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Man accused of killing Sheriff's deputy pleads not guilty

Arraignment set for man charged in deadly Iowa jail escape

UPDATE:

The man accused of killing a Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Deputy in a jail escape is pleading not guilty.

Wesley Correa-Carmenaty, 24, has entered a written plea of not guilty today.

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

His trial is still scheduled to start July 25th.


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A Pottawattamie County District judge on Friday also scheduled 24-year-old Wesley Correa-Carmenaty's arraignment hearing for June 19.

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