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The Latest: escape the Prison shootings suspect to be extradited

OMAHA, Neb. – The Latest on a man accused of shooting two western Iowa police officers, killing one, before stealing a prison transport van to escape. The police says that he was recaptured in Omaha, Nebraska (all times are local):

11:45 pm

A Nebraska prosecutor says he expects a man accused of shooting two Iowa deputies, one fatally, while escaping from the prison to agree to be returned to Iowa this week to face the charges.

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine, the Omaha area’s top prosecutor said Wednesday that a public defender for Wesley Correa-Carmenaty has said that he will waive an extradition hearing in court Thursday. That would allow officials to take him back to Iowa as soon as that afternoon to the sight of murder, attempt to murder and other charges.

Correa-Carmenaty was the transport to the Council Bluffs jail Monday when officials say that he managed to grab one of the deputies’ guns and shooting them both, killing Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Deputy-Mark Burbridge.

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10:30 pm

A Nebraska judge has a bail of $10 million for a man accused of shooting two Iowa deputies, one fatally, while escaping from the prison earlier this week.

Wesley Correa-Carmenaty was surrounded by six officers Wednesday as the Omaha judge’s reading of the Nebraska against him, including kidnapping, which carries a potential life sentence. The plaintiffs claim that the 24-year-old carjacked a woman after escaping from the prison on the other side of the Missouri River in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and not let her go until he drove to Omaha.

Correa-Carmenaty was the transport to the Council Bluffs jail Monday when officials say that he managed to grab one of the deputies’ guns and shooting them both, killing Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Deputy-Mark Burbridge.

He is facing several other charges in Iowa, including murder and attempted murder.

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