Nebraska will drop charges if man agrees to Iowa extradition

Carla Harmon
May 3, 2017

For residents of California Junction and Missouri Valley Iowa it is hard to believe that someone from their peaceful area would meet a violent fate the way Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Burbridge did Monday.

Milwaukee prosecutors say the county sheriff's office continued using water deprivation as punishment at its jail even after an inmate died of dehydration. She called 911. The Omaha, Neb., Police Department gave chase when they saw Correa-Carmenaty, who drove his auto into a barrier as he attempted to merge onto an Interstate highway.

He was sentenced to 45 years in prison for a 2016 killing.

"It's just hard to grasp", said Sheriff Jeff Danker.

Correa-Carmenaty commandeered the transport van after the shootings, driving through a closed garage door at the jail around 11 a.m. Monday.

A few minutes later, the van was found abandoned, Danker said.

The 43-year-old officer was a 12-year veteran of the Pottawattamie County Sherriff's Department and the Council Bluffs Police Department. The suspect drove Kanger's Nissan Altima, with Kanger inside as a hostage, to 30 Street and Laurel Avenue in Omaha, Neb., before stopping and releasing Kanger at a liquor store. Morgan, who is a 10-year veteran of the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Department, and Brittain were transported to Nebraska Medical Center and listed in fair condition Monday afternoon. Speeds during the chase reached 80 miles per hour.

Ironically, Palmer and two other deputies were handling security in Page County District Court Monday morning when the news was received from Council Bluffs.

It's unclear whether the inmate was alone and still in the same vehicle when he crashed in Omaha to end the high-speed police chase. 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.

Correa-Carmenaty was booked in the Douglas County, Neb., jail on suspicion of kidnapping and weapons charges.

Authorities have identified the sheriff's deputy who was fatally wounded when an inmate escaped from a western Iowa jail Monday.

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