Feds Nab 'Prophet'
Warren Jeffs leader of breakaway Mormon sect the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints caught during a traffic stop just north of Vegas
Reportedly, Jeffs was riding with two others one of his wives, 32-year-old Naomi Jeffs, and one of his brothers, Isaac Steve Jeffs, also 32, who are being questioned by the FBI, but have not been arrested. Warren Jeffs, on the other hand, has been placed in federal custody, pending a hearing in federal district court in Las Vegas on the unlawful flight charge; at press time it was not clear whether authorities then seek to extradite him to Arizona to stand trial there.
Meanwhile, building at the FLDS' Yearning for Zion ranch in the West Texas town of Eldorado continued unabated even as the search for Jeffs intensified, says Randy Mankin, editor and publisher of the Eldorado Success, the weekly paper that broke the story of Jeffs' arrest Monday night.