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Woman in Metro plot: 'Do I look like a domestic terrorist?'

David Brutsche (left) and Devon Newman (Source: LVMPD) David Brutsche (left) and Devon Newman (Source: LVMPD)

An alleged plot to kidnap, try by jury and execute Las Vegas Metro police officers was foiled by a month-long undercover investigation, according to police. 

Two people, both of whom police said are members of the sovereign citizens movement, were arrested Sunday after a months-long investigation.

One of those suspects, Devon Newman, spoke with FOX5 from jail on Thursday, claiming the allegations leveled against her are untrue and she never should have been arrested.

"I have never been arrested in my life," Newman said. "I've never done anything for which I could be arrested."

Newman, 67, is being held in the Clark County Detention Center, along with her alleged accomplice David Brutsche, 42, accused of planning to kidnap and kill at least one police officer.

Newman said the charges she's facing are untrue.

"I never intended to harm or kidnap anyone," she said.

Newman said she met Brutsche while he was accepting donations in exchange for water bottles on the Las Vegas Strip.

While Newman admitted she has issues with the Metropolitan Police Department, she said that rather than kidnap officers, she had planned to record them on video in order to report misconduct.

"I wanted to be able to film these things and turn them in to internal affairs and the [district attorney] so that these people could be brought back under control," she said.

During a news conference on Thursday, investigators said Newman and Brutsche were planning to kidnap officers, hold mock trials and execute them for violating the Constitution.

"Both were charged with conspiracy to commit murder, attempted first-degree kidnapping with use of a weapon and conspiracy to commit kidnapping," Metro's Lt. Jim Seebock said.

Metro said sovereign citizens are regarded as domestic terrorists by the FBI. Newman laughed off the fact that police are painting her as a terrorist.

"Do I look like a domestic terrorist?" she asked.

Newman said no one has discussed her charges with her so far. She also said she has cancer and that officers are ignoring her requests for medication.

"I've asked for my thyroid medicine, which I've not gotten," she said. "I've asked for my cream, which I've not gotten. I've asked for bottled water, which I've not gotten."

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