Search Continues For Florida Murder Suspect Who Escaped From Court

Murder suspect Dayonte Resiles, who escaped from a Broward County Courthouse Friday, did not act alone. Police made two arrests on Saturday connected to Resiles escape. Photo from Broward County Sheriff's Office.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 17 (UPI) — The search continued Sunday in South Florida for a murder suspect who bolted from a Fort Lauderdale courtroom Friday.

Two men have been arrested on charges of helping 21-year-old Dayonte Resiles escape.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement Saturday saying Resiles is armed and did not act alone on the escape NBC News reported.

The arrest of Laquay Stern, 18, and Winston Russell, 22, came later that day. The two were taken into custody Saturday in Deerfield Beach, the Broward Sheriff’s Office announced.

According to Stern’s arrest report, the escape was planned and included a rental car, a change of clothes, including a police uniform, boots and a gun belt. A pair of 17-year-old identical twins, according to the report, sat in the courtroom Friday to signal when the getaway car was in place at a pre-determined location near the courthouse, the Sun Sentinel reported.

The report went on to say that Resiles was holding a handcuff key when he got inside the waiting rental car.

Resiles bolted from the fourth floor courtroom of Broward Judge Raag Singhal.

According to the arrest report, Russell drove and dropped Resiles at an apartment on Oakland Park Boulevard, investigators said.

Resiles, who has an arrest record dating back to when he was 12, is charged with the 2014 murder of Jill Halliburton Su in the master bathroom of her Davie home, located in a gated community. Halliburton Su was found half dressed, bound and gagged in her bathroom. A knife at the scene contained Resiles’ DNA. He was arrested 12 days after her body was discovered.


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