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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Fugitive polygamist arrested in Escalade

This story's a couple days old now, but you can never get too much crime-related polygamy news:

Invincible leader arrested
LAS VEGAS - After three months on the FBI's Most Wanted List and two years on the lam, the fugitive life of the leader of a polygamist religious sect ended with a routine traffic stop.
Warren Steed Jeffs, 50, the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was wanted in Utah and Arizona on charges of arranging two marriages between underage girls and older men. He was in a Cadillac Escalade that was pulled over Monday night by the Nevada Highway Patrol, authorities said.

  • Has 40 wives, 60 kids
  • Three wigs, 15 cell phones, $54,000 cash and $10,000 in gift cards in the vehicle.

Hat tip to reader Doc!

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