business interests in the Muslim majority nations of Indonesia and Azerbaijan. Both have documented ties to Islamic terrorism — yet neither is included on the executive order’s blacklist.

White House press aides did not immediately return a request for comment from The News.

Immediately after the Pentagon signing ceremony on Friday, Trump was harshly rebuked by people of varying political persuasions from across the world.

Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said “tears are running down the cheeks of the Statue of Liberty tonight” upon learning of the order.

“This is one of the most backward and nasty executive orders that the President has issued,” he added.

Trita Parsi, the co-founder and president of the National Iranian American Council, told The News early Saturday that he’s been bombarded with phone calls from concerned friends and family in his home country.

“This has been a nightmare,” he said. “We knew something was coming, but we did not expect this…We definitely did not expect this.”

Trump, meanwhile, claimed before signing the order that the “new vetting measures” will make it much harder for terrorists to enter the country.

“We don’t want them here,” he said. “We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love deeply our people.”

Trumpet Awards Honor New Edition With Lifetime Achievement Award After Monster Biopic And Hollywood Blvd Star

(Atlanta, GA) – New Edition has been riding high for the past couple of weeks after finally receiving a star on Hollywood Blvd, the pinnacle was capped with a highly rated series about the multi-platinum group.  And now, Bounce TV will honor the guys with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Black-ishAngie Tribeca star and two-time EMMY® nominated writer and actor Deon Cole and RosewoodThe Real Husbands of Hollywood and seven-time NAACP Image Award nominated actress Nicole Ari Parker host the exciting night of inspiration, history and crowd-rousing performances. As the 25th Annual Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, is set to world premiere on Sunday, January 29 at 9:00pm ET on Bounce.

trumpet_hostsBounce recently acquired all assets of The Trumpet Awards and now owns, produces and exclusively premieres the star-studded ceremony, this year held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

trumpet_caesar1Highlights from the show include:

  • A show-stopping all-star Gospel Music Tribute featuring Shirley CaesarErica CampbellJekalyn CarrLe’Andria JohnsonTravis Greene and Canton Jones.
  • Lifetime Achievement Trumpet Award-winning New Edition being saluted by R&B bands Jagged EdgeSilk and The Transitions with a medley of the iconic group’s hits including “Candy Girl,” Mr. Telephone Man” and “Cool It Now” that had the audience dancing in the aisles.
  • Regina BelleBJ The Chicago Kid and Kenny Lattimore performing “A Whole New World,” “Feel the Fire” and “If Ever You’re in My Arms Again” to honor Trumpet Legend Award recipient Peabo Bryson.


  • Tamela Mann, Lalah Hathaway and Keke Wyatt bringing the house down in individual performances.
  • A memorable spoken-word presentation by Iman Cezanne and Javon Johnson which elicited thunderous applause and brought the audience to their feet.

Honorees at this year’s ceremony also included: Daytime EMMY® nominee Wendy Williams, who was presented with the Trumpet Award for Entertainment; former NBA great Dikembe Mutombo, recognized with the Humanitarian Trumpet Award;Martin Luther King III, presented with the Impact Trumpet Award and fashion blogger Gabi Gregg who was given the Trailblazer Trumpet Award.trumpet_jaggededgeAmong the presenters and special guests: Vanessa Bell CallowayLou Gossett, Jr., David MannBill WithersEd Lover, Ed GordonGary OwenErica Ash and Willie Moore, Jr.

 In a very special tribute, civil rights icon and founder of the Trumpet Awards Xernona Clayton was presented with the distinguished Golden Trumpet Award in recognition of her unparalleled leadership, ability to affect change and steadfast work in building the legacy of the awards.  

Photos Courtesy Of: Trumpet Awards/Bounce TV

{Video}The Road To Houston, Falcons Ready For Super Bowl LI

(Flowery Branch) – The Atlanta Falcons are preparing to return to the Super Bowl for just the 2nd time and it was almost 20 years ago when they made their first visit. As the big game approaches throngs of media have been camped out in Atlanta documenting the road to Super Bowl LI, Sports Wire included. We participated in one of the Falcons’ media days and got the latest from Head Coach Dan Quinn and a few of the players.

