Dayonte Resiles is a death row inmate in Florida who has escaped prison.
Dayonte Resiles Escape
Dayonte Resiles, 21, escaped from a courtoom in Davie, florida on Friday July 15, 2016. He escaped from the fourth floor of courtroom of Judge Raag Singhal. He took off his jail uniform and handcuffs in the process.
Attorney Jim Lewis said, “He pushed open the door very violently, apparently he had slipped both his cuffs and his ankle shackles. One of the deputies had him just barely by the clothing in the back, but he slipped away. One of prosecutors in the courtroom who is pregnant was hurt. The inmate pushed the door open so violently hard it pushed her back. He then went down to the end of the floor and we didn’t see him again.”
The courtroom was put on lockdown after the incident, and a manhunt search was launched soon after.
There were “three helicopters, K-9 officers and officers from Fort Lauderdale police and deputies from the Broward Sheriff’s Office” being used to search for Resiles in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Parts of the courthouse were also temporarily evacuated.
Dayonte Resiles Crimes
Police say Resiles broke into the home of Jill Halliburton Su on September 8th, 2014 for a robbery attempt. He ended up stabbing her to death.
Prosecutors say Resiles’ DNA was found on a looped green belt on a foyer mat, and that the belt was used to restrain the woman.
A knife found outside the door of Su’s house also had Resiles DNA on it.
Court records say Resiles is also the suspect in a string of burglaries.
The Broward County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office has released a copy of Resiles’ mugshot photo on social media, telling Florida residents to be on the lookout for the wanted man.
Dayonte Resiles Photos
Dayonte Resiles Mugshot Photo