9 arrested in connection to murder suspect’s escape from Broward courthouse

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - The Broward Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of nine subjects, Tuesday, in connection to the escape of murder suspect Dayonte Resiles, back in 2016.

Police arrested Verna Isaacs, Trodrick Holland, Gregory Wright, Tatiana Owens, Dyhmon Vanterpool, Crystal Isaacs, Bravon Newsome, Armoine Frankson-Denis and Trayvon Newsome, who did not have a mugshot.

The group faces various charges including conspiracy to commit perjury, bribery, witness accepting bribes, unlawful use of a two-way communications device, conspiracy to commit racketeering, tampering with evidence and others.

Resiles has been accused of asking the group to lie in his upcoming trials.

“He was suave with the girls, with the women,” said BSO Sgt. Jason Hendrick. “He played a lot of women; he used them. Let’s face it, a year ago, Saturday, he used eight different people to help him escape. Fast forward a year, he used eight additional people to help him formulate this criminal enterprise.”

Resiles escaped from a Broward County courthouse on July 15, before he was taken back into custody, six days later.

“Resiles contacted an on-duty Broward Sheriff’s Detention Deputy and asked him to commit a series of illegal acts,” said Broward Sheriff Scott Israel.

According to Israel, Crystal Isaacs, who is Resiles’ fiancé, met with the detention deputy to pay him off to smuggle a cellphone to Resiles. Police said on one instance, she couldn’t make it, so she sent her mother, Verna, to make the money drop.

The BSO Public Corruption Unit then listened in on the phone calls made to Tatiana Owens. Officials said Resiles asked her to lie about dropping him off at the home in Davie in 2014 where he’s accused of stabbing the homeowner, who, according to police, caught him burglarizing her home.

Resiles wrote a letter to judge Raaj Singhal, who was on the bench at the time of the escape, which stated he attempted to escape in order to gather information in order to prove his innocence.

In total, 16 people have been arrested in connection to Resiles’ escape.

Resiles remains at the Broward County Jail awaiting several different trials.

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