The suspect accused of the murder of a Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Deputy will soon be housed in the Woodbury County Jail.
Sheriff Dave Drew confirms that Wesley Correa-Carmenaty is being transferred to the jail after waiving extradition to Iowa in an Omaha court hearing Thursday:
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Drew says it makes sense to transfer the prisoner away from the jail where he allegedly fatally shot Deputy Mark Burbridge and wounded Deputy Pat Morgan in his jailbreak attempt:
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Sheriff Drew says his jailers are well prepared to deal with Correa-Carmenaty:
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Matthew Wilber, the head prosecutor for Iowa’s Pottawattamie County, says officials will likely wait until after the slain deputy’s funeral on Monday to retrieve Correa-Carmenaty.
They have 10 days in which to do so.
Pottawattamie County will pay $55 dollars a day to house Correa-Carmenaty while he is held in the Woodbury County Jail.