Bail Reduced For ‘Sovereign Citizens’
(LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge cited lesser remaining charges and reduced bail for a man and a woman accused of conspiring to kidnap police officers to draw attention to an anti-government sovereign citizen philosophy.
Clark County District Court Judge Elissa Cadish on Monday lowered bail for David Allen Brutsche (brew-SHAY’) from $600,000 to $200,000.
The judge cut bail for Devon Campbell Newman from $200,000 to $50,000.
Prosecutors previously dropped the most serious charges of conspiracy to commit murder and attempted kidnapping with a weapon.
Brutsche and Newman have each pleaded not guilty to the remaining charge, and they face trial March 10.
Newman’s attorney, Carl Arnold, on Monday withdrew a request for a separate trial.
Brutsche is representing himself.
He told the judge he doesn’t really adhere to a sovereign citizens movement.