The Sovereign citizen case against David Allen Brutsche is nearly over
The once suspected “Domestic terrorism” suspect said that he no longer believes in the anti-government sovereign philosophy and was sentenced to six months behind bars.
Brutche, 42,a convicted sex offender with a lengthy criminal history, was arrested with co-conspirator Devon Campell Newman, 67, after an undercover operation uncovered their plans to kidnap and execute a random police officer.
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The undercover officer involved in the operation met with both Brutche and Newman at least 30 times during which time they shopped for guns and found a vacant house which was to be used to conduct a mock trial. The home was rigged in such a way to bind the person being tried to cross beams.
Bail was initially set at $600,000 for Brutsche and Newman’s bail was set at $200,000.
Shortly thereafter the Sovereign citizen case began to fall apart. and many of the more serious charges were dropped.
Bail was substantially reduced and negotiations began with both defendants.
In December, Newman, who has ties to the Church of Scientology, was sentenced to probation.
Brutsche was also able to secure a plea deal and pleaded guilty on Feb. 3, to felony conspiracy to police officers.
His sentencing on Wednesday to six-months in prison stems from a charge for failure to register as a sex offender.
Brutsche is scheduled to be sentenced to on April 7, for the felony conspiracy charge and is expected to receive five years of probation as part of the prearranged plea deal.
The DA’s officer has not revealed why the Sovereign case fell apart.
David Allen Brutsche can be back on the streets as early as Aug. 2013.