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Warren Steed Jeffs, the current 'prophet' of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has been arrested.
Warren Steed Jeffs, 50, was taken into custody after he and two other people were pulled over late Monday by a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper on Interstate 15 just north of Las Vegas, FBI spokesman David Staretz said.
The leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was wanted in Utah and Arizona on suspicion of sexual misconduct for allegedly arranging marriages between underage girls and older men.
Since May, Jeffs has been on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list, with a $100,000 reward offered for information leading to his capture.
- Source: Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs arrested in Las Vegas, AP, via CBS4Denver.com, USA, Aug. 29, 2006
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