Published On: Sat, Jul 16th, 2016

Jill Halliburton Su murder case: Dayonte Resiles escaped Florida courtroom, armed and dangerous

A Florida murder suspect who escaped from a courtroom is believed to be armed as a manhunt spreads across Broward County.

Identified as Dayonte Resiles, 21, escaped Friday from the Broward County Courthouse. He was awaiting a hearing when he somehow escaped his shackles, jumped over a courtroom barrier and ran past bailiffs. He took off his jail jumpsuit and ran out of the courthouse.

Dayonte Resiles

Dayonte Resiles

Broward County sheriff’s investigators said Saturday they have received information that indicates Resiles may have obtained a weapon.

They declined to give further details, saying it could harm their search.

Resiles faces murder and other charges in the Sept. 8, 2014, killing of Jill Halliburton Su, grand-niece of Halliburton Co. founder Erie P. Halliburton.

Her body was found, bound at the hands and feet and stabbed multiple times, in the bathtub of her home in Davie, Florida.

Resiles’ DNA was found on a knife at the Su home and he was arrested 10 days later. He had been jailed without bond.

The Sun Sentinel published some of his arrest record:

According to arrest reports:

•In Sept. 2014, Resiles broke into two Plantation homes where a window was smashed and a French door shattered. In one home, police found blood with DNA that matched Resiles; in the other residence, a rock used to smash a French door also carried his DNA. About $32,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from one of the homes.

•In April 2014, Resiles gave police the name of Rick Jones Jr., along with an Oakland Park home address, when he and an accomplice were detained following a Miramar home break-in. The total value of stolen goods: more than $30,000 in jewelry, along with computers and a video game console. A woman returning to the home saw Resiles run through her broken French door and found her home ransacked.

•In Jan. 2014, police say Resiles broke into an Oakland Park home while the resident was out-of-town. DNA from blood found in the residence matched Resiles. When police first investigated, “it did not appear that entry had been made into the residence as nothing was found to be disturbed,” a police report said. Jewelry was later found to have been stolen and Resiles faced burglary and grand theft charges in the case.

•During a traffic stop in Dec. 2013, Resiles was arrested in Fort Lauderdale while driving a silver 2013 Chevrolet without a driver’s license. Inside the rental car, police found $3,900, narcotics residue and multiple rounds of ammunition in the trunk.

•In Palm Beach County, about a week before the Oakland Park home burglary in Jan. 2014, Boca Raton police caught Resiles driving in upscale neighborhoods attempting to blend in with a Mercedes Benz he had rented. When police stopped him in a driveway of a home that had been broken into, they found a laptop with the owner’s email account still open inside the car.

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