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A fifth man charged with helping murder suspect escape courthouse

Murder suspect flees Broward County courthouse

A video shows murder suspect Dayonte Resiles exiting the stairwell of the Broward County Courthouse on Friday, July 15, 2016.
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A video shows murder suspect Dayonte Resiles exiting the stairwell of the Broward County Courthouse on Friday, July 15, 2016.

A man facing a second-degree murder charge, now faces charges of escape and accessory after the fact after the Broward Sheriff’s Office accused him of helping another murder suspect escape the Broward County Courthouse last week.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel provides an update on the manhunt for inmate escapee and murder suspect Dayonte Resiles, July 16, 2016, in Fort Lauderdale. Israel says Resiles remains on the loose and is armed and dangerous.

BSO also announced the reward for a tip to Broward Crime Stoppers (954-493-8477) leading to Dayonte Resiles’ capture is now up to $50,000.

According to the affidavit, surveillance cameras caught Walter Hart and Resiles in a holding area preparing an escape. Using his back to block deputies’ view, Hart unlatched and held up the waist chain. That allowed Resiles to begin working his restraints enough to break free once he was seated in courtroom No. 4810’s jury box.

Four others accused of assisting Riles from the outside were arrested Sunday and denied bond Monday.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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