{Video} Paul Millsap Absorbs Miserable Loss To The Wizards While Markieff Morris Talks Momentum

(SL) – The Atlanta Hawks struggled out of the gate against the Washington Wizards. The end result wasn’t pretty. 112-86. Post Game I talked to Paul Millsap about their difficulties.

Wizards’ Forward Markieff Morris helped lead Washington over the Hawks who before this game had led the Wizards by a game and a half in the East. Post game, Markeiff explained the importance of winning this game and how the offense clicked.

Photo and Video: Christopher London

Car Crash Claims Life Of Royal’s Pitcher Yordano Ventura

(SL) – Devastating news for the sports world and fans all over. It was announced mid Sunday, that Yordano Ventura was no longer with us. Gone at the tender age of 25, a car crash in the Dominican Republic  took his life — just hours after an unrelated accident in the same country claimed the life of a former major leaguer.

crashVentura  was killed on a highway leading to the town of Juan Adrian, about 40 miles northwest of Santo Domingo. Authorities said it wasn’t clear if the Dominican Republic native was driving, but that speeding may have been a factor.

The New York Daily News reports, Ventura, a right handed flamethrower with a 100-mph fastball and a fiery temper, played his entire four-year Major League Baseball career in Kansas City after signing with the team as an amateur free agent in 2008.

He went 13-8 in 2015, when the Royals won their first championship in 30 years, and was 11-12 in 2016.

Ventura blossomed as a starter in his rookie year of 2014. His 14-10 record and 3.20 ERA earned him a five-year, $24 million contract he signed before the 2015 season.

baseballThe most memorable moment of Ventura’s career came in Game 6 of the 2014 World Series against the San Francisco Giants. The pitcher took the mound and dedicated his outing to his late friend and fellow Dominican, Oscar Taveras, the Cardinals outfielder who died in a car accident two days before the game.

Ventura is the second promising young starter to die in the last six months after 24-year-old Marlins ace Jose Fernandez was killed in September in a boating accident. Ventura also honored Fernandez during a game, adding “R.I.P. JF #16” on his cap next to his tribute for Taveras.

For his career, Ventura recorded a solid 38-31 record with a 3.89 ERA in 94 regular-season games, but he will also be remembered as a fierce competitor

Vigilante Justice: Accused Killer Markeith Loyd Loses Eye Suffers Broken Nose And Jaw During Apprehension

(SL) – It’s a case that has captured the nation. Markeith Loyd, as most do, posted a frivolous statement on social media about wanting to be on America’s Most Wanted List which some people deemed prophetic after he ended up on the 15 top wanted list following the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend, unborn child and Orlando police officer Deborah Clayton. Let’s be clear, Keith is only accused of these crimes and hasn’t been convicted of the alleged infractions.

As with all stories, there are two sides. I personally, took time to look at his social media page to see what kind of activity he was involved in and what may have happened leading up to December 13th. By all accounts, he seems like a normal dude with a sketchy background but trying to make the most out of a new chance at life.

Reportedly he did over 10 years in prison on a drug charge and other issues. But let’s be honest. Everybody knows somebody who is in prison or has done time so let’s not judge. Hell Martha Stewart has even served time. I say that to say, let’s not focus on his past, but what was happening at the time he was arrested.

Don’t get me wrong, I feel sorry for the family of Sade Dixon and no one deserves to die on the end of gunfire, but when one asks, “What was she doing with him.”  What I see is two people who complimented each other, had the same interests and were attempting to build a life together.  I thought she was completely sweet and innocent until I saw the video that she posted on his page where she referred to a white cop who pulled Loyd over for not wearing a seat-belt as a cracker. She also suggested that Loyd kill the cop so they could get on about their business.

I am in no way implying that this woman was at fault for her death in anyway, but I think she was a woman with an edge. When you have two people in a relationship with an edge, every situation is usually heightened in passion and emotion. She repeatedly says in the video that they have ‘stuff’ in the car,  to which Loyd questions why she’s saying that and to stop.

