Dayonte Resiles, Murder Suspect Who Escaped Custody at Broward Courthouse, Caught in Palm Beach County - NBC 6 South Florida

Dayonte Resiles, Murder Suspect Who Escaped Custody at Broward Courthouse, Caught in Palm Beach County

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    Murder Suspect Who Escaped Custody at Broward Courthouse Back in Custody

    Recently captured fugitive, Dayonte Resiles, is back in custody and speaking with a judge. (Published Thursday, July 21, 2016)

    A murder suspect who escaped custody at the Broward County courthouse last week was captured in Palm Beach County Wednesday night, authorities said.

    Dayonte Resiles was taken into custody shortly before 11 p.m. at a Days Inn motel on 45th Street in West Palm Beach, Broward Sheriff's Office officials said.

    The details of what led to the capture weren't immediately known. Resiles appeared in court Thursday where he was ordered held without bond.

    The judge also ordered that while in custody Resiles be isolated from the general population, won't be allowed to speak with other inmates or make phone calls, and will only be allowed to communicate with his attorney.

    Suspect Who Escaped Appears in Court After Capture

    [MI] Suspect Who Escaped Appears in Court After Capture
    Dayonte Resiles, the murder suspect who escaped custody at the Beroward courthouse, appears in bond court after his capture.
    (Published Thursday, July 21, 2016)

    "Mr. Resiles is accused of setting up a very complex escape, including multiple co-defendants, he has proven himself very resourceful," Judge Michael Davis said.

    Resiles raised his hand to speak and said the conditions would be unfair.

    "Your honor, I believe that it would be unconstitutional as well, unfair to restrain and restrict me from being able to converse and talk and meet with my immediate family," Resiles said. "I mean, how would they know about my well being or something's wrong with me, or if I'm like mentally disturbed or going through anything, how would I be able to converse and talk with them?"

    "Do you feel mentally disturbed?" Judge Davis asked.

    "I'm not saying I feel mentally disturbed but not saying that I won't," Resiles replied.

    Judge Davis ordered a mental health evaluation.

    Broward Escaped Inmate Caught, More Arrests Made of Those Who Helped

    [MI] Broward Escaped Inmate Caught, More Arrests Made of Those Who Helped
    A total of seven people have been arrested for helping Dayonte Resiles escape from a Broward County courthouse. NBC 6's Julia Bagg has the latest.
    (Published Thursday, July 21, 2016)

    Resiles, 21, had been on the run for nearly six days, following his escape from the courthouse last Friday. A reward of $50,000 had been offered for information leading to his capture.

    Resiles reportedly jumped out of the jury box inside a courtroom, broke free of handcuffs and shackles before leaving his jumpsuit on the ground in the hallway and escaping from the building before a perimeter could be set up.

    Authorities said Resiles had help from at least five people, who are all facing charges related to the escape.

    Girlfriend Laquay Stern, 18, and 22-year-old Winston Russell are accused of picking up Resiles outside the courthouse and driving him away. Two teens were also involved in the escape, with one accused of alerting Stern and Russell when Resiles escaped by coughing into a cell phone, authorities said.

    A fifth accomplice, inmate Walter Hart III, helped Resiles manipulate his restraints while he was in custody, authorities said. Hart, 22, has been behind bars on an unrelated second-degree murder charge.

    After Resiles' arrest, BSO announced two other people were taken into custody. 18-year-old Paige Jackson is alleged to have helped Resiles in communicating with others regarding his escape plan through phone calls.

    Broward Escaped Inmate Caputred, 7 Arrested for Helping his Escape

    [MI] Broward Escaped Inmate Caputred, 7 Arrested for Helping his Escape
    Dayonte Resiles was captured late Wednesday night, and now 7 people are in jail for helping the murder suspect escape. NBC 6's Julia Bagg has the story.
    (Published Thursday, July 21, 2016)

    Francine Mesadieu, 31, was charged with helping Resiles by providing wigs and clothing to help his escape. The two are cousins, according to an arrest report.

    Resiles was arrested in the 2014 murder of Jill Halliburton Su, a relative of the Halliburton oil empire in Texas. Su was married to Dr. Nan Yao Su, a prominent entomology professor at the University of Florida's Research and Development Center in Fort Lauderdale.

    She was found by her son inside the family's Davie home.