Two charges dropped against Rutledge after jury undecided | SierraSun.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Two charges dropped against Rutledge after jury undecided

SE Humphries, Sun News Service

The Nevada County District Attorney’s Office will drop the two charges against former jailer Bobby Alvin “B.A.” Rutledge Jr. a jury was unable to decide last month.

“We’re going to ask the court to dismiss the charges at sentencing in the interest of justice,” said District Attorney Michael Ferguson.

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

Ferguson said he and Rutledge’s defense attorney Stephen Munkelt met in Superior Court Judge Ersel L. Edwards’ chambers Friday afternoon to discuss the two outstanding counts.

The charges should be dismissed at Rutledge’s sentencing, scheduled for April 2.


Support Local Journalism

 

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User