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DEPUTY KILLED IN COUNCIL BLUFFS JAIL BREAK (UPDATE)

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UPDATE 5:45 pm 5-1-17

Authorities have identified the sheriff’s deputy who was fatally wounded when an inmate escaped from the jail in Council Bluffs Monday.

Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker says 43-year-old Mark Burbridge died at an Omaha hospital.

He and 59 year old deputy Pat Morgan, were both shot during the escape after an inmate stole one of the deputy’s guns.

Danker says 23-year-old Wesley Williams Correa-Carmenaty attacked and shot the two deputies who were driving inmates back from court.

Correa-Carmenaty then stole the jail transport van and drove it out through a garage door.

Danker says Correa-Carmenaty tried unsuccessfully to steal a pickup truck just outside the jail and shot that driver.

The suspect then crashing the van and carjacked another car.
Correa-Carmenaty drove to Omaha where he was arrested after a short pursuit.

Burbridge was a 12-year veteran of the sheriff’s department.
Morgan has worked for the sheriff’s department for 10 years.

Morgan and the civilian driver are both in fair condition at an Omaha hospital.

Before the escape, Correa-Carmenaty was sentenced Monday to 45 years in prison for his role in a botched robbery in March 2016.

He had pleaded guilty in January to voluntary manslaughter, attempted murder and two counts of robbery in connection with the slaying of 22-year-old Anthony Walker.
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Authorities say one of two Iowa sheriff’s deputies who were shot by an inmate escaping from jail has died.

Council Bluffs police say the deputy died at an Omaha hospital, hours after Monday’s escape.

Police say the inmate shot the two deputies and used a stolen transport van to crash through a garage door at the Pottawattamie County Jail at around 11 a.m.

He then abandoned the van and met an accomplice or stole a car, which he drove over the Missouri River into Omaha, Nebraska, where he was recaptured after crashing during a high-speed chase.

Authorities say the other wounded deputy and an injured civilian are in fair condition.