Pair described as 'domestic terrorists' accused of plotting to kidnap & execute random police officer
POSTED: Friday, August 23, 2013 - 9:30am
UPDATED: Friday, August 23, 2013 - 9:34am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has arrested two people they say were plotting to capture and kill a police officer.
Police say David Allan Brutsche, 42, and Devon Campbell Newman, 67, face charges of conspiracy to commit murder; conspiracy to commit kidnapping; and attempt first-degree kidnapping with use of a deadly weapon.
Metro says Brutsche and Newman were part of a Sovereign Citizen movement. Sovereign citizens say they distrust the government, and those who claim sovereign citizenship claim they do not answer to U.S. laws.
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