Funeral Services Set For Slain Iowa Deputy

Lauren Perry
May 6, 2017

Wesley Correa-Carmenaty is escorted into court for his initial appearance, Wednesday May 3, 2017, in Omaha, Neb. His preliminary hearing has been set for June 5 at 10:30 a.m., but Kleine says that hearing, along with the Omaha charges, will be dismissed as soon as Correa-Carmenaty is extradited to Iowa.

Nebraska prosecutors levied a barrage of charges Tuesday against an inmate accused of killing a sheriff's deputy while escaping from an Iowa jail, but investigators said the real hope is to have him quickly sent back to Iowa to face more serious charges.

The funeral for Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Burbridge will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Under heavy guard, the man accused of killing a Pottawattamie County deputy Monday was in a Douglas County courtroom this morning.

The charges stem from an incident Monday when Correa-Carmenaty made an escape from the Pottawattamie County Jail in Iowa during a transfer back from the courthouse where he was sentenced for a murder.

The county will also be responsible for transporting Correa-Carmenaty back and forth to court for various proceedings. It was there that Deputy Mark Burbridge was shot and killed during a struggle and Deputy Pat Morgan was shot.

Correa-Carmenaty then carjacked a 31-year-old woman at gunpoint and drove over the Missouri River into Omaha, Nebraska, where he dropped the woman off unharmed at a liquor store, authorities said.

He was arrested in Omaha after crashing during a high-speed chase.

Klein said it could have taken up to two months to extradite Correa-Carmenaty to Iowa if he had fought it. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.

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