David Brustche, Devon Newman Arrested for Plotting to Kill Las Vegas Police Officer

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 22, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Two people were arrested for plotting to capture and kill a Las Vegas police officer.

The arrest of David Allan Brutsche, 42, and Devon Campbell Newman, 67, was the result of a months-long undercover investigation, said police.

The couple belong to some sort of “sovereign citizen movement” which had “expressed a deep hatred” for police officers in the past, police told KTNV

The pair planned to kidnap a random officer, keep him or her captive in a makeshift jail, and try the officer in a sovereign court of law. After the so-called conviction, the pair planned to kill the officer.

The pair met with undercover officers multiple times and discussed both their plans and their hatred of police. 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.