Broward Sheriff's Office made new arrests in the case of an inmate who escaped from the Broward County Courthouse nearly one year ago.
Deputies made the announcement at a press conference Tuesday afternoon, listing the suspects connected to the escape of Dayont'e Resiles July 15. Eight people were named in what BSO called Operation R.I.C.O. Suave: Crystal Isaacs, 33, Bravon Newsome, 22, Gregory Wright, 23, Trodrick Holland, 25, Verna Isaacs, 63 (Crystal Isaacs' mother), Tatiana Owens, 33, Dyhmon Vanterpool, 19, and Armonie Frankson-Dennis, 21.
Frankson-Dennis was arrested several days after Resiles was captured. She faces new charges for her involvement in the escape, a police report says.
Resiles, a murder suspect, used a hidden handcuff key to get out of his shackles and run out of the building, according to police. The inmate went to a waiting car, which fled the scene. The 23-year-old was found six days later in a West Palm Beach hotel room.
Before his escape, Resiles wrote a letter to a deputy asking for a cellphone behind bars. A corrections officer who was with the deputy notified BSO. Resiles allegedly used several people to deliver the phone and money to the deputy, police said.
BSO obtained a wiretap for that smuggled phone, intercepting more than 1,200 calls or messages. The eight people charged allegedly helped Resiles in various ways to influence his lending criminal cases.
Months after his capture, Resiles wrote a letter to the judge explaining why he escaped. He said he attempted to clear his name in the September 2014 murder of Jill Halliburton Su, who was found stabbed to death in her Davie home.
During the operation, police also arrested Trayvone Newsome, 19, who is Bravon Newsome's uncle. He was taken into custody on unrelated charges.