Seemingly all in fun, she jokes that Loyd always gets off and that she’s going to start telling the cops to check his record. She continued and Loyd would later be given a warning with her telling the officer, “Bye cracker.” as he walked back to his vehicle.  Dixon then urges Loyd to slow down because he’s not going to kill her and the baby driving fast in the rain. Loyd would be dead weeks later.

This whole situation is just sad. Pain for all families involved and there are only a few people who really know the truth. During his first appearance, Loyd attempted to tell his side of the story in which he passionately said that he wouldn’t just kill Sade like that. He states that while they were outside talking, her younger brother pulled up and other ‘stuff’ happened. He claims a gun was pulled out on him.

Was he protecting himself? What about the officer, Deborah Clayton? Was that cold blooded murder from a man on the run and willing to do anything to keep his freedom? One will only know once the Orlando Police Department shares the surveillance tape from Walmart. To be continued…..


Bounce TV Takes Over The Trumpet Awards

ATLANTA (Jan. 21, 2017)Bounce will world premiere the 25th Annual Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, on Sunday, January 29 at 9:00pm ET.

Bounce recently acquired all assets of The Trumpet Awards and now owns, produces and exclusively premieres the star-studded ceremony.

 Black-ish, Angie Tribeca star and two-time EMMY® nominated writer and actor Deon Cole and Rosewood, The Real Husbands of Hollywood and seven-time NAACP Image Award nominated actress Nicole Ari Parker will host the black-tie ceremony, to be held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

Martin Luther King III will be presented with the Impact Trumpet Award. An all-star Gospel Tribute featuring Shirley Caesar, Erica Campbell, Jekalyn Carr, Le’Andria Johnson, Travis Greene and Derek Minor.

Previously announced honoree iconic musical group New Edition will be saluted in a medley performed by R&B bands Jagged Edge and SilkVanessa Bell Calloway, Ed Gordon, Lou Gossett, Jr., David Mann, Willie Moore, Jr., Gary Owen and Bill Withers have been added to the line-up of presenters. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is set to open the ceremony.

Xernona Clayton (Founder of the Trumpet Awards)

Tamela Mann, Regina Belle, BJ the Chicago Kid, Lalah Hathaway, Kenny Lattimore and Keke Wyatt will also be performing throughout the evening.

 Honorees at this year’s silver anniversary ceremony include television host and Daytime EMMY® nominee Wendy Williams who will be presented with the Trumpet Award for Entertainment, former NBA great Dikembe Mutombo who will be recognized with the Humanitarian Trumpet Award, New Edition receiving the Lifetime Achievement Trumpet, GRAMMY®-winning soul singer Peabo Bryson accepting the Legend Trumpet and fashion blogger Gabi Gregg being given the Trailblazer Trumpet Award.

 In a very special tribute, civil rights icon and founder of the Trumpet Awards Xernona Clayton will be presented with the distinguished “Golden Trumpet Award” in recognition of her unparalleled leadership, affecting change, and steadfast work in building the legacy of the awards. 


Bounce (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more.  Bounce has grown to be available in more than 94 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce are iconic American figures Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King, III.

Orlando Police Attribute Markeith Loyd Injuries To ‘Scuffle’

(Orlando Sentinel) – Murder suspect Markeith Loyd, seated in a Orlando Police vehicle being transported from Orlando Police headquarter transported Tuesday, January 17, 2017 to ORMC hospital after being captured earlier this evening. Orlando Police Master Sgt. Debra Clayton, 42, was shot by suspect Markeith Loyd outside a Walmart store last week in west Orlando. (Red Huber/ Staff Photographer )

Markeith Loyd. Loyd, 41, was arrested at 7 p.m. in an abandoned house at 1157 Lescot Lane near Raleigh Street, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said at a press conference Tuesday night.

Since the killings and manhunt began, authorities scoured Central Florida and arrested several people accused of helping the convicted felon elude capture. On Tuesday, the U.S. Marshal Service raised the reward for a tip that led to his capture to $125,000.

