Latest: Sheriff: 2 More People Charged as Escape Accomplices

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the apprehension of a murder suspect who fled a Florida courthouse (all times local):

8:45 a.m.

Two more alleged accomplices have been arrested for playing roles in the escape from a South Florida courthouse of a murder suspect who’s now back in custody.

Broward Sheriff’s Office arrest reports released Thursday morning identify the pair as 31-year-old Francine Mesadieu and 18-year-old Paige Jackson. Investigators say Mesadieu provided 21-year-old Dayonte Resiles with a wig, clothes and colored contact lenses to disguise himself and Jackson helped plot the escape through jail phone calls.

They bring to seven the number of people charged with helping Resiles escape last Friday from a Broward County Courthouse courtroom.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel says Resiles was captured without incident late Wednesday at a Days Inn in West Palm Beach. Israel says some people may be eligible for a $50,000 reward seeking information leading to Resiles’ capture.

Resiles is accused in the 2014 stabbing death of 59-year-old Jill Halliburton Su during an attempted robbery at her home in Davie, Florida.

Su’s family founded the Halliburton oil services company.

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2 a.m.

A Florida sheriff says a murder suspect who escaped last week from a courthouse while awaiting a hearing has been apprehended without incident at a hotel.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told reporters early Thursday morning that 21-year-old Dayonte Resiles surrendered Wednesday night at a Days Inn in West Palm Beach.

Israel says Resiles, who was alone, obeyed orders from a SWAT team to come out of a room. He lay on the ground and allowed himself to be handcuffed.

The sheriff says no force was necessary.

Israel some there probably will be people eligible for the $50,000 reward that had been offered for information leading to his capture.

Resiles bolted out of a courtroom Friday. He is accused in the 2014 stabbing death of 59-year-old Jill Halliburton Su during an attempted robbery at her home in Davie, Florida.

Su’s family founded the Halliburton oil services company.

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1 a.m.

A murder suspect who authorities say escaped from a Florida courthouse with the help of five other people has been apprehended.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office said in a statement late Wednesday that the search for 21-year-old Dayonte Resiles has ended with his capture.

The sheriff’s department says Resiles, who bolted out of a courtroom Friday as he was awaiting a hearing, was taken into custody shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday in Palm Beach County.

No further details were immediately available. A news conference was expected later.

Resiles is accused in the 2014 stabbing death of 59-year-old Jill Halliburton Su during an attempted robbery at her home in Davie, Florida. Su’s family founded the Halliburton oil services company.

A $50,000 reward had been offered for information leading to his capture.

 

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