Inmate Back in Custody After Killing Deputy, Fleeing the Jail

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

Police officials are happy to announce than an escaped inmate is back in custody after killing a police officer and fleeing the county jail in Iowa.

Omaha World-Herald reported that Wesley Correa-Carmenaty, 22, shot two police officers inside the jail, and then took the police van to flee. He eventually ditched the van to carjack a vehicle from a female motorist and led a police chase all the way to Omaha, Nebraska.

The car driven by Correa-Carmenaty, who was wearing a prison-issued yellow jumpsuit, later crashed at an intersection. Police were able to apprehend Correa-Carmenaty, who was uninjured.

Correa-Carmenaty received on Monday a 45-year prison sentence on charges of attempted murder, second-degree robbery and voluntary manslaughter. Shortly after his courtroom appearance, he was on his way back to jail when he shot the two sheriff’s deputies and escaped.

The name of the slain deputy was expected to be released after the officer’s family was notified, Council Bluffs Police Chief Tim Carmody said.

About a dozen schools in Council Bluffs were put on lockdown while the incident was breaking, a school district official said.



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