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Arraignment set for man charged in deadly Iowa prison escape

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – A judge has signed off on the charges against a man accused of killing a sheriff’s deputy and wounding of another while escaping from an Iowa prison.

The Pottawattamie County District judge on Friday also planned a 24-year-old Wesley Correa-Carmenaty the detention hearing for 19 June.

Authorities say Correa-Carmenaty had just been sentenced on 1 May to 45 years in prison in an unrelated murder when he managed to grab one of the deputies’ guns while they are transferred to a Council Bluffs jail. He shot them both and used the prison to escape.

He was recaptured after authorities say he carjacked a woman at gunpoint and forced her to drive to Omaha, Nebraska.

Correa-Carmenaty is charged with murder, attempted murder, escape, kidnapping and other counts.

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