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4 charged with aiding murder suspect's escape from Broward County Courthouse

Posted at 12:25 PM, Jul 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-18 17:42:36-04

UPDATE: The Broward County Sheriff's Office arrested four people on charges of aiding a murder suspect's escape from police custody at the Broward County Courthouse.

Laquay Stern, 18, Winston Russell, 22, Kreton Barnes, 18, and Trevon Barnes, 18, have been arrested were arrested by police for their connection to the incident. Both Stern and Russel are being held without bond. A judge ordered Kreton and Trevon Barnes to spend 21 days in detention. 

Officials urge anyone who has information about where Resiles is located to immediately call Broward Crime Stoppers. There's a reward for up to $10,000 through Broward Crime Stoppers for information that leads to Resiles' arrest. There is an additional reward of $10,000 from Ron and Lauren Book.

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After two days, the search continues in Fort Lauderdale for a murder suspect who escaped police custody at the Broward County Courthouse Friday.
 
In a statement Saturday, Broward Sheriff's Office says that 21-year-old Dayonte Resiles is armed and he did not act alone in his escape.
 
"The fact that he remains at large tells me there are more people aiding and abetting him in his escape," said Sheriff Scott Israel.
 
Investigators said Resiles had some help in his courtroom vanishing act.
 
"We are actively serving a search warrant and applying for search warrants as we speak. There are numerous leads to follow up on," said Sheriff Scott Israel.
 
The Broward Sheriff's Office is leaving no stone unturned saying anyone who aided and abetted the inmate will be brought to justice.
 
It took a matter of seconds for Resiles to slip out and more than 24 hours later, he is still at large and believed to have access to weapons.
 
"He is armed and dangerous; let me repeat that, he is armed and dangerous," says Sheriff Israel.
 
The accused murderer bolting from the Broward Courthouse Friday morning, broke free of his handcuffs and shackles while making a run for it.
 
Frank Celone, a witness to the chaotic scene, said: "Right before he got there he pulled the buttons on his uniform. It looked like they were already ripped at the legs. Came right out of it. He had on a pair of black shorts and a white t-shirt and the bailiff ran to get him."
 
Resiles slipped out of the bailiff's grasp and escaped down a stairwell. Panic qucikly spread inside and outside the courthouse. Police followed up on several leads Friday searching through neighborhoods and apartments.
 
Authorities say it is now a nationwide manhunt but they are focusing on the tri-county area in Florida. Per protocol, BSO has also launched and internal affairs investigation.
 
"We will look at every aspect of this escape right now but right now today or focus is on capturing this escaped murder suspect back and bringing him back in custody," said Sheriff Israel.
 
If you think you've seen Resiles call 911 immediately. Broward Crime Stoppers is now offering a $20,000 reward for any information leading to his arrest following a $10,000 contribution.
 
Kreton and Trevon Barnes next court date is August 5.

Story courtesy of our news partners at NBC6.com

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