Arraignment set for man charged in deadly Iowa jail escape

Wesley Correa-Carmenaty is escorted into court for his initial appearance, Wednesday May 3, 2017, in Omaha, Neb. Correa-Carmenaty, a convicted felon, is accused of shooting two western Iowa deputies then escaping in a jail van before being recaptured in Nebraska had his bail set at $10 million. (Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

A judge has signed off on the charges against a man accused of killing a sheriff's deputy and wounding another while escaping from an Iowa jail.

The 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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