Two charges dropped against Rutledge after jury undecided |

Two charges dropped against Rutledge after jury undecided

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.

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