Accused deputy killer waives extradition

Posted at 1:05 PM, May 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-04 14:05:31-04
The man accused of shooting and killing a Pottawattamie County sheriff's deputy will go back to Iowa to face charges.
24 year old Wesley Correa Carmenaty waived extradition back to Iowa in Douglas County court this afternoon. Carmenaty faces multiple charges including first degree murder and two counts of attempted murder for Monday's deadly shooting of Deputy Mark Burbridge. Prosecutors say Burbridge was shot when Carmenaty tried to escape from the Pottawattamie County Jail after he had just been sentenced to 45 years in prison for his role in a deadly 2016 shooting in Council Bluffs. Another deputy, Pat Morgan, was also wounded in the shooting and is recovering in an Omaha hospital.
Douglas County prosecutors dismissed charges they filed against Carmenaty without prejudice in order to speed up the extradition process. Pottawattamie County Attorney Matt Wilber says he wants Carmenaty to stand trial in Pottawattamie County.  Once Carmenaty waives extradition, Pottawattamie County has 10 business days to pick him up from the Douglas County Jail.  Wilber expects Carmenaty to be picked up after Burbridge's funeral on Monday. Wilber says Carmenaty will not be housed in the Pottawattamie County jail. The Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office has contacted nearby counties about holding Carmenaty.