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Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs arrested in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – The fugitive leader of a polygamist Mormon sect has been arrested in southern Nevada.

The FBI says 50-year-old Warren Jeffs was taken into custody after he and two other people were pulled over late yesterday by a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper on Interstate 15 just north of Las Vegas.

The leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is wanted in Arizona and Utah on suspicion of sexual misconduct for allegedly arranging marriages between underage girls and older men.

The church is headquartered in the neighboring communities of Colorado City, Arizona, and Hildale, Utah.

Jeffs has been on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list since May, with a $100,000 reward offered for information leading to his capture.

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And we know how pissed our WIFE is when we get in trouble. Can't wait to see the shitstorm he gets in when his WIVES get pissed at him.

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Wow, FBI's Ten Most Wanted list, nice catch boys.
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This is a huge story out here -- local television programming has been interrupted for most of the morning. The man is considered a serious villain in these parts. If you're not sure why, Google "Colorado City".

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Is it true they call him the "Prince of Poontang"? And where is Poontang, AZ anyway?
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That's not Jeffs, and it's a secret.

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I understand that he is the head of the sect but how did that get him on the 10 Most Wanted List? Isn't that list for capital crimes? Multiple wives doesn't seem to fit that criteria.

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I understand that he is the head of the sect but how did that get him on the 10 Most Wanted List? Isn't that list for capital crimes? Multiple wives doesn't seem to fit that criteria.
First the War on drugs then the War on terrorism now the Warren Jeffs. The government doesn't take this business lightly

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I understand that he is the head of the sect but how did that get him on the 10 Most Wanted List? Isn't that list for capital crimes? Multiple wives doesn't seem to fit that criteria.
He basically facilitated statutory rape across state lines - he arranged marriages (in duality or otherwise) between church members and underage girls. Then he fled prosecution in the state where he was charged with those crimes. ALLEGEDLY.
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The guy has been hiding out like Osama Bin Laden for the last few years. Up until now, he basically disappeared into a culture within a culture.

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