Warren Jeffs was caught and arrested last night after a routine traffic stop on I-15 north of Las Vegas.
Jeffs has been on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List for quite a while.
Jeffs is the leader of the FLDS polygamist sect (voluntaryXchange has a subject category on polygamy where you can read up). This was based in the twin towns of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona. A few years ago Jeffs started showing signs that he was going to bug out with the true believers and then he went on the run - so it isn't clear where the sect it based anymore, although they have additional properties in Texas, Colorado, South Dakota, British Columbia and Alberta.
As I've emphasized before, I can bite my tongue about some of the more antideluvian aspects of this cult. But years ago this evolved into an organized crime racket that was violating contemporary laws left and right. As I see it, the top dogs qualify for prosecution under the RICO act (with at least the required 2 and possibly 2 more of the hurdles cleared).
I expect hellfire and damnation will be raining down on us soon ... unless, of course, he made all that stuff up.
Ooh ooh ... wait for it ... I bet he'll claim there won't be hellfire and damnation because he's going to turn the other cheek. I'll be happy when he's doing that from ADX Florence.