LAS VEGAS — David Allen Brutsche is the latest criminal to cut a deal within the Las Vegas court system.
The courts are overloaded in nearly every state, but in Las Vegas the, “let’s make a deal,” system of wheeling and dealing appears to be the rule … rather than the exception.
David Allen Brutsche is not a nice guy. Although only in his 40s, Brutsche boast a lengthy criminal history. He is a six-time convicted felon and required to register as a sex offender due to sex offenses with a child that he was convicted of.
His latest brush with the law occurred in Las Vegas after he and Devon Newsman, who is affiliated with the Church of Scientology, were both arrested in August 2012 in what authorities coined a “domestic terror” operation.
Brutsche and Allen wanted to kill a police officer in Las Vegas, and they had an elaborate plan figured out. They wanted to conduct a mock trial and had made plans to use a vacant house that was rigged to bind the person being tried to cross beams.
After a lengthy undercover operation that included at least 30 phone calls the couple was arrested.
From there things went downhill. Initially bail was set at $600,000 for David Allen Brutsche and at $200,000 for Devon Newman. After a few bouts of legal wrangling Brutsche’s bail was reduced to $200,000 and Newman’s bail was reduced to $50,000.
Newman was sentenced in December 2013 to probation.
In early February, as part of his deal, Brutsche pleaded guilty to a single felony conspiracy charge for kidnapping and was expected to be sentenced to five years probation. As expected, due to the prearranged dead, he received a 5 -year sentence of probation when he appeared in court on April 7.
David Allen Brutsche remains incarcerated through mid May because he pleaded guilty to a change of failing to register as a sex offender in February and was sentenced to six months.
He was ordered by the judge to stay away from the soverign citizen movement and threatened with jail time if he fails to comply.