But even before the most recent slayings, Loyd led a troubled life filled with crime. His extensive criminal history stretches back decades and includes a murder charge in 1995, for which he was never convicted.

Here’s a detailed timeline of the intricate case, told in reverse chronological order with the most recent events at the top, showing Loyd’s past and how deputies say he’s evaded law enforcement for weeks:

Jan. 17

Loyd is captured about 7 p.m. after being tracked to an abandoned house on Lescot Lane near Raleigh Street, police said.

He was wearing body armor and had two handguns. At first he tried to run but then dropped the weapons and surrendered, Orlando police Chief John Mina said.

He faces two counts of first-degree murder with a firearm and two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm in Dixon and her unborn child’s deaths, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said.

Charges in Clayton’s death were not announced.

Loyd was hauled into Orlando police headquarters with a bloodied and swollen face, exclaiming to news cameras “They beat me up! They beat me up!”

Earlier in the day, police held a press conference to announce the U.S. Marshals Service has added Loyd to its top 15 most-wanted fugitive list.

Authorities also released a photo of Loyd with his head shaved, explaining he may have changed his appearance.

Jan. 15

As funeral services were underway for Deputy Norman Lewis, a SWAT team searched an abandoned building at the Rosemont Country Club Apartments.

The neighborhood was shut down as authorities canvas the area.

Loyd was not found.

Jan. 14

Orlando police Chief John Mina promoted Clayton posthumously to the rank of lieutenant during her funeral at First Baptist Orlando.

As Clayton was laid to rest, the manhunt for Loyd continued.

Jan. 13

Crimeline declined an offer to match the $100,000 reward for information on Loyd’s whereabouts, saying they didn’t need it yet.

Seminole County tax Collector Joel Greenberg offered to push the reward to $200,000 but Crimeline said the money didn’t seem to be helping track the felon down, even though they receive more than 1,000 tips.

Investigators continued searching in Polk County for Loyd.

Meanwhile, family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers gathered at the First Baptist Orlando church for a viewing for Clayton.

Jan. 12

Authorities searched more than 100 locations for Loyd and broadened the manhunt to include Polk County after authorities discovered he might have family in the Haines City area.

Crimeline received more than 800 tips but none of them yielded a location for the felon.

Mina offered new details in the case at a press conference, saying officers found Loyd’s clothing and that he was wearing a bulletproof vest at the time of the shooting.

Mina also said Loyd fired at Clayton even after she was “defenseless” on the ground.

Jan. 11

Two people accused of helping Loyd avoid capture were arrested.

Loyd’s niece, Lakensha Smith-Loyd, and his ex-girlfriend Jameis Slaughter were charged with accessory after the fact to first degree murder in Dixon’s death.

According to an arrest affadavit, Smith-Loyd called authorities sometime after Dixon’s death and told them Loyd may have shot Dixon in self-defense. She told them she would try to convince her uncle to give himself up. But then she became uncooperative.

Authorities found that she and Slaughter went to Loyd’s old job at New Texas Fried Chicken to pick up his last paycheck and give it to him.

Slaughter’s vehicle was also allegedly spotted near the Wal-Mart where Clayton was killed 90 minutes after the incident, the affadavit said.

Meanwhile, deputies from Orange and Lake counties looked for Loyd at a home near Bay Lake, a rural area near Groveland.

Jan. 10

As the manhunt for Loyd continued, law enforcement extended their search into Lake County and searched three homes.

Meanwhile, the first arrest in the case was made.

Zarghee Mayan, Loyd’s former boss, was charged with helping Loyd avoid capture after Dixon’s death.

He confessed to giving Loyd food from his restaurant, New Texas Fried Chicken, two days before Clayton’s killing, according to an arrest affidavit.

He also told officers he drove Loyd to several locations shortly after Dixon’s killing. Loyd even told him about the murder, records show.

Jan. 9

Someone who recognized Loyd flagged down Clayton at a Wal-Mart at Princeton Street and North John Young Parkway. She was on-duty, in uniform and wearing body armor, so she called dispatch, then started approached him.

Clayton yelled for him to “stop” but instead, he opened fire. She shot back. Later, based on evidence found at the scene, it was discovered that he had been shot.

He shot her multiple times, continuing to fire as she fell to the ground.

Backup officers who arrived 28 seconds later tried to save Clayton with CPR. She was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 7:40 a.m.

Shortly after

A short distance from the Wal-Mart, a captain at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office spotted Loyd near Pine Hills Road and North Lane. Loyd shot at the deputy as he pulled into an apartment complex. He wasn’t injured.

Then, officials say Loyd carjacked a vehicle and sped off. He ditched the car near Cinderlane Parkway.

A manhunt began.

SWAT teams, armored vehicles and a helicopter surrounded the Tradik Brookside apartments on Rosewood Way, near Cinderlane Parkway and Orange Blossom Trail.

Residents were forced from their homes as law enforcement broke about a dozen windows and doors in the complex, even using tear gas in the search for Loyd.

9:45 a.m.

Orange County Deputy Norman Lewis was responding to the manhunt while on motorcycle patrol.

As he drove down Pine Hills Road, he was hit by a van turning left onto Balboa Drive. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Ten minutes later, a second motorcycle deputy was involved in a crash a short distance down Pine Hills Road. He was hospitalized with minor injuries.

6 p.m.

Law enforcement pulled out of the Tradik Brookside apartments.

Jan. 7

Loyd showed up to the New Texas Fried Chicken and got a free meal from Mayan, records show.

Mayan told authorities Loyd was armed and had on a bullet proof vest, an arrest affidavit said.

Dec. 17

Slaughter stopped by Loyd’s home on 18th Street, records show.

She asked a woman who also lived in the home for rent money since Loyd was wanted by authorities, an arrest affidavit said.

The pair started arguing and one of them threatened to “jump” the other, an incident report stated. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate. No arrests were made.

Slaughter told authorities she went to the apartment to kick out the current tenants for not paying rent and not to collect money.

Sometime around this date, Loyd allegedly stopped by a relative’s home while Slaughter was there and he said “law enforcement would have to kill him before he went back to prison,” an arrest affidavit said.

Dec. 15

An arrest warrant was issued for Loyd on allegations he was not complying with terms of his probation.

Dec. 14

Detectives with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for Loyd’s arrest in Sade Dixon’s death.

Dec. 13

Dixon, 24, was found lying near the front door of her home in west Orange County just after 9 p.m. She’d been shot.

Her brother, Ronald Stewart, was found lying nearby and had also been shot numerous times. He was taken the hospital in critical condition.

Deputies who responded tried giving Dixon CPR but it was too late. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses told deputies Dixon’s ex-boyfriend fled in an older model red Buick Regal. That led law enforcement to Markeith Loyd. They got a warrant for his arrest the following day.

Later that night

After Dixon was killed, Loyd met Mayan at New Texas Fried Chicken restaurant at 400 South Orange Blossom Trail.

Mayan drove Loyd to a house either on Lee Road or Jackson Street then to another home in the Richmond Heights neighborhood, where Loyd’s estranged wife lives, an arrest affidavit said.

Loyd told Mayan to knock on the front door but he instead walked up then turned back to his vehicle. He told authorities he believes Loyd was planning to shoot the woman next.

As they were driving, Loyd admitted to Mayan he shot Dixon and said he would be sending someone to pick up his last paycheck, an affidavit said.

Dec. 12

Loyd posted to his Facebook, “…when you talk about street legends mention ME!!!!! Me!!!!”

Nov. 30

Loyd posted to Facebook, “Goals!!!! To be on Americas most wanted…”

The post was one of dozens that showed Loyd’s life of partying, lifting weights and disparaging women.

He regularly posed live videos that included him partying at a strip club. Another talked about him killing cops during a traffic stop.

But another showed him reading in bed with Dixon and even hearing the heartbeat of his unborn child during a sonogram.

Oct. 2015

Loyd’s wife, Lacarsha Robinson, filed a domestic injunction against Loyd on Oct. 26, alleging over the last seven months he had pushed her down the stairs, hit her, kicked her and broke one of her ribs, court records show.

In the injunction, she also claimed Loyd shot her in the leg but she didn’t call authorities because she was afraid, explaining he threatened “he would kill my kids and family. I am in danger and fear of my life,” court records show.

“He said he is not scared of the police and he would kill them,” she wrote in the injunction.

Three days later, Oct. 29, Loyd filed an injunction against Robinson, claiming she punched him in the face because she thought he was seeing someone else, the injunction states.

Loyd said his wife was clumsy and the injuries she noted were her own fault because she “hurts herself when she drinks by falling or whatever,” the injunction said.

He also claimed she was threatening him so he packed up and left their home.

Both injunctions were voluntarily dismissed.

April 2015

Loyd and Robinson get their marriage certificate.


In July, Loyd is released from federal prison after serving time for two cocaine charges, records show.

He is placed on five years probation after release.


Loyd was in the Orange County Jail when Corrections Officer Elana Pierce filed charges against him for battery. Pierce stated she asked him to get off the phone for mealtime, but he refused.

When she instructed him to turn around to be handcuffed, he “got into an aggressive stance, he swing toward my face, which was blocked by my right arm, which was struck,” arrest records show.

The charges were dropped, court records show.


While serving time in state prison, Loyd was found guilty in federal court on two cocaine charges. He was sentenced to 12 and 1/2 years behind bars.


In January, Loyd was sentenced to four years and 15 days in state prison for battery on a law enforcement officer or firefighter and resisting arrest with violence, Florida Department of Corrections records show.

He was released about four years later, then served time in federal court.


Loyd and three others were charged in the death of Keith Hall on Nov. 17, 1995.

The 24-year-old victim had been shot several times at his home on East Wallace Street near Oak Ridge Road.

Investigators said the killers wanted drugs from Hall.

The charges were dropped after their prime witness, a 15-year-old girl, said she had lied about key information.

The information was an important link between the men and Hall’s death, prosecutors said.


{Watch) Cell phone Use Leads To Markeith Loyd’s Capture As It Appears He Was Severely Beaten During Arrest

(SL) – The week long search for Markeith Damengzlo Loyd is over. Orlando Police announced his capture about an hour ago. Reportedly, Loyd’s face was mangled as he implied that he had been beaten by officers.

Loyd has been the focus of a week long manhunt since Master Sgt. Debra Clayton was killed in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Before the Jan. 9 shooting, authorities had been looking for Loyd for questioning in the death of his pregnant ex-girlfriend last month. A second officer was killed in a car accident responding to the Loyd pursuit. Several people have been arrested for helping Loyd. He is accused of killing his girlfriend and unborn child.

The sergeant had been tipped off that Loyd was in the area while she was at the store. She was shot when she approached Loyd, who then fled. Loyd was allegedly caught after he used his cellphone. That’s how they found him. The house he was found in was abandoned but is believed to belong to someone he knows and ironically may be close to victim Deborah Clayton’s house.

His name was added to U.S. Marshals’ 15 Most Wanted Fugitives list earlier Tuesday as local, state and federal authorities scoured the area for him. There was a $100,000 reward set, with some some people as seen here on a facebook post, eager to cash in.


Loyd, 41, had been sought in connection with the shooting deaths on Dec. 13 of Sade Dixon, 24, a mother of two who was three months pregnant, and of Orlando police Master Sgt. Debra Clayton during a confrontation on Jan. 9.

Police said Loyd is believed to have been wearing a bulletproof vest as he stood over Clayton and shot her to death. Orange County sheriff’s Deputy Norman Lewis, an 11-year veteran, was killed in a crash as authorities gave pursuit.

Orlando Police Chief John Mina tweeted that Clayton’s handcuffs were used to secure Loyd after he was captured. Allegedly, he was crawling from the house he was hiding in when a ‘scuffle’ ensued.  Judging from his injuries, it’s possible that his civil rights were violated in the capture.