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Muddy Creek homicide suspect arrested in Detroit

Michigan law enforcement have arrested Daniel C. Lloyd, a Muddy Creek Township homicide suspect from earlier this year, Pennsylvania State Police said Monday.

According to police, Lloyd, 20, of Pitcairn, Allegheny County, was arrested Friday, Sept. 16, in Detroit. Lloyd is charged along with co-defendant Nicole L. Schwartz, 37, of Ellwood City, in the homicide of a 32-year-old Columbus, Pa., man, whose body was found June 11 along Kelly Road.

A warrant for Lloyd’s arrest was issued June 28, the same day state police filed charges against him. Lloyd’s arraignment has yet to be scheduled, and it is not clear when he will be transported for that proceeding.

Following arraignment, Lloyd will be issued a bond and scheduled with a preliminary hearing, the latter will be before District Judge Joseph Nash.

Schwartz has already waived her right to a preliminary hearing, and the case against her has moved toward trial in the Butler County Common Pleas Court.

In the affidavit filed against Schwartz, police said they followed leads to Schwartz’s home, where they found her vehicle with blood on it. Police said Schwartz told officers she was dating the Columbus man, until he went to jail, but then she began seeing Lloyd.

According to the affidavit, Schwartz told officers she drove to pick the Columbus man from jail while Lloyd hid in the trunk area underneath a blanket. Police said Schwartz stopped along Kelly Road, and Lloyd forced the man out at gunpoint, then shot him along the road.

Lloyd’s twin brother

Also of note, Lloyd’s identical twin brother Charles D. Lloyd, 20, of Pittsburgh, is also wanted on felony charges unrelated to the homicide.

State police stopped Charles Lloyd on Sept. 2 along a Clay Township road, initially believing him to be Daniel Lloyd.

Police said after ascertaining his correct identity, officers began investigating him for driving under the influence, which later led them to find drugs and guns in the vehicle.