Escaped inmate from Broward County Courthouse has extensive rap sheet

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Deyont’e Resiles, the inmate who escaped the Broward County Courthouse Friday, has an extensive criminal history.

Twenty-two-year-old Deyont’e Resiles fled from a courtroom at around 10 a.m., causing a massive manhunt for him around Fort Lauderdale and North Miami and remains at large.

He was set to appear at a pre-trial hearing, Friday morning, in the 2014 murder of 59-year-old Jill Su.

“Back in 2014, we responded to an address here in Davie of a homicide,” said Davie Police Dept. Capt. Dale Engle. “An individual had broken into a residence during the day, which is a very brazen act.”

According to his arrest record, Resiles has an extensive criminal background that goes back to when he was only 14 years old.

And in only 22 years, Resiles has amassed a rap sheet that now includes a murder charge.

“Throughout the investigation it became very obvious that this person was a serial burglar,” said Engle. ” He had been arrested numerous times for burglaries throughout the tri-county area, and I believe he was out on bond for two of those burglaries.”

Oddly enough, Resiles’ attorney, Dohn Williams, said he was trying to get the death penalty component of the case off the table.

“Under the new statute, the state has 45 days to declare whether they are going to seek death,” said Williams, “and in doing so, can numerate the factors that they think warrant the death penalty, and this case, the state hadn’t done that.”

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