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Rutledge sentencing delayed

Staff Reports

Sentencing was delayed until Friday, April 9, for Bobby Alvin “B.A.” Rutledge Jr., while his attorney reviews a pre-sentencing report.

“After looking at the report, I’m preparing a fairly extensive motion asking for a continuance,” defense attorney Stephen Munkelt said last week.

Court date set April 9

Sentencing, originally set for 1:30 p.m. April 2, before Superior Court Judge Ersel L. Edwards, was delayed for a week.

The former Truckee jailer was found guilty Feb. 25 of 18 counts of sexual misconduct against 13 women while they were incarcerated in the county holding facility.

Jurors acquitted him of eight charges and were undecided – 11-1 for acquittal – on two others.

Two counts dropped

The two remaining counts will be dropped at Rutledge’s sentencing, said District Attorney Michael Ferguson.

Jurors acquitted Rutledge of nine other charges, including two rape charges that could have meant a sentence of 25 years to life.

The pre-sentence report, prepared by the county’s Probation Department, recommends a possible sentence and a psychiatric report.

Both will remain sealed until sentencing is completed, in accordance with state law.


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