FBI: FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs arrested in South Dakota

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  • Mack2828 Ft Thomas, KY
    June 20, 2017 11:22 a.m.

    This guy is being treated just like Joseph Smith. Sad.

  • bgl Santa Monica, CA
    June 18, 2017 11:57 a.m.

    Split the reward? Really? What did Haug do? Other than talk to the press--because the other employee sounds like he likes his privacy--what did this guy do exactly? The employee who picked up on this and took action should get every single solitary cent. I hope the FBI really takes into account that this store owner seems to be elbowing his way into a payday.

  • Alfred Springville, UT
    June 15, 2017 10:26 p.m.

    @wrz:
    "He shoulda joined Islam and he'd be home free. Same with Warren Jeffs. Islam adherents keep their women under harsh control. Also, its adherents are admonished, by their holy writ, to to kill the infidel, including Americans and Jews."

    Good point... and you shoulda added that the Muslim religion has teachings and practices that are contrary to the US laws and what America stands for. Yet, we see that their 'Shariah law' is gaining acceptance in several locations in states such as Minnesota and Michigan without interference with the law.

  • mhenshaw Leesburg, VA
    June 15, 2017 3:55 p.m.

    >>Exhibit a fomwhy "religious freedom" shouldn't be an unlimited right.

    Straw man. No one here is arguing that religious freedom should be an unlimited right. On the contrary, the LDS Church argues that followers of Christ need to obey the law.

    >>It's deplorable that anyone here would write in support of this man or his perverse beliefs.

    No one here has written anything "in support of this man or his perverse beliefs." On the contrary, every statement here has condemned him. I suggest reading the comments before criticizing those who make them.

  • The Educator South Jordan, UT
    June 15, 2017 1:18 p.m.

    Exhibit a fomwhy "religious freedom" shouldn't be an unlimited right. Religious practices and beliefs have limitations. It's deplorable that anyone here would write in support of this man or his perverse beliefs. Then again, what can I expect from The same crowd which voted for a 3 time cheater who bragged about sexually assaulting women?

    Get Educated

  • The Educator South Jordan, UT
    June 15, 2017 1:17 p.m.

    Exhibit a fomwhy "religious freedom" shouldn't be an unlimited right. Religious practices and beliefs have limitations. It's deplorable that anyone here would write in support of this man or his perverse beliefs. Then again, what can I expect from The same crowd which voted for a 3 time cheater who bragged about sexually assaulting women?

    Get Educated

  • Surf is Up Miami, FL
    June 15, 2017 12:11 p.m.

    Going forward, let me help the judges who obviously don't get it: If the defendant has committed a felony, and also is an FLDS member, don't let him/her out on bail.

    Just like the proponents of Sharia law who want to do things their own way (often in direct contradiction to US law) within this country, the FLDS do not support the law of the land and consider any illegal thing they do, any lie they tell, any state/federal social program they tap into and suck dry-- to be legal in the site of God and their leaders.

    I believe it is referred to as "bleeding the beast".

    Faithful LDS members following the 12th article of faith. The FLDS do not.

    Keep them in jail.

  • wrz Springville, UT
    June 15, 2017 12:12 p.m.

    @procuradorfiscal:
    "This character has amply demonstrated the evil, manipulative narcissism inherent in FLDS leadership."

    He shoulda joined Islam and he'd be home free. Same with Warren Jeffs. Islam adherents keep their women under harsh control. Also, its adherents are admonished, by their holy writ, to to kill the infidel, including Americans and Jews.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    June 15, 2017 12:08 p.m.

    Nice to see they got this slippery fugitive.

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    June 15, 2017 11:00 a.m.

    This character has amply demonstrated the evil, manipulative narcissism inherent in FLDS leadership. It's beyond sad that too many LDS consider the FLDS nothing more than a cute anachronism, something of a museum-eye view of what life was like in early Utah history.

    Truths is, FLDS doctrine, practice, and communities are polar opposites to those of our pioneer ancestors. They constitute illegal and abdominal impositions on, and a clear and present danger to, way too many people rendered weak and powerless, incapable of thinking and acting for themselves, by its violent and secretive nature.

    People are free to think and believe anything they want, of course, but savvy prosecutors -- in the interest of public safety -- should use the RICO statute to ferret out and shut down this dangerous criminal enterprise, and continue to jail its "made men" and "godfathers."

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    June 15, 2017 10:06 a.m.

    @Bountiful Guy

    That was my thought as well. What was this Judge thinking? Was anyone surprised that he absconded?

  • Bountiful Guy Bountiful, UT
    June 15, 2017 9:29 a.m.

    The judge who let him out should share his cell. This is a great arrest! And they should also go after all the FLDS who sheltered him the last year.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    June 15, 2017 8:50 a.m.

    I'll second that.... it is about time.....!

    "Just treat him like an illegal alien and give him a court date to appear and let him go."

    Not sure this is very accurate.... but sure, ok. Seeing how he jumped bail once, I really doubt that will happen again. Jumping bail really does change everything.

  • Lia Sandy, UT
    June 15, 2017 8:33 a.m.

    I hope he enjoyed his time on the lam. It will be hard to get much done from a small cell.

  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    June 15, 2017 7:38 a.m.

    About time! Now there needs to be another judge to let him out on bail, a nice guy like this. . . Just treat him like an illegal alien and give him a court date to appear and let him go.