Security tighter at Florida courthouse after suspect escapes


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Security has been tightened for maximum-security jail inmates at a Florida courthouse following last week’s escape by a murder suspect.

Sheriff Scott Israel said Monday that effective immediately, inmates such as 21-year-old Dayonte Resiles will remain guarded by an armed deputy while in any courtroom. Previously the armed deputies departed after handing off such inmates to unarmed bailiffs.

Resiles escaped from the Broward County Courthouse on Friday after slipping out of his handcuffs while awaiting a hearing on whether he will face the death penalty in the 2014 stabbing death of Jill Halliburton Su during an attempted robbery at her home in Davie, Florida. Su’s family founded the Halliburton oil services company.

Four people, including two juveniles, are charged with helping Resiles escape. He is still at large.