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.