LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- A former Clark County prosecutor is speaking out exclusively to News 3.
David Schubert had been on the run in a failed attempt to dodge jail time for a 2011 drug conviction. Schubert is now behind bars at Clark County Detention Center but is breaking his silence with News 3's Mackenzie Warren.
Schubert worked his way to the top as a Clark County Deputy District Attorney and now he's hit rock bottom fighting to stay out of prison.
Schubert made his case even worse--when he ran away to Mexico several weeks ago. Now Schubert is ready to face his sentence but says he's being held to an unjust standard.
“I did not panic,” Schubert said. “I wanted to get somewhere I felt safe and with everything crashing down around me for the first time in a year and a half I felt safe 1600 and felt that iw as in a place where i was comfortable and get my head together
Schubert was supposed to turn himself in to a begin a nine-month jail sentence when he tried to run.
The former deputy DA was caught buying $40 of cocaine back in 2011, a relatively small case but because of who Schubert was, it got a lot of attention.
Schubert believes the judge threw the book at him: and used him as an example to get tough on crime.