Two to Face Trial in Sovereign Citizen Case

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas judge ordered a man and a woman to trial in state court on a charge alleging they conspired to kidnap police officers to draw attention to an anti-authority sovereign citizen movement.

Prosecutors previously dropped murder conspiracy and attempted kidnapping charges against David Allen Brutsche and Devon Campbell Newman.

The judge heard several hours of testimony Thursday from an undercover police detective before binding Brutsche and Newman over for trial. The charge could get them probation or up to six years in prison.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that defense lawyers tried to show police entrapment.

Newman's attorney also questioned the detective about Brutsche threatening after an argument to kill Newman.

Brutsche and Newman are being held at the Clark County jail pending arraignment Oct. 8.

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