'Sovereign Citizen' who plotted to kill police takes plea deal

David Allen Brutsche pleaded guilty Monday to felony kidnapping conspiracy and could serve only one year in county jail


By Ken Ritter
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS — A 43-year-old ex-convict who had been accused of plotting to kill Las Vegas police officers to advance an anti-government sovereign citizen philosophy has taken a plea deal that could get him freed from jail later this year.

David Allen Brutsche pleaded guilty Monday to felony kidnapping conspiracy.

His plea agreement represents a quiet end to a case police touted as domestic terrorism when Brutsche and Devon Campbell Newman were arrested in August.

A month later, prosecutors abandoned the two most serious charges — conspiracy to murder and attempted armed kidnapping.
Newman pleaded guilty in December to a misdemeanor. She was sentenced to probation.

Brutsche is expected to face one year in county jail at sentencing April 7.

That could get him released from jail by August.

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