Couple accused of plotting to kill Vegas police officers appear in court

Joyce Lupiani

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Couple accused of plotting to kill Vegas police officers appear in court

CREATED Aug. 23, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The couple accused of plotting to kidnap and murder Las Vegas police appeared in a Las Vegas court this morning.

Bail was set at $600,000 for David Allen Brutsche and he was appointed a public defender.

Bail was not set for Devon Campbell Newman because the public defender had left by the time her case was called. A bail hearing will be held for her on Monday.

Brutsche and Newman were transported separately to the courtroom because of the conspiracy charge.

The couple argued with the judge during their appearances, saying they did not recognize the court. They also had several other objections, particularly Brutsche.

42-year-old David Brutsche and 67-year-old Devon Newman were arrested after a four-month investigation.

Police say that the pair are members of the Sovereign Citizens Movement and met with undercover police officers on numerous occasions to discuss their plans to kidnap, try and execute Las Vegas police officers.

The duo was arrested after talk turned to action and they began building a makeshift "jail" to keep their prisoner in and told undercover agents that they were ready to put their plans into action.

 Their next hearing will take place Sept. 9.

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