Polygamous Prophet Sighting
Fugitive FLDS leader allegedly spotted at a Utah Cabela's
Jeffs is wanted in Arizona on two state felony counts related to his arranging a marriage between an underage girl and an older, married man, and is being sought by federal authorities for fleeing to avoid prosecution. In August, Jeffs earned a spot on one of the FBI's most wanted lists, and the state of Arizona is offering a $10,000 reward for info leading to his arrest. The Cabela's shopping trip is the second alleged Jeffs sighting since the reward was posted. A previous tip placed him in Florida shopping for real estate near Orlando.
Jeffs and his clan, who have called the twin towns of Hilldale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., home for nearly 80 years, have built a gated compound in Eldorado, Texas, just south of San Angelo. Jeffs was last seen there in January 2004, when author Jon Krakauer snapped a picture of Jeffs consecrating the area where the sect's massive, first-ever temple now stands. (For more on this, see "Meet the New Neighbors," July 29.)