FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the apprehension of a murder suspect who fled a Florida courthouse (all times local):
A Florida sheriff says a murder suspect who escaped last week from a courthouse while awaiting a hearing has been apprehended without incident at a hotel.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told reporters early Friday morning that 21-year-old Dayonte Resiles surrendered at a Days Inn in West Palm Beach.
Israel says Resiles, who was alone, obeyed orders from a SWAT team to come out of a room. He lay on the ground and allowed himself to be handcuffed.
The sheriff says no force was necessary.
Israel some there probably will be people eligible for the $50,000 reward that had been offered for information leading to his capture.
Resiles bolted out of a courtroom Friday. He is accused in the 2014 stabbing death of 59-year-old Jill Halliburton Su during an attempted robbery at her home in Davie, Florida.
Su’s family founded the Halliburton oil services company.
A murder suspect who authorities say escaped from a Florida courthouse with the help of five other people has been apprehended.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement late Wednesday that the search for 21-year-old Dayonte Resiles has ended with his capture.
The sheriff’s department says Resiles, who bolted out of a courtroom Friday as he was awaiting a hearing, was taken into custody shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday in Palm Beach County.
No further details were immediately available. A news conference was expected later.
Resiles is accused in the 2014 stabbing death of 59-year-old Jill Halliburton Su during an attempted robbery at her home in Davie, Florida. Su’s family founded the Halliburton oil services company.
A $50,000 reward had been offered for information leading to his capture.