Broward County Sheriff's Office (FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) - Four people have been arrested in Florida for their alleged involvement in the Broward County courtroom escape of an accused killer.
Sheriff Israel said the Barnes twins went into the courtroom where Resiles was awaiting a hearing on whether he would face the death penalty in his upcoming trial on charges that he murdered Jill Halliburton Su, 59, a member of the wealthy Halliburton family, during a home invasion robbery in September 2014.
The twins in court communicated via cellphone with Russell and Stern and signaled Resiles when the vehicle was ready for him. He's considered armed and unsafe.
Israel said he hoped for the safe return of Resiles, with no injuries to him or the deputies who apprehend him. He said the twins coughed into a cell phone as Resiles fled to signal Stern and Russell that he was on the way.
Dayonte Resiles, 21, was able to slip out of his prison jumpsuit and shackles before making a run for it down the stairs from the fourth floor of the courthouse and out a back door, on Friday according to authorities.
The sheriff's office on Saturday increased a reward to $20,000 for tips that lead to Resiles' arrest.
Stern and Russell have allegedly confessed and laid out the plot to investigators.
Stern and Russell were then waiting at a location on the north side of the courthouse, just south of the New River Canal, and picked Resiles up, police said.
Stern and Russell now face charges of escape and accessory after the fact to 1st degree murder.
"There is only two ways to get out of cuffs - either they weren't put on tight or you have a cuff key", he said.
Resiles is charged in the 2014 death of Jill Halliburton Su, who was found dead in a bathtub in her Davie home. Two other are facing similar charges, officials said. He's decorated with eight tattoos: "La'Shay" on his right hand; "Kerry" on his left hand; "Joaquin" on his right wrist; "Shay" on his left wrist; flames on his right forearm; skull and hands on his left forearm; "Hood Stars" with stars on his upper left arm; and "Carol" and "Angel" on his upper right arm.