A four month local sting operation unearthed evidence that the two were conspiring to stalk police officers at traffic stops, kidnap them, and detain them at a makeshift home jail cell (in a domestic residence), hold "trials" and deal out sentences that would include torture, and execution. Sources say there is confiscated video that shows the suspect(s) filming traffic stops in order to apparently increase their knowledge of how to effectively carry out their attacks. They were likely looking for weaknesses or "holes" that would leave an officer vulnerable to a kidnapping. Court records show scheduled preliminary hearings in the Las Vegas Justice Court set for September 9, 2013 for both Brutsche and Newman.
There is no confirmation that Brutsche has made bail or had Las Vegas bail bonds posted on his behalf to secure his release. If he does not post baill, he will be held until the preliminary hearing. As of this release, Newman does not have a bail set, so she will likely remain incarcerated